Jazz vs. Heat NBA Prediction
A pair of red-hot teams will meet in Miami on Friday night when the Heat host the Jazz at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will Utah cover yet another spread when it lays 6.5 points tonight in Miami or are the Heat the better play as the home dog?
541 Utah Jazz (-6.5) at 542 Miami Heat (+6.5); o/u 217.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, February 26, 2021
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
Utah Jazz DFS Spin
Rudy Gobert produced 18 points, nine rebounds, one block and three turnovers across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 114-89 win over the Lakers. Gobert dominated the Lakers, going 8-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from the stripe, and he probably would have had an even more impressive stat line if it weren't for the blowout nature of the game. Derrick Favors didn't miss a shot in his 17 minutes off the bench, going 5-of-5 from the floor and 2-of-4 from the line for 12 points, seven rebounds and one turnover in the easy win.
Miami Heat DFS Spin
Fresh off an All-Star snubbing, Jimmy Butler came through with 27 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists, three triples, three steals, one block and two turnovers across 34 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Raptors. Butler and Bam Adebayo were All-Stars last season, but neither guy made the squad this year, and some of that probably has to do with how uneven Miami's start was this season. Luckily, All-Star appearances aren't a category in fantasy hoops, and for all intents and purposes, Jimmy Buckets has been a fantasy All-Star this season with averages of 19.5 points, 7.7 boards, 7.8 dimes and a league-leading 1.9 steals a night.
Jazz vs. Heat Betting Prediction
The Jazz are 5-1 against the spread in their last six meetings with the Heat in Miami and have cashed in four straight series meetings between these two teams. The Jazz are also 23-5 against the spread in their last 28 games overall, are 4-0 against the number in their last four games as a road favorite and are 8-2 at the betting window in their last 10 road games. The Heat, meanwhile, are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog, are 4-10 against the number in their last 14 games coming off an ATS win and are 2-8-1 at the betting window in their last 11 home games.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -6.5