Heat vs. Jazz Prediction
Will the Utah Jazz keep rolling at home when they host the Miami Heat at 9PM ET tonight?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Jazz are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -10 points against the Heat. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 189 points. Utah has won three of the last four meetings with Miami, covering the spread in all four games. These two met on Nov. 12 with Utah getting a 102-91 victory.
Utah is on a hot streak, winning four straight and covering in the four wins. Utah is now 11-8 on the season and 10-9 against the spread. The Jazz are led by their defense, which is allowing just 93.8 points per game, which leads the league by nearly 4 points per game. The offense is putting up 98.7 points per game. Gordon Hayward is averaging 21.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game to lead Utah while George Hill is averaging 20.0 points and 4.2 assists per game. Rudy Gobert is also averaging 11.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat are coming off a 106-98 win last night at Denver, but Miami is just 2-4 in its last six. Miami is now 6-12 overall and 8-10 against the spread. Miami is putting up just 96.6 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 98.2 points per game. Hassan Whiteside is leading the Miami charge with 17.7 points and 15.1 rebounds per game while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.2 points and 6.6 assists per contest.
The Miami Heat are struggling, as they have given up at least 100 points in five of their last seven games. Utah has been playing very well lately and the Jazz have won three straight at home. They shouldn’t have a problem getting past a Miami team that lacks much offensive firepower.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -10