Heat vs. Jazz Prediction
The Miami Heat and Utah Jazz will meet Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET. Does this matchup offer good value for bettors looking to cash an over tonight?
9:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Jazz are 6.5-point favorites to beat the Heat. The total, meanwhile, sits at 209.5 points and as of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the point spread.
Miami Heat Fantasy Spin
Hassan Whiteside (personal) is being listed as "out" for Wednesday's game in Utah. There's been no word of Whiteside returning to the team, despite his son being born on Sunday, so this four-game absence for the birth of his child is somewhat strange. The last time we saw him, he went to the locker room early during a loss, which head coach Erik Spoelstra deemed "unacceptable behavior," so the timing is odd here. Bam Adebayo will continue to start while he's out, and is worth owning in most leagues at the moment.
Utah Jazz Fantasy Spin
Rudy Gobert scored 13 points (5-of-8 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) with 14 rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes against the Thunder on Monday. Gobert picked up his fifth foul in the final minute of the third quarter, with the Jazz down 98-74, and didn't play at all in the fourth. He picked up a technical as he walked to the bench after voicing his displeasure to the referees, but didn't harm any chalk in the process. He's been very upset with how he and the Jazz have been officiated of late and let it show again in this one. Even with all that, he still notched his 23rd double-double of the season.
NBA Betting Trends
The underdog is 19-7 against the spread in the last 26 meetings between these two teams, while the road team is also 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Jazz have covered the point spread in five of their last six games when playing on only one day of rest.
The over is 5-2-1 in the Heat’s last eight games when facing an opponent with a losing record. The over is also 7-1 in the Jazz’s last eight home games, is 9-2 in their last 11 games when facing an opponent with a losing record, and is 7-3 in their last 10 games when coming off a loss.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Heat/Jazz over 209.5