Jazz vs. Heat Prediction
Will the Miami Heat be able to put away the Utah Jazz at home when the two meet up in tonight’s featured NBA game at 7:30PM ET?
511 Utah Jazz vs. 512 Miami Heat
Monday, December 23, 2019
7:30PM ET – AmericanAirlines Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Heat are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -4 points against the Jazz. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 212 points. The public betting currently has 75 percent going on Miami as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Jazz catching fire
Utah is riding a five-game win streak right now following a 114-107 win at Charlotte on Saturday night. The Jazz were 3-2 against the spread during the win streak. Utah is 18-11 on the season, 7-8 on the road, 12-17 against the spread and 15-14 with the under.
The Jazz are putting up just 107.4 points per game on the season while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from the arc. Defensively, Utah allows just 106.3 points per game while opponents shoot 44.2 percent against them. The Jazz are being led by Donovan Mitchell, who is averaging 25.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. Bojan Bogdanovic is adding 21.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Point guard Mike Conley is out for tonight’s game due to a hamstring injury. He is averaging 13.6 points and 4.6 assists per contest.
Heat look for third straight win
Miami is coming off a 129-114 win at home over New York on Friday night for a second consecutive victory. The Heat have covered the spread in five of their last six games. Miami enters tonight’s contest 21-8 on the season, 12-1 at home, 19-9-1 against the spread and 17-11-1 with the over.
The Heat are scoring 112.7 points per game on offense, shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from the arc. Defensively, Miami is allowing just 107.4 points per game while holding opponents to 44.1 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler has been leading the Heat with 20.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. Kendrick Nunn is adding 16.4 points and 3.6 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Jazz are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games as a road underdog and 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 Monday games.
The Heat are 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 games as a home favorite and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games.
These two have not met this season. Utah is on a win streak, but all of the wins have been against losing teams. The Jazz have not played well against strong teams, losing by at least nine points against the Thunder, Lakers, 76ers and Raptors in recent weeks. Miami has been competitive against everyone and I think they will be able to handle Utah at home tonight. The Heat have the shooting and defense to limit the Jazz on both ends of the floor. Miami is far more proven against good teams than Utah.
NBA Prediction: Miami Heat -4