Jazz at Heat - 11/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (4-3) at Miami Heat (5-3)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -4.5 -- Over/Under: 184 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, SUN
The Utah Jazz and Miami Heat square off Thursday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Utah Jazz look for a road win after splitting their last four games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 96.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 89.7 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 15.7 points and 3.6 rebounds while Alec Burks is averaging 15.6 points and 2.6 assists. Derrick Favors is grabbing nine rebounds and Rodney Hood is dishing 2.9 assists. The Utah Jazz are forcing 16.3 turnovers and allowing opponents bench to score just 24.4 points per game. The Jazz have allowed less than 100 points on 20 of their last 27 games. The Jazz have won six of their last 10 road games. Rudy Gobert is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Miami Heat look to keep rolling after winning four of their last six games. The Miami Heat are averaging 97.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 90.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 18.3 points and 9.9 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 18 points and 4.4 assists. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.4 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing four assists. The Miami Heat are allowing just 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are holding opponents starters to just 56.8 points per game. The Heat have allowed less than 100 points in 22 of their last 28 games. The Heat have won 11 of their last 15 home games. Jarnell Stokes and Beno Udrih are questionable.
The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Jazz are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Miami and 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings overall.
These are the top two defensive teams in the league, but the Heat also have more offensive weapons than Utah. Also, Miami is tough to beat at home and has beaten the Jazz in two of the last three meetings in AAA. Give me Miami and the reasonable chalk.