Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat - 1/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (22-14) at Utah Jazz (15-20)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat travel to Salt Lake City to battle the Utah Jazz tonight.
The Heat have won four of their last five and are coming off a 103-95 win at Phoenix thanks to a balanced scoring effort. Dwyane Wade led the way with 27 points on nine of 14 shooting, Goran Dragic added 22 points and seven assists while Gerald Green had 21 points as the Heat took down the Suns for the 11th straight time to improve to 22-14 on the season and 7-6 on the road where they've won four of their last five games.
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Meanwhile, the Jazz will be looking to avoid a fourth straight loss after Thursday's 103-94 loss at Houston. Gordon Hayward led the team with 15 points, Trevor Booker added 12 points while Rodney Hood added 10, but it was a pretty poor effort from the Jazz overall as they led by 44-39 going into halftime, but allowed 64 points in the second half. Rudy Gobert returned to the lineup Thursday and posted six points and three rebounds over 15 minutes, but he is expected to return to his normal playing time sooner rather than later which is great news for the Jazz who are now 15-20 on the season and 5-12 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss.
Head to head, the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and the over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings.
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