Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz - 11/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (6-4) at Miami Heat (2-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and Miami Heat clash Saturday night in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.
The Utah Jazz look to stay red hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 98.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 95.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 25.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while George Hill is averaging 20.4 points and five assists. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Johnson is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won seven of their last 11 road games.
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The Miami Heat need a bounce back victory to snap a tough three-game losing streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.1 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Hassan Whiteside is averaging 17.9 points and 14.7 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.3 points and 5.9 assists. Tyler Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Jazz are 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games. The Heat are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jazz are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Miami and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Heat lack the outside shooting to be a threat to most of the teams in the league. Without Dragic the Heat are even more handicapped. The Jazz are as healthy as they've been all season and have the defense-offensive combination to get this victory on the road. The Heat just aren't talented enough offensively to win without their point guard.