Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat - 12/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (5-12) at Utah Jazz (11-8)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -10 -- Over/Under: 189 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and the Utah Jazz do battle tonight at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Heat have lost four of their last six games but they'll be looking to build on last night's - win at Denver. Hassan Whiteside dominated the paint with 25 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson combined for 40 points off the bench while Goran Dragic had 16 points with seven assists as the Heat trailed for most of the game until they ambushed the Nuggets with a 31-18 fourth quarter to escape with the much-needed victory. With the win, Miami improves to 5-12 overall and 3-5 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Jazz will be gunning for a fifth straight win tonight after making light work of the Rockets in a 120-101 home win on Tuesday. Gordon Hayward has been in great form and led the way on Tuesday with a season-high 31 points to go along with five rebounds and seven assists, Rodney Hood added 19 points while Rudy Gobert had a double-double of 16 points with 14 rebounds as the Jazz shot 55.4 percent from the field and 15 of 28 from the 3-point line, while holding the high-scoring Rockets to just 40.7 percent shooting from the field. With the win, Utah improves to 11-8 overall and 5-3 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days rest, while the Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Heat are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Utah and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall.
The Heat are coming off an impressive win but the Jazz have been in form for a while now and all the betting trends are in favor of the Jazz, so I'm going to follow the trend.