Free NBA Pick: Heat vs Jazz NBA Odds
Looking for Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Heat taking on the Jazz on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Heat Jazz matchup.
(5-6) Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz (5-6)
Friday night NBA features a full slate, and although it may not sound like a selling point, this one features two teams that struggle offensively, hence the betting total sitting at 196 ahead of tipoff.
The Miami Heat enter this contest looking like the definition of a .500 team.
In their last six outings, they’ve lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves, beaten the Chicago Bulls, dropped one against the Denver Nuggets, won against the LA Clippers, fell to the Golden State Warriors and got a victory against the Phoenix Suns.
Against Utah, Miami needs to look to push the pace. The Jazz are a very methodical offensive team, and they don’t get out in transition very often.
If the Heat can force Utah into a pace that it’s not used to by allowing guys like Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters to play freely, the Jazz will likely feel compelled to do the same with their guards.
That’s the recipe for beating Utah.
Utah’s scoring struggles are summed up in one simple fact.
Ricky Rubio is leading the team in points per game entering this contest.
Why is that a problem? For starters, he’s a 10.5 points per game player for his career.
The other problem is that he’s only averaging 15.8 points per night this season, proving the fact that he’s leading the team is more an indictment on their ability to score and not a testament to his ability to put the ball in the basket.
The good news, of course, is that Utah has one of the best defenses in the league. Rudy Gobert leads the NBA in blocks and the team is sixth in the league in Defensive Efficiency.
If this game truly is low-scoring, as projected, it will favor the Jazz.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-1 in MIA last 8 Fri. games.
- MIA are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Under is 12-4 in MIA last 16 road games.
- Over is 6-2-1 in UTA last 9 Fri. games.
- Underdog is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
- Over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings in Utah.
Free Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction
Utah games have gone over the projected score in six out of the Jazz’s last Friday games. But it’s not every day they play against a team that’s also struggling to put points on the board.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Utah Jazz -3
With the Jazz looking to slow the pace and the Heat struggling to score, this one should go to the Jazz straight up and against the sread.
Add to that the home court advantage Utah will enjoy in this one, and we’re feeling confident in our prediction.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah Jazz 99 – Miami Heat 95
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