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(16-23) Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat (21-17)
Date: Sunday, January 7
Time: 3:30PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Miami -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 199.5
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Sunday afternoon NBA features a contest between interconference foes who are both looking at the playoff picture in their respective halves of the league.
The difference between the two is that Miami, currently fifth, is hoping to avoid sliding out of the East’s top eight, while the Jazz, ninth, are doing everything they can to get back into the West’s postseason equation.
The Jazz enter this game averaging 100.9 points per game. That number is only good enough for 27th in the league.
In terms of offensive efficiency, Utah jumps up to 21st but remains in the bottom 10 of the Association. They score 103.8 points per 100 possessions.
That number sandwiches them between the No. 20 Charlotte Hornets and the No. 22 Detroit Pistons.
Defensively, Utah is allowing opponents to score 101.7 points per night. That number is good enough for seventh in the Association.
When looking at defensive efficiency, the Jazz drop slightly to ninth, but still remain in the top 10.
They allow 104.5 points per 100 possessions, which puts them in between the No. 8 Washington Wizards and the No. 10 Charlotte Hornets.
The Heat enter this contest having scored 100.8 points per contest. That number is only good enough for 28th in the NBA.
In terms of offensive efficiency, Miami jumps up but remains in the bottom 10. They score an improved 103.5 points per 100 possessions, which is good enough for 23rd in the league.
Defensively, Miami is giving up 102.2 points per night, which is good enough for seventh in the league.
When looking at defensive efficiency, the Heat dip down to 13th, sandwiching them between the No. 12 Houston Rockets and the No. 14 New York Knicks.
On that end of the court, Miami gives up 105 points per 100 possessions.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-1 in UTA last 8 overall.
- MIA are 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 home games.
- Under is 15-6 in MIA last 21 overall.
- Under is 7-3 in MIA last 10 home games.
- Underdog is 17-5 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
- Over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Miami.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
If one thing is certain, it’s that this contest is going to turn into a slog early. The Jazz run the No. 26 pace out of 30 teams in the NBA, while the Heat run the 27th.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Jazz +4.5
Although a 4.5-point spread isn’t exactly monumental, it could end up feeling like that when this one’s all said and done.
This game is going to be a low-scoring affair where neither team can break away.
The Heat should ultimately get the win straight up, but thinking it’ll be by five or more points is not advised at this juncture.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami Heat 99 – Utah Jazz 97
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