Free NBA Pick: Jazz vs. Heat NBA Odds
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2021 NBA Handicapping
(26-6) Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat (15-17)
Date: Friday, February 26
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz -235 | Heat +188
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -6
NBA Betting Total: O/U OFF
Utah just finished up a ridiculously tough 10-game stretch with a single loss. It is 22–2 in its last 24 games and has the best record in the NBA, despite the third most difficult schedule.
The Jazz blew-out Charlotte and then blew-out the Lakers following its rare loss to the Clippers. It held LeBron James to a modest 19/4/4 Wednesday.
Not a single player on Utah scored even 20 points in the 25-point victory. Rudy Gobert and Jordan Clarkson led the scoring with 18 points apiece. Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley had eight assists each.
It’s the versatility and cohesiveness that makes this Utah team so good. It can win games on offense; it can win games on defense; and it can do each in a variety of different ways.
And more weapons seemingly keep appearing. Georges Niang, once a prolific scorer at Iowa State and second round pick in 2016, went 7-for-7 from three for 21 points against the Hornets.
He followed it up with a simple six points against the Lakers but he’s been logging consistent minutes off the bench for most of the season now.
Miami just finished a seven-game road trip that started slowly with three losses in four, including one to the Jazz.
The Heat came on strong toward the end, however, with three straight wins. It made it four in a return home against the Raptors on Wednesday, 116–108.
Miami locked down Pascal Siakam, who finished with a measly five points. Goran Dragic played for the first time in three weeks and scored 15 points off the bench.
Dragic played 20 minutes but Kendrick Nunn stayed in the starting lineup. There were more than enough minutes to go around with Tyler Herro out with a minor hip injury.
It was almost two weeks ago when the Heat lost by 18 in Utah. The Jazz didn’t even shoot the ball well from outside (12-of-46 from three), either.
Of course, Miami didn’t shoot well either but Utah is the better shooting side. The Jazz won slightly in the battles for turnovers, offensive rebounds and free throws. That can’t happen if Miami is going to win this time.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Jazz is 6-4 in the teams last 10 meetings.
- Head to Head: The Heat are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- Head to Head: The teams are 6-4 in the over/under in their last 10 meetings.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction: the Heat springs an upset.
Utah will be giving points on the road, though perhaps not many. It will be tempting to back the Jazz.
But Miami is feeling some momentum now and will get up for a game like this. Jimmy Butler will challenge his guys and the Heat will approach this with extra focus.
Rather than play Miami with just a few points, take it to win straight-up for a better pay day.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Heat by 4.5
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