Utah Jazz vs Miami Heat NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Utah Jazz vs Miami Heat Prediction 3/2/2024

The Utah Jazz (27-33) travel to face off against the Miami Heat (33-26) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at Kaseya Center in Miami and televised on NBA. Both the Jazz and Heat will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 5:00 ET.

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The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Jazz will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Magic with a final score of 115-107. The Jazz picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 53-51.

Coming into today’s game, the Jazz are 27-33 overall and have gone 1-4 in their last five games. In the Western Conference, they are in 11th place and are 4th in the Northwest division.

Utah currently has an ATS record of 32-28, placing them above .500 against the spread. This season, Utah has a 11-6 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 21-22 when playing as underdogs.

The Heat Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Heat’s most recent game versus the Nuggets saw Bam Adebayo lead the Heat with 22 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. Jimmy Butler added 21 points, but unfortunately, Miami was defeated in the game with a score of 103-97.

With an overall record of 33-26, the Heat are 2-1 in their last three games. When playing on the road, the Heat are 18-13 compared to 15-13 at home.

Against the spread, the Heat have covered in nine straight games and have an overall ATS record of 29-27. Miami has covered the spread in three straight home games and are 12-16 ATS at home compared to 17-11 on the road.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

The Utah offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 10th ranked offense at 117.5 points per game.

This season, the Jazz are averaging 117.5 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. However, on the road, they are averaging 112.1 points per game (20th).

Utah’s offense has been one of the most efficient in the league, as they are 7th in pace at 100.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 20th in the NBA at 46%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Jazz are 12th in made threes per game (13.3) and have attempted the 9th most threes in the league. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc (20th).

Heat Offense Breakdown

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Through 59 games the Heat are averaging 110.4 points per contest, placing them 27th in the NBA.

At home, the Heat are scoring 113.1 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. Overall, Miami is 27th in scoring at 110.4 points per game.

Miami has made 12.4 three-pointers per game this season, which is 17th in the league. They are 9th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

So far, the Heat have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 33.9% of their games. In terms of pace, Miami is 28th in the league at 96.3 possessions per game.

Jazz Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Jazz’s defense is giving up an average of 120.4 points per contest. The Jazz defense is coming off a game in which they held the Magic offense to just 42.5% shooting. Overall, they gave up 115 points to Orlando.

Heat Team Defense

This season, the Heat defense has been impressive, holding the 3rd position in the league while permitting an average of 109.7 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Heat squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.4% from downtown.

Key Players For The Jazz And Heat

In today’s game, our projections have Lauri Markkanen leading the Jazz with 24 points on 8/17 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 23 points per game along with 8.3 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Terry Rozier as the leading scorer for the Heat. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 20 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.1%, and his scoring average is 20.5 points per game.

Jazz vs Heat Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Jazz offense has averaged 117 points per game while allowing an average of 125. Utah posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • Miami has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 108 points per game while allowing 103. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Jazz have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Heat have an ATS record of 4-0-1 and a straight up mark of 5-0.

Jazz vs Heat Prediction

Not only do we have the Heat winning this one by a score of 142-112, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Heat at -7.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 225, and our model projects the Jazz and Heat to reach a combined total of 254 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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