Thursday, November 12, 2015
American Airlines Arena
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Utah Jazz travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Thursday, November 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Miami as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 184.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 4-3 and a road record of 3-2. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 96.3 points per game while giving up 89.7 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 5-3 and a home record of 4-1. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 97.1 points per game and surrendering 90.1, good for a point differential of 7.
Alec Burks comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Gordon Hayward averages 15.7 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Chris Bosh averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Utah averages 96.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.4 per game. The Jazz allow 89.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Miami averages 97.1 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 7th with 13.9 per game. The Heat allow 90.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Heat force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 1-7-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
11/11/15 C Rudy Gobert Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Miami
10/23/15 G Dante Exum ACL out for season
Miami Heat Injuries
11/10/15 F Jarnell Stokes Acquired "?" Thursday vs Utah Jazz
11/10/15 G Gerald Green Suspension expected to miss Thursday vs Utah Jazz
11/10/15 G Beno Udrih Acquired "?" Thursday vs Utah Jazz
Tony's Pick: Take Utah
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks