Saturday, January 9, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 21-14 and a road record of 6-6. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 97.2 points per game while giving up 94.7 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 15-20 and a home record of 10-8. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 96.6 points per game and surrendering 97.7, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Chris Bosh averages 19.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Gordon Hayward averages 18.7 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Miami averages 97.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.7 per game. The Heat allow 94.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Utah averages 96.6 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Jazz allow 97.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 17-17-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 11-24-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 18-16-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 14-21-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/28/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee out indefinitely
01/07/16 C Hassan Whiteside Knee probable Friday vs. Phoenix
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out 6 weeks
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
01/08/16 F Derrick Favors Back "?" Saturday vs. Miami
01/07/16 G Rodney Hood Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Miami
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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