Utah Jazz at Miami Heat Free NBA Picks & Odds 11-12-2016
by Tony Sink - 11/11/2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 5-4. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 98.3 points per game while giving up 95.4 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 2-5. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96.1 points per game and surrendering 98.0, good for a point differential of -1.9.
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Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 9.3 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 59%. George Hill averages 20.4 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 17.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.7 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 56%. Goran Dragic averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Utah averages 98.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 48.3 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.9 per game. The Jazz allow 95.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.6 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Miami averages 96.1 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 54.7 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Heat allow 98 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 107.2 and a defensive rating of 104. In terms of pace they average 91.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Heat rating on offense is 100.2 and they have a defensive rating of 102.2. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 2-5-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
11/09/16 PG George Hill Thumb "?" Friday vs Orlando
11/03/16 C Boris Diaw Leg expected to miss 2 weeks
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
11/11/16 PG Goran Dragic Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah
11/10/16 G Wayne Ellington Quad out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami +3.5
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