Utah Jazz at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 16-23. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 100.9 points per game while giving up 101.7 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 21-17. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 19-20-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 17-21-1 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 16-20-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 14-22-2 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/26/17 PG Raul Neto Concussion is out indefinitely
12/16/17 C Rudy Gobert Ankle is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/22/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
01/06/18 F Justise Winslow Knee is "?" Sunday vs Utah
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Rodney Hood averages 16.8 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Goran Dragic averages 16.7 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Hassan Whiteside averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.6 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 100.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.79 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.5 per game. The Jazz allow 101.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 28th in the league with 100.8 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.37. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 21.3. The Heat are 10th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Heat surrender 102.2 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.5 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Jazz are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Utah is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league.
Miami is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league. The Heat are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -4.5
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