Utah Jazz at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 3.5 point favorites.
The Jazz have a record of 11-12. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.3 as they average 105.9 points per game while giving up 108.2 per contest. The Heat have an overall mark of 8-13. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 108.5 points per contest and give up 110.0, which is a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 11-12-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 15-8-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 9-12-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 13-8-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/30/18 SF Justise Winslow Knee is probable Friday vs New Orleans
11/30/18 G Tyler Johnson Hamstring is downgraded to out Friday vs New Orleans
11/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell averages 21.5 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Joe Ingles comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 13.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.6 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 50%. Josh Richardson averages 20.5 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Utah averages 105.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.7 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Miami is 19th in the league with 108.5 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 22.0. The Heat are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Jazz are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Utah is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Miami is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Heat are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 12th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -3.5
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