Heat vs Jazz Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/12/2020
Game: Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -5.5
Vivint Smart Home Arena is the site where Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz (35-18, 2nd in the Northwest Division) will play the Miami Heat (35-18, 1st in the Southeast Division) on Wednesday. Utah opens this contest as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 216.5.
The Heat cover 56.9% of the time, having gone 29-22-2 ATS. Utah is covering 51.9% of the time, going 27-25-1 against the spread.
Key Miami Heat Injuries
02/10/20 SG Tyler Herro Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Utah
02/10/20 PF Meyers Leonard Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Utah
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kendrick Nunn averages 15.4 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 24.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 14.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league. Miami averages 111.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.8 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game. Utah is 16th in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Jazz are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Heat are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 13th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Miami is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Utah is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Jazz are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 9th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -5.5
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