Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 2/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+3)
Vivint Arena is the site where and the Utah Jazz (20-5) will play the Miami Heat (11-14) on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Utah as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 223.
The Miami Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Houston Rockets and earned the victory with a final of 101-94 in their last game. Miami ended the game having earned a 43.0% field goal percentage (34 out of 79) and buried 15 of their 42 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Heat made 18 of 20 attempts for a rate of 90.0%. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 49 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 24 assists in the game in addition to earning 6 steals and 3 blocks. In regard to defending, Miami allowed the other team to go 38.6% from the field on 32 out of 83 shooting. Houston earned 24 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Rockets collected 42 boards (8 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Houston finished the game shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 15 of 20 attempts. They converted 15 out of their 50 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Jimmy Butler is one guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He ended up scoring 27 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 39:07 mins played and also snagged 10 rebounds. Butler went 44.4% from the field and recorded 10 assists. Someone else that came through in this contest for the Heat was Kendrick Nunn. He pulled down 5 rebounds and also tallied 3 assists. He finished the game shooting 38.9% from the field in this matchup by going 7-of-18 (16 points). In all, Nunn was on the hardwood for 40:51 min.
Miami enters this game with a record of 11-14 on the season. They average 106.7 points per contest (27th in basketball) while connecting on 46.3% from the field. The Heat are shooting 35.8% on 3-pointers (331 of 925) and 78.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Miami is collecting 42.1 boards per game and has earned 636 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 9th in the league in terms of passing. They cough up possession 16.8 times per game and as a group are committing 19.7 personal fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Heat are able to force 15.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.0 fouls. The Heat defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 44.5% (377 of 525) and they concede 44.1 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 15th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 620 surrendered this year. They are giving up 37.4% from 3-point land and they are ranked 6th in the NBA in points per game allowed (109.5).
When they last played, the Utah Jazz took home the win by a final score of 122-108 when they played the Boston Celtics. The Jazz were able to collect 31 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this game. They blocked 7 shots while earning 4 steals for this game. The Celtics committed 25 personal fouls in this game which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to knock down 24 of them for a rate of 88.9%. When talking about shooting from distance, Utah buried 18 of 48 tries (37.5%). When all was said and done, the Jazz went 40 out of 84 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.6%. The Jazz allowed the Celtics to make 38 out of 86 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.2% for the matchup. They finished 44.8% from distance by going 13 out of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 23 at the charity stripe (82.6%). In regard to rebounding, Utah permitted Boston to collect 35 in all (11 offensive).
Donovan Mitchell ended up having an impact for the Jazz for this game. He converted 12 out of 23 for this game for a field goal percentage of 52.2%, which had him finishing with 36 points. Mitchell totaled 4 rebounds in his 35:49 mins of time on the hardwood and earned 9 dimes in the matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for Utah was Joe Ingles. He walked away with 24 points in his 35:59 mins on the hardwood via 5 out of 12 shooting in this contest. Ingles finished going 41.7% from the field and also earning 6 assists and 3 boards.
Utah has a win-loss record of 20-5 for the year. As an offensive unit, the Jazz are connecting on 46.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 13th in basketball. Utah has totaled 2,864 points for the season (114.6 per contest) and they collect 49.2 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per contest (20th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest. The Jazz have committed 18.7 fouls per game and they shoot 76.6% from the free throw line. The Jazz defensively are ranked 3rd in basketball in points given up per game with 105.8. They are able to force 11.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.9% from the field (3rd in basketball). The Utah defense allows 35.3% on 3-point attempts (278 of 787) and opponents are connecting on 77.3% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 22.3 assists and 42.0 boards every game, which ranks 2nd and 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+3)
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