Heat face Jazz: NBA odds preview

Miami HeatUtah Jazz
Jan 14, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz Odds

24-11TEAM RECORD20-19

The visiting Heat hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena against the Jazz.

The Jazz sport records of 20-19 and 19-19-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Heat sit at 24-11 and 17-18 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 18-20-1 for the Jazz and 16-19 for the Heat. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Jazz in this one, they were listed earlier as 5.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 197.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Jazz and the No. 9-ranked Heat, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-99 result in favor of the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Heat rank No. 29 in the league with 39.1 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA’s No. 19-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Heat rate No. 6 with 8.6 per contest.

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.2 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 128-99 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The Heat covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 227 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento was run off the court by the Heat on Saturday as Miami blasted the Kings 128-99 at Power Balance Pavilion.

In their last action, Utah was a 90-87 winner on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Al Jefferson scored 20 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for Utah on Saturday, leading the Jazz to a 90-87 victory over Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Heat at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing on the road against Utah
Miami is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games at home
Utah is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games

Next up:
Miami at Golden State, Wednesday, January 16
Utah home to Cleveland, Saturday, January 19