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Heat hit the hardwood versus the Jazz

LeBron James and the Miami Heat have already blown out the Utah Jazz once this season as those two teams hit the hardwood together in NBA betting action on Saturday night.

Miami got past Utah by a score of 117-94 and managed to cover the 12-point spread at home when the teams met back on December 16, improving the Heat to 6-4 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the Jazz dating back to 2008.

The Jazz sport a record of 16-33 and 23-25-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Heat sit at 35-13 and 22-26 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 22-27 for the Jazz and 29-19 for the Heat. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Jazz as 8.5-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 198 earlier at GTbets.eu.

This game pits the Jazz, currently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Heat, who rate No. 20 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-86 victory for the Heat.

Miami won its last outing, a 116-112 result against the Clippers on February 5. The Heat covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 228 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles was victimized by LeBron James for 31 points as the Heat defeated the Clippers 116-112 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Utah was a 103-81 loser in its last match on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 184 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Utah was run off the court by the Mavericks on Friday as Dallas blasted them 103-81 at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 24-rated squad against Miami's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 24 in the league with 6.67 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 8.06 per outing.

Next up:
Miami at Phoenix, Tuesday, February 11th
Utah at Los Angeles, Tuesday, February 11th