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NBA odds preview - Jazz vs. Heat

Utah JazzMiami Heat
6-20December 16, 2013, 07:30 | AmericanAirlines Arena17-6

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Miami and Utah on Monday, with the host Heat trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Jazz will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 11-14-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Heat are 11-12 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Utah is 11-15 on the totals; Miami is 13-10.

View Utah Jazz vs Miami Heat Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Heat in this one, they were listed earlier as -14-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 199 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Heat at No. 11 and the Jazz at No. 25 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-84 result in favor of the Heat.

The Jazz were a 100-84 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. Utah suffered a 100-84 loss against San Antonio on Saturday, getting 20 points from Trey Burke in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.

Miami won its last outing, a 114-107 result against the Cavaliers on December 14. The Heat failed to cover in that game as a 12.5-point favorite, while the 221 combined points took the game OVER the total. Cleveland was scorched by LeBron James for 25 points as the Heat defated the Cavaliers 114-107 in NBA action on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jazz rank No. 26 in the league with 40.88 per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 8.22 per game, while the Jazz rate No. 27 with 6 per contest.

Next up:
Utah at Orlando, Wednesday, December 18th
Miami home to Indiana, Wednesday, December 18th