Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 12-2-18

Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 12-2-18

Utah Jazz (10-12) vs Miami Heat (7-13)

Date : 12/02/2018
Time : 6:00PM
Location : American Airlines Arena

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Utah Jazz vs Miami Heat

The struggling Miami Heat will take on the equally struggling Utah Jazz at the American Airlines Arena on Sunday night in a must-win match-up. The Heat are on a two-game losing streak while the fifth place Jazz is on a one-game win streak. Both teams are in need of key pieces to add to their rosters to help strengthen the team on the offensive side of the ball.

These two teams meet for the first time this season only to face-off again ten days later in Utah. The next time they meet, both teams might have a couple of new additions to their lineup.

Utah Jazz's Latest Performance :

The Utah Jazz have already started to make changes to their lineup with the addition of 3-point threat, Kyle Korver. The Jazz are currently one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the league, so Korver’s sharpshooting should help improve that stat. Aside from their offensive woes, their surprisingly average defense has lead to a number of defeats. Thought to be a top three team before the start of the season, the Jazz are a disappointing 10-12 and looking for answers. They may get them sooner than they think.

Miami Heat's Latest Performance :

The Miami Heat need some help. After failing to acquire Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves, they still need some star power and are eyeing a possible three-way deal with the Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz to acquire superstar point guard, John Wall from the Wizards. The Heat have yet to fill the shoes of Lebron James with a key acquisition and go-to scorer. Wall would provide that option and bring some star power back to South Beach giving them something or someone to build a team around.

How Utah Jazz & Miami Heat Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Heat are 8-12 ATS overall

Heat are 3-8 ATS at home and 5-4 ATS away

Jazz are 10-12 ATS overall

Jazz are 3-5 ATS at home and 3-7 ATS away

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

The Jazz and Heat is an interesting match-up. Both are struggling on both ends of the court and both are looking to make improvements by acquiring some talent to fill the holes. They actually match-up well considering neither team has a bonafide star leading the team. The Jazz are 26th in scoring and the Heat are 16th in scoring while sitting 29th in field goal percentage. The defense has held it’s own even though the Heat are struggling offensively.

Betting trends for Utah Jazz:

  • Jazz are 8-6 as away team

  • Jazz are 3-4 in non-conference games

  • Jazz are 4-5 after a win

Betting trends for Miami Heat:

  • Heat are 3-8 as home team

  • Heat are 2-2 in non-conference games

  • Heat are 5-7 after a loss


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