Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz will look to take care of business at home when they host Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat in a mid-week matchup of legitimate NBA Finals contenders. With the Heat looking to record consecutive victories and the Jazz looking to extend their modest winning streak, let’s see how the NBA betting odds will be for the Heat vs Jazz.
Heat vs Jazz 2020 NBA Betting Lines & Game Preview
- When: Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
- Radio: Miami / Utah
- TV: FS Sun, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
- NBA Odds: Utah -4.5 / Total: 217
Why Bet On Miami
Miami got back all-star swingman Jimmy Butler after he missed the previous two games to get past Golden State 113-101 on Monday as Miami’s main man finished with a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds while adding five assist for good measure.
“We look like a totally different team when our max player is out there,” Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra said afterward. “He makes it look a little bit smoother, a little bit more settled with our offense. The ball gets to the right places. He finds a way to get to the free-throw line. All these things that are necessary when you want to win on the road.”
The Heat are also getting some strong performances from recently acquired veteran forward Jae Crowder who also finished with 21 points while adding eight rebounds and three steals against Golden State.
“It feels good just to get out there and play with the guys and compete at a high level,” Crowder told reporters.
Miami averages 111.9 points per game (15th) while allowing 108.2 points per contest defensively (11th). The Heat have gone just 13-15 on the road this season.
- Total Score: 111.91
- Field Goal %: 46.9
- Three Point %: 37.87
- Free Throw %: 77.8
- Total Rebounds: 45.09
- Total Score: 108.21
- Field Goal %: 44.46
- Three Point %: 33.62
- Free Throw %: 77.42
- Total Rebounds: 42
Miami Heat Betting Trends
- Heat are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Heat are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Heat are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
Why Bet On Utah
Utah has won three straight, including a thrilling 123-119 road win over Dallas on Monday night as backup combo guard Jordan Clarkson scored a team-high 25 points while all-star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell and sweet-shooting small forward Bojan Bogdanovich each added 23 points in the win. The Jazz sealed the deal late after leading by as many as 21 points only to see Dallas make a late charge.
“We’ve been on the wrong end of those, where they come back and take the lead,” Jazz All-Star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell told reporters. “The biggest thing is we weren’t like scared. We weren’t like, ‘Here he go again.’ How do we fix it and we continued to push forward.”
Each of Utah’s last three wins have been nail-biters that have all come by four points or less, following a season-high five-game losing streak.
“It’s been an interesting two weeks,” Mitchell said. “That’s what good teams go though, you have a little rough stretch and you bounce back.”
Utah averages 111.2 points per game (16th) while limiting the opposition to just 107.3 points per game defensively to rank an encouraging eighth in points allowed. The Jazz have been phenomenal in going 19-5 at home this season.
- Total Score: 111.19
- Field Goal %: 47.45
- Three Point %: 38.69
- Free Throw %: 76.56
- Total Rebounds: 45.62
- Total Score: 107.32
- Field Goal %: 44.93
- Three Point %: 34.37
- Free Throw %: 76.51
- Total Rebounds: 42.64
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
- Jazz are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Jazz are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS win.
- Jazz are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Jazz are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.
- Jazz are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Heat vs Jazz Expert Analysis and Prediction
I know Miami has been bolstered by the additions of Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala, but I loved what I saw out of Utah on Monday night and I believe the Jazz have a legitimate chance to challenge for the Western Conference crown, even if they are getting overlooked in terms of national media attention. Miami has gone1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings against Utah while the Jazz are a bankroll-boosting 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a straight up win. Utah has been rock-solid at home this season and I believe the Jazz will get the win while narrowly covering the spread.
Pick: Utah 111 Miami 105