A game featuring one of the league’s best defensive teams versus one of the highest-scoring squads sees the Miami Heat (36-33) battle the Utah Jazz (33-35) at FTX Arena on March 13, 2023. The Heat are second in points conceded per game (109.4), and the Jazz are fifth in points scored (117.3). The Heat are favored by 8.5 points. The matchup has a 226 point total.
How to bet Heat vs. Jazz
Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Heat as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Heat have -341 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +264 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 226 points.
Heat vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, March 13, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSU
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Arena: FTX Arena
Heat vs. Jazz Betting Trends
The Heat are 24-41-4 against the spread this year. Miami has been chosen as the favorite in 49 games this year and has walked away with the win 30 times (61.2%) in those games. Heat games this year have eclipsed the over/under 45.6% of the time (31 out of 68 games with a set point total).
The Jazz are 37-31-0 against the spread this year. Utah has been the underdog on the moneyline 35 total times this season. Utah has gone 16-19 in those games. The Jazz have gone over the point total 55.9% of the time this year (38 of 68 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Heat vs. Jazz Injury Report
Jazz: Russell Westbrook: Out (Not With Team), Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring), Jordan Clarkson: Questionable (Hand)
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
Because of Miami’s offensive struggles this year, ranking worst in the NBA with 108.6 points per game, it has been forced to rely on its defense, which ranks second-best in the league by giving up 109.4 points per game. The Heat are posting 109.5 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 1.9 more points than they’re averaging in away games (107.6). On the offensive side of the ball, the Heat have picked up their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 109.9 points per contest over that span compared to the 108.6 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.
Miami ranks fourth-worst in the NBA with a 33.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, it is making 11.6 treys per game (17th-ranked in league). This year, the Heat have taken 59.8% two-pointers, accounting for 70.1% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 40.2% threes (29.9% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
In 2022-23, Utah is fifth-best in the NBA offensively (117.3 points scored per game) and ranked 21st defensively (117.2 points allowed). In 2022-23 the Jazz are averaging 2.2 more points per game at home (118.4) than away (116.2). The Jazz are putting up 115.4 points per game over their previous 10 games, which is 1.9 fewer points than their average for the season (117.3).
Beyond the arc, Utah is sixth in the league in 3-pointers made per game (13.8). It is 18th in 3-point percentage at 35.7%. The Jazz take 43.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 56.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 32.6% of the Jazz’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 67.4% are 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Heat, and we predict that Jazz will cover the spread (Heat -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 226 points.
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