Miami Heat at Utah Jazz - 12/31/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Utah Jazz (19-19) vs Miami Heat (18-18)

Game Info: Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Arena)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Heat and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Arena. The Miami Heat have split their last 6 games. The Utah Jazz have lost 5 of their last 7 games.

The Miami Heat are averaging 108.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Tyler Herro is averaging 21 points and 5.8 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 116.9 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 116.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23.2 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 20.3 points and 3.9 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is dishing 1.5 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

The Heat are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Heat last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Jazz last 4 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

You're never sure which Miami Heat team is going to show up, but they have been a lot more competitive lately and the trust is slowly building as they hang around a .500 record. The Utah Jazz have come back to earth over these last two weeks, and they only win in the favorite role by an average of 2.4 points. I think it's fair to say the Heat are the better side. Both teams on the end of back to backs. Give me the free bucket with the Heat.

Randy’s Pick Miami Heat +3

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