Jazz vs Heat Prediction NBA Picks 3/2/24

Miami Heat (33-26) vs Utah Jazz (27-33)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 5:00 pm (Kaseya Center)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat -7.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Utah Jazz travel to the Kaseya Center to do battle with the Miami Heat on Saturday afternoon. Here’s a Jazz vs Heat Prediction.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz have been in a slump as they've lost seven of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting beaten by the Magic in a 115-107 road loss on Thursday. John Collins, Collin Sexton and Keyonte George each scored 19 points while Lauri Markkanen chipped in with 18 points, but no one else scored more than 10 points. As a team, the Jazz shot just 42 percent from the field and 16 of 37 from the 3-point line as they clawed their way back from an early 13-point deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter, only to go ice-cold and score just eight points in the final 4:55 to allow the Magic off the hook in the end.

Miami Heat

Meanwhile, the Miami Heat have been in great form as they've won seven of their last nine games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after falling just short to the Nuggets in a 103-97 road loss on Thursday. Bam Adebayo led the team in scoring with 22 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points with seven rebounds and three assists while Terry Rozier chipped in with 19 points in a rare start. As a team, the Heat shot just 42 percent from the field and seven of 26 from the 3-point line as they worked hard to methodically cut an early 20-point deficit to just two points in the fourth quarter before the Nuggets escaped with the narrow win on the back of free throws down the stretch.

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Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Bam Adebayo ranks 3rd amongst qualified Forwards for rebounds per game (10.5) this season.
  • Terry Rozier ranks 8th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (87.0%) this season.

Utah Jazz Player Facts

  • Lauri Markkanen ranks 1st amongst qualified Centers for three-pointers made Per Game (3.2) this season.
  • John Collins ranks 25th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (8.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.3).
  • The Heat rank 29th in the league for field goal attempts per game this season (85.4).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (6.5).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for turnovers per game this season (15.9).

Jazz vs Heat Prediction

The Jazz are still shorthanded with Otto Porter Jr out and Walker Kessler listed as questionable, while the Heat are keeping eyes on Tyler Herro, Kevin Love and Caleb Martin who are all questionable at the moment. This is a classic case of two teams headed in opposite directions with the Jazz mired in their worst slump of the season, while the Heat were riding a five-game win streak before they got stopped in their tracks by the red-hot Nuggets in a close loss on Thursday. The Heat could be missing a few players for this meeting, but they are clearly the team in better form and should still have more than enough firepower to get this slumping Jazz squad.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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