Through 1 Quarter
The point spread is against the Miami Heat, but thus far the points are on their side. They have emerged as the frontrunner after one quarter and are ahead of the Utah Jazz 29-22. Miami’s offense has come from several players so far.
Both the Heat and Utah padded the win column in their previous outings. It’s looking like Miami will be able to keep the momentum, but Utah still has three quarters to right the ship.
Miami @ Utah
Current Records: Miami 11-14; Utah 21-5
What to Know
The Utah Jazz are getting right back to it as they host the Miami Heat at 9 p.m. ET Feb. 13 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Jazz are out to keep their 11-game home win streak alive.
The Milwaukee Bucks typically have all the answers at home, but this past Friday Utah proved too difficult a challenge. Utah captured a comfortable 129-115 victory. Small forward Joe Ingles and center Rudy Gobert were among the main playmakers for Utah as the former shot 7-for-9 from beyond the arc and finished with 27 points and five assists and the latter posted a double-double on 27 points and 12 rebounds along with four blocks. That makes it five consecutive games in which Gobert has had at least 12 rebounds.
Meanwhile, Miami netted a 101-94 win over the Houston Rockets this past Thursday. It was another big night for Miami’s small forward Jimmy Butler, who dropped a triple-double on 27 points, ten dimes, and ten boards. That’s Jimmy G Buckets’ first triple-double of the season.
The Jazz are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a five-game streak of ATS wins.
Utah is now 21-5 while the Heat sit at 11-14. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Utah have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.90%, which places them third in the league. Miami is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 44.50%, which places them fourth in the league.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena — Salt Lake City, Utah
- TV: ATTSN Rocky Mountain
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Jazz are a solid 7-point favorite against the Heat, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Jazz, as the game opened with the Jazz as a 5-point favorite.
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Miami have won six out of their last ten games against Utah.
- Feb 12, 2020 – Utah 116 vs. Miami 101
- Dec 23, 2019 – Miami 107 vs. Utah 104
- Dec 12, 2018 – Utah 111 vs. Miami 84
- Dec 02, 2018 – Miami 102 vs. Utah 100
- Jan 07, 2018 – Miami 103 vs. Utah 102
- Nov 10, 2017 – Miami 84 vs. Utah 74
- Dec 01, 2016 – Miami 111 vs. Utah 110
- Nov 12, 2016 – Utah 102 vs. Miami 91
- Jan 09, 2016 – Utah 98 vs. Miami 83
- Nov 12, 2015 – Miami 92 vs. Utah 91
Injury Report for Utah
- Mike Conley: Out (Hamstring)
- Elijah Hughes: Out (Ankle)
- Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle)
Injury Report for Miami
- Gabe Vincent: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Goran Dragic: Out (Ankle)
- Chris Silva: Out (Hip)
- Avery Bradley: Out (Calf)
- Meyers Leonard: Out for the Season (Shoulder)