The Heat are coming into matchup on a four-game winning streak, while the Jazz are riding a six-game winning streak. Can Jimmy Butler and Bam Abedayo slow down the best team in the west? Or will the Jazz continue to exude their dominance with another win? To answer those questions and more, here is our pick against the spread and a player prop you need to consider. All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Pick ATS: Jazz -6
The line for Saturday night’s game is currently set at six points, with the Jazz favored at home. It has been hard to bet against Utah, who has had multiple winning streaks this season.
The Jazz are currently on a six-game winning streak and are 9-1 in their last 10 games. They also have a record of 10-2-1 against the spread at home and are a perfect 5-0 in their last five games. This is the second game of a back-to-back as the Jazz just played the Bucks on Friday and won 129-115. They will still be without Mike Conley, but come into this game at full strength.
As for the Heat, they are still trying to find a rhythm after having numerous players out due to health and protocols at the beginning of the season. They have now played well against teams who have records above .500 at 2-8. Furthermore, Miami is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games. The Heat will not have Goran Dragic or Avery Bradley, which is less than ideal against of the best three-point shooting teams in the Jazz. But Miami might have Tyler Herro, who has been out due to health and safety protocols.
Player Prop: Jimmy Butler O33.5 points, rebounds and assists (-139)
By no means, is this a plus money play, rather a prop bet that is sort of juiced. However, if the Heat want to pull the upset on Utah, it will start and end with Jimmy Butler. Butler has missed a significant amount of games due to health and safety protocols.
But in the 13 games that he has played, the two-way All-star guard has gone over 33.5 points eight times. In Miami’s last five games, Butler is averaging 20.6 points, 9.4 assists, and 8.8 rebounds per game, which equals to 38.8. He’ll likely have to help with the ball-handling duties as Dragic is still out.
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