2019-20 NBA – Miami Heat @ Utah Jazz Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Miami Heat @ Utah Jazz taking place? Thursday 13th February, 2020 – 02:00 (UK)

Where is Miami Heat @ Utah Jazz taking place? Vivint Smart Home Arena

What channel is Miami Heat @ Utah Jazz on? AT&T Sportsnet, Fox Sports Sun, TSN

Where can I stream Miami Heat @ Utah Jazz? If the game is televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go / NBA League Pass subscribers can stream every game live on the online service, FOX Sports Go, TSN App

Where can I get tickets for Miami Heat @ Utah Jazz? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Miami Heat 107 – 104 Utah Jazz

THE TEAM NEWS

MIAMI HEAT

  • The Heat have been one of the most consistent teams in the Eastern Conference standings this season but they are riding one of their worst stretches of form during the last few days. Miami recently ended a three-game losing streak following their win against the Golden State Warriors and, as a result, they have fallen to fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a 35-18 record.
  • Jimmy Butler returned to action Monday and he should be good to go here while Tyler Herro and Kyle Alexander have been listed as questionable, and both players should be considered as game-time decisions. Meyers Leonard remains out until after the All-Star break at the earliest.
  • Bam Adebayo should be the player to watch on the Heat, as the center has been absolutely stellar this season due to his ability to impact the game on both ends of the court. He will be an All-Star in 2020 and has cemented his place as one of the best two-way players in the league.

UTAH JAZZ

  • The Jazz are in fourth place of the Western Conference standings thanks to a three-game winning streak and extended their 35-18 record with a 123-119 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Utah shouldn’t have major injuries ahead of this contest, although Ed Davis could be the lone absentee. The veteran big man is dealing with a back problem and will be a game-time decision for the coaching staff.
  • Rudy Gobert will have a tough matchup against Bam Adebayo, but he enters this game as one of the leaders in the NBA with 41 double-doubles on the season. The Frenchman is coming off a stellar 17-point, 16-rebound performance against the Mavericks on Monday.

THE PREDICTION

The Heat enter this game riding a three-game losing streak and their road form has left a lot to be desired with a 13-15 record, losing three straight games and four of their last six away from home. On the other hand, Utah own a 3-2 mark in their last five home contests and they currently sit in second place on the West if we consider home results only – 19-5 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Jazz should be able to win here based on that excellent record.

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