Free NBA Picks Today: Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz 3/13/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz 3/13/23
Mon 13th March 2023

The Utah Jazz (33-35, 13-22 Away) will try to break down one of the league’s top scoring defenses when they head to face the Miami Heat (36-33, 22-13 Home) on Monday. Utah topped the Charlotte Hornets 119-111 at Spectrum Center on Saturday.

With 37 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds, Talen Horton-Tucker had a standout performance. The Jazz are the 11th seed in the Western Conference. Miami fell short on Saturday at Amway Center, falling to the Orlando Magic 126-114 in overtime. Jimmy Butler had 38 points in the losing effort, carrying the team.

The Heat are the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. This marks the last meeting of the season between the teams. Miami will be pursuing a season sweep against Utah after taking the only previous game 126-123 at Vivint Arena in December 2022, their fourth straight head-to-head victory.

Bam Adebayo led the Heat with 32 points and five assists. Lauri Markkanen had 29 points and 14 rebounds in the loss. Markkanen is averaging 25.2 points per game to lead the Jazz in scoring this season. Markkanen also has grabbed 8.6 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Jordan Clarkson is dishing 4.4 assists.

Butler (22.6 ppg), Adebayo (21.0), and Tyler Herro (20.3) have been the primary providers of the Heat’s offense. Adebayo also has pulled down 9.4 rebounds per game, while Butler has distributed 5.1 assists per game. Holding opponents to 109.4 points per game, the Heat are one of the stingiest scoring defenses in the league (2nd).

The Jazz are only 2-8 in their last 10 visits to FTX Arena. Utah is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -1.7 (115.4-117.1). Miami has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 115.8 points per game on average while scoring only 109.9 (-5.9 margin). The Heat are averaging 108.6 ppg for the full season while allowing 109.4.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Talen Horton-Tucker: 30.0 | 15.1 | +14.9
Points per game:
Talen Horton-Tucker: 19.6 | 9.0 | +10.6
Rebounds per game:
Walker Kessler: 11.8 | 8.3 | +3.5
Assists per game:
Jordan Clarkson: 12.0 | 4.4 | +7.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Max Strus: 8.6 | 11.9 | -3.3
Rebounds per game:
Bam Adebayo: 6.2 | 9.4 | -3.2

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Miami Heat -7.5 (-110)

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