We delivered an NBA on TNT winner last night as the Oklahoma City Thunder gets the win and cover against the Orlando Magic. During the fourth quarter in winning time we saw the efficient team in OKC get the best of the inefficiency of the Magic shooters off the back end of a back to back for both teams. Tonight we select from the NBA pro basketball and have made the game between Miami Heat at the Utah Jazz our best bet. They tip off the Heat and Jazz on Friday from Utah at 9PM Eastern Time and it’s the NBA League Pass providing the live television broadcast. With our NBA top prediction we will play on the Miami Heat -5 points against the Utah Jazz. The line used for our NBA pick is from Bovada sportsbook.
The current odds from this NBA game opened up with the road team Miami Heat favored by -5 ½ points and the total at 199 points. The betting public came in early on the home underdog as Miami was bet down to -5 point favorite at most online sportsbook locations. The over under has moved down a notch to 198 ½ points. Bettors who will make a play on the Heat on the money line will lay -210 odds. Players who believe the home team Utah Jazz can get the upset victory the return is +190 odds for their money line wager.
The Miami Heat are on a major roll right now winners of nine straight games and earning point spread covers in 9 of their past 10 games. They have been favorites in all 10 of those contests with their only none cover coming at home to Sacramento in a 120-108 home win laying -13 ½ points. In this back to back spot I am not too concerned about fatigue for the Heat since they were one of the last teams to compete on the court following the All Star break with six nights of rest between games. The Heat is an efficient team and has averaged 106 points with 50.1% shooting and 45.7% coming from three over their past five games. In addition they are making 80% from the free throw line during that span. You have to respect the fact the Miami Heat were able to win in a tough venue last night earning a 14 point blowout win at Portland last night.
The Utah Jazz have really struggled dropping six of their past 8 games. Their defense has been atrocious as the club has allowed 100 points or more to six of their past seven opponents. The Jazz guards are slow footed and will have huge issues guarding Dwyane Wade and Lebron James tonight who will have clear lanes to the basket. Utah will be facing a good defensive team in Miami who allows just 42.4% shooting from the floor. The Jazz will have trouble matching the scoring of the Heat tonight. Bet Miami and lay the points at the best online sportsbooks.