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    Utah Jazz versus Miami Heat Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-14-2013

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    The 24-11 Miami Heat will continue their western road trip as they face the Utah Jazz in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Utah is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA odds from this game has the road team Miami Heat favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line of 197 points. There has been no movement in the spread and total since the odds were opened up a few hours ago.

    The teams met back on December 22nd and it was Miami with the 105-89 home win against the Jazz as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 199 points. Trend: Utah Jazz is 3-1 ATS in their past four games.

    The Heat is 8-8 on the road this season. They are 1-2 after three games in this six game west coast road trip. Miami broke a two game losing streak on Saturday in a 128-99 road win at Sacramento as a -7 ½ point favorite. The total came in at over 203 ½ points. Miami opened up a 22 point lead at the half in the win. The Heat shot 56% and 17 of 37 from three. The team finally got production from those other than the big four. Mario Chalmers had 34 points on 12 of 16 shooting. The Heat is the top shooting team in the league making nearly 49% from the floor and they are number one in three point shots at 39.5% conversion.

    The Jazz are 11-4 straight up at home on the year. The team has won five of their past seven games. They come off the 90-87 road win on Saturday to the Detroit Pistons as a +2 ½ point underdog. The total came in at under 192 ½ points. Utah shot over 50% from the floor in the win and connected on 5 of 10 from three. Al Jefferson led the team with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The issue for Utah is the fact they are facing the top three point shooting team in the league and the Jazz are ranked 28th in the NBA in three point defense giving up nearly 38% from beyond the arc.