Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz Prediction & Match Preview – November 13th, 2021 | NBA Season 2021-22
The Miami Heat and Utah Jazz were at the top of the NBA rankings about a week ago, but have struggled a bit recently. Both teams hope to bounce back after their respective losses when they meet on Saturday at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
The Miami Heat are coming off three straight losses to three elite Western Conference teams in a span of a few days. It could be a room if they don’t stop the Utah Jazz from imposing their will on their floor at home.
After running into a quick start to the NBA season, the Utah Jazz are just 1-3 in their last four games, including their first loss at home to the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers game saw three Jazz players ejected after the Rudy Gobert and Myles Turner altercation. If one or more of the ejected players faces suspension, Utah will be in deep trouble.
Saturday’s game between the Miami Heat and the Utah Jazz will be their second meeting this season. The first time they met, the Heat stopped a late Jazz rally to win 118-115. It promises to be another exciting showdown between two fighting and defense-oriented teams looking to get back on track.
Fixture: Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz | 2021-22 NBA season
Date & Time: Saturday, November 13th; (Sunday, November 14th; 3:30 AM IST)
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Heat vs Jazz match prediction
The outcome of the game between the Miami Heat and the Utah Jazz could be decided by two players who could miss the game. Jimmy Butler of Miami and Rudy Gobert of Utah could be sidelined for different reasons in this meeting.
The Utah Jazz have a 106.6 defensive rating since the team selected Rudy Gobert in the 2013-2014 season. This average increases to 111.4 when he is left out for some reason. He is a certified difference maker, particularly against the Miami Heat.
Likewise, the Heat could find themselves stuck again without Jimmy Butler’s considerable influence on both sides of the ball. Butler’s importance has been magnified in the Miami Heat’s last two losses.
Assuming both All-Stars can’t play, the depth of the Utah Jazz could barely allow them to win.
Where to watch Heat vs Jazz
NBA TV will cover the Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz showdown live nationwide. The NBA League Pass will also broadcast the game live. For local coverage, AT&T SportsNetwork and Bally Sports Sun will broadcast the match as it happens.