NBA 2k20 Sim: Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz 5/5/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz 5/5/2020 – These are two classic NBA teams that are set to clash as the 2005-06 Miami Heat are facing the 1997-98 Utah Jazz. For those who want to watch the NBA 2k20 simulation match, it will be on Tuesday, May 5 at Twitch.tv/nba2klivesims. The 2005-06 Heat is led by a young Dwayne Wade along with Shaquille O’Neal and they went on to win the 2006 NBA championship against the Dallas Mavericks in the finals. On the other side, this is the Utah Jazz team of Karl Malone and John Stockton who went their second straight NBA Finals only to be beaten by Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls two consecutive years. In this interesting matchup, the Utah Jazz is seen by NBA Game Odds as the underdogs to the 2006 NBA champions.
Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz 5/5/2020
Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz 5/5/2020 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
This was the year that Dwayne Wade made his name to known to the world and became an NBA champion at 24-years-old. The “Flash” is given a 95 overall rating and has an A+ in inside scoring, mid-range, playmaking and potential. He is backed up by Shaquille O’Neal who is in his second season with the Heat at 34-years-old. The “Diesel” has a rating of 89 with an A+ in inside scoring, inside defense and potential. Pat Riley took over this team mid-way through the season and he managed to build a good team around Shaq and Wade. Jason Williams and Antoine Walker join them in the starting lineup and both have a 78 overall rating. Udonis Haslem is at power forward and he has a 78 overall rating to round up the starters.
Utah Jazz Betting
Basketball history could have been different if Karl Malone and John Stockton managed to sneak in one NBA Finals win over the Chicago Bulls. In this squad, Karl Malone is at his MVP year with a 96 overall rating. He has an A+ on inside scoring and inside defense. John Stockton is one of the best point guards in history and he is a 93 overall at 36-years-old. He has an A+ in playmaking, perimeter defense and potential. The Stockton-Malone combination has good pieces to surround them and the biggest one is Jeff Hornacek with an 81 overall rating at 35-years-old. Bryon Russel is at small forward with a 76 overall rating while Greg Ostertag is the team’s starting center with 70 overall. Their bench also has a good depth with Shandon Anderson and Howard Eisley backing up the wings with 73 and 71 overall respectively.
Miami Heat vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks
Looking at this matchup, the Jazz only has Stockton and Malone dominating their opponents but with a weak interior against Shaq, it is safe to pick the Miami Heat taking this game. It will be close according to Top Online Sportsbook but having Shaq and Mourning going up against Ostertag and Foster is going to be a huge factor.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Heat in this game is at -170 while Utah is at +130.
ATS: Not much space between both teams across the spread with Miami at -3.5 while Jazz owns the +3.5.
TOTALs: Each team is given a total of 105.5 points for this simulation. Heat and Jazz are most likely to go over.
Score Prediction: 110 – 105 Heat