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(18-23) Detoit Pistons vs. Utah Jazz (24-16)
Date: Friday January 13
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 192
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The Pistons have lost 2 in a row and they were blown out in their last game facing the Golden State Warriors losing by 20 points.
The Jazz have won 2 of their last 3 games and they are coming off a big win over the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
In their last games the Jazz beat the Cavs 100-92 and the Pistons lost to the Warriors 127-107.
The Pistons rank 24th in the league in points per game and 5th in opponents’ points per game.
In the loss to the Warriors in their last game they did not have a bad shooting game overall with a FG% of 48.9%, but their D allowed Golden State to shoot 56.2% from the floor.
The game was a blowout because of the long ball, as the Pistons only shot 21.4% from behind the 3-pt arc while the Warriors shot 51.7%.
The Pistons have to hold onto the rock in this game facing a solid Utah defense and in the loss to the Warriors they committed 20 turnovers.
One of the big concerns for the Pistons is the health of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, as he is averaging 14.5 ppg and he left the Warriors game early, scoring no points, with a shoulder injury.
He is listed as questionable for this game.
Besides Caldwell-Pope every Detroit starters scored at least 12 points and the offense was not the issue, but they could not stop the Warriors from lighting it up from deep.
The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games facing the Jazz in Utah.
This season the Pistons are 8-14 on the road.
The Jazz only rank 28th in the league in points per game, but rank 1st in opponents’ points per game.
In the big win over the Cavs in their last game they were slid on both ends of the court shooting 48.1% from the floor and held the Cavs to 36.5% shooting. Utah was big in the 2nd quarter outscoring Cleveland by 15 points.
Gordon Hayward kept up his solid play and in the win over the Cavs he went for 28 points on 10/12 shooting and he made 4 of his 5 3-pointers.
C Rudy Gobert had another double-double (11 points 14 boards) and every Jazz player scored at least 11 points in the game.
One key match up in this game is Detroit’s Andre Drummond facing Gobert, as both players are averaging in double figures in ppg and rpg.
This is the first match up between these teams this season.
The Jazz are 13-7 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DET is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- DET is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- DET is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- UTAH is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- UTAH is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record..
- UTAH is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
OK so I picked the Pistons to cover against the Warriors and that did not happen.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons +8.5
I will go with them again, as this should be a low scoring defensive effort and the Jazz will win, but they will have a little letdown after their big win over Cleveland.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 99 – Detroit 95
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