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Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Prediction & Betting Tips 12/21/2023

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Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz 12/21/2023
  • We like the Pistons on the moneyline (+102)
  • The Pistons are also our pick on the spread at +2
  • Our NBA model projects 213 points, and we suggest taking the under

Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Preview

The Jazz and Pistons are set to face off at 7:00 ET on BSDE. The Pistons will host the game at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI.

The Jazz come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 238 points. Check out BetCoco for Detroit Pistons – Utah Jazz odds

Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three head-to-head matchups, the Jazz are averaging 117 points per game, compared to the Pistons at 112. These figures have led to Utah posting a record of 2-1.

  • Through their last five road contests, the Jazz offense has averaged 111 points per game while allowing an average of 128. Utah posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 1-4 ATS.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Pistons offense has averaged 110 points per game while allowing an average of 133. Detroit posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • The last ten games that Detroit was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-7-1 while going 0-10 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Jazz have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 6-3-1.

Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Prediction

Overall, the Jazz are 10-18 this season and are 1-2 in their last three games. In Western Conference games, the Jazz are 8-14 compared to 2-4 in non-conference play.

Against the spread, Utah is .500 so far this season with a mark of 14-14 ATS. Utah has covered the spread in two straight home games and are 10-3 ATS at home compared to 4-11 on the road.

The Jazz come in with an over/under record of 16-11-1 for the current season. Their games have currently averaged 244.0 points per game and the average over/under line so far is 229.2.

The Jazz offense is coming off a game in which they scored 116 points vs. the Cavaliers. Overall their field goal percentage was 51.3% while connecting on 13 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Lauri Markkanen, who holds an average of 23.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Collin Sexton is averaging 15 points per game this season.

Facing Detroit, the Jazz aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 119.7 points allowed per game (24).

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Jazz squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.9% from downtown.

Currently, the Pistons have a 2-25 record and are looking to improve as they take on the Jazz. In the Eastern Conference, they are ranked 15th and are 5th in the Central division.

Detroit currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 9-17 at this point. The Pistons maintain an ATS record of 6-8 on the road, while they have a 3-9 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The over/under record for the Pistons stands at 16-11-0 so far this season. The average over/under line in their games is 227 and they have a 2.7 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

Detroit’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 124 points vs. the Hawks. Overall, they hit 51.1% of their shots from the field and went 19/27 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Cade Cunningham, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 22.2, while Ausar Thompson also carries a PPG average of 10 into the game.

Coming into the game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 120.8 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 70.4% of their games.

Inside the arc, the Pistons defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.9% and 37.7% from three-point territory.

Despite being 2 point underdogs, we predict the Pistons to come out on top with a final score of 108-105.

Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Betting Tips

  • We like the Pistons on the moneyline (+102)
  • The Pistons are also our pick on the spread at +2
  • Our NBA model projects 213 points, and we suggest taking the under

Detroit Pistons Injury Report

  • Monte Morris – Quadriceps – Out
  • Killian Hayes – Illness – Probable
  • Isaiah Stewart – Shoulder – Probable
  • Jalen Duren – Ankle – Out

Utah Jazz Injury Report

  • Jordan Clarkson – Thigh – Out
  • Ömer Yurtseven – Illness – Questionable
  • Keyonte George – Foot – Questionable

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