Pistons vs. Jazz Prediction
After a nice win at the Clippers this weekend, will the Detroit Pistons have it in them to upset the Utah Jazz tonight at 9PM ET?
507 Detroit Pistons vs. 508 Utah Jazz
Monday, January 14, 2019
9PM ET – Vivint Smart Home Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jazz are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -8 points against the Pistons. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 209.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 69 percent going on the Jazz as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pistons end skid
Detroit is coming off a 109-104 win at Los Angeles on Saturday, which snapped a four-game losing and failed cover streak. The Pistons are 18-23 overall, 7-13 on the road, 18-22-1 against the spread and 22-19 with the under.
The Pistons have struggled on offense this season, scoring 106.9 points per game while shooting just 43.5 percent from the field and 33 percent from the arc. Defensively, Detroit is giving up 109.7 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.3 percent from the floor. The team is hopeful to get backup guard Ish Smith back today from his groin injury. Blake Griffin is leading the team with 25.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while Andre Drummond adds 16.8 points and 15.0 rebounds per contest.
Jazz heating up
Utah is coming off a 110-102 win over the Bulls at home on Saturday. The Jazz are on a three-game win streak and they have won five of their last six, including a 110-105 win at Detroit on Jan. 5. The Jazz are now 23-21 overall, 11-8 at home, 22-21-1 against the spread and 22-21-1 with the under.
The Jazz have one of the best defenses in the NBA, holding opponents to just 105.2 points per game. Offensively, Utah is putting up just 108 points per game this season. Injuries have piled up, as guards Dante Exum and Ricky Rubio are out indefinitely while Thabo Sefolosha is also out with a groin injury. Donovan Mitchell is leading the team with 21.3 points per game. He has scored over 30 in three straight games. Rudy Gobert is averaging 14.7 points and 12.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pistons are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games when playing on 1 day of rest.
The Jazz are 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six games following a failed cover and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Pistons had an impressive showing against the Clippers, but the team was motivated for that game. Blake Griffin wanted to make a statement at his former home and his team seemed to care to help him do it. The Pistons will have an emotional letdown tonight because there won’t be any reason to get up for the game. Utah is also a bad matchup. The Jazz have some depth and defense in the frontcourt, which will cause problems for Griffin and Drummond. Detroit’s guards can’t match what Mitchell will be able to do.
NBA Prediction: Utah Jazz -8