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Pistons vs Jazz NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Detroit Pistons at Utah Jazz
  • Where: Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, November 23rd
  • Betting Odds UTA -11.5, DET +470 | UTA -674 O/U 228.0

So far, the Pistons have put together an overall record of 4-15, while going 11-8-0 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Detroit is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.

Detroit is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Nuggets. With the 110-108 victory, they also covered the spread as 11 point underdogs. This was a highly contested matchup, as Detroit was not able to extend their lead in the second half as they went into halftime with a 1 point lead. In the win, Bojan Bogdanovic led the team in scoring with 22 points on a field goal percentage of 47.1%.

The Jazz come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 12-7. So far, the team has gone 11-6-2 against the spread. Against the spread, Utah has a mark of 1-1-1. Straight up, their record is 2-1 in these games.

Not only did the Jazz drop their last game to the Clippers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 121-114 as 2 point underdogs. In the loss, Utah got off to a slow start, trailing by 10 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Jordan Clarkson, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 44.4% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In last season’s head-to-head matchups, the teams split the season series. In these games, each team won on their home floor. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Pistons averaged 113.5 points per game vs Utah, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Pistons saw a boost in scoring, the Jazz averaged 113.5 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Detroit. This figure was similar to season-long average. In terms of betting vs the spread, the Pistons have gone 3-1-1, but the Jazz actually have a positive scoring differential. In these meetings, Utah has averaged 110 points per contest, while allowing 104. Detroit and Utah averaged a combined 214 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 19 games, Detroit is averaging 109.4 points per game (24th). Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.8 made 3’s per game. If Detroit continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 17th in the league in possessions per game.

On defense, the Pistons will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 22nd ranked unit in points allowed per game.

Power-Foward Bojan Bogdanovic currently leads the Pistons at 20.58 points per game. For the season, he is 103rd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 15.5% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Bogdanovic is averaging 3.89 boards and 2.42 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 16th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jaden Ivey enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 18 games, he is averaging 16.22 and is 226th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Coming into today’s action, Utah is averaging 117.4 points per contest. This figure places them 3rd in the league. The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.6 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 101.0 possessions per contest.

Defensively, the Jazz are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.57 points per contest (10th).

This season, the Jazz offense has primarily worked through Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson, who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 19 games, Markkanen is 27th in the NBA at 22.42 points per game. So far, him and Clarkson have accounted for 34% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 41.42 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jordan Clarkson is grabbing 3.89 rebounds for Utah to go along with 4.58 assists.

Pistons vs Jazz Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Pistons +11.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 228.0

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