Detroit Pistons (18-23 ) vs Utah Jazz (23-21)Date : 01/14/2019
Time : 9:00 PM ET
Location : Vivint Smart Home Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz
The Jazz will welcome the Pistons to Vivint Smart Home Arena as they are coming off a win against the Bulls while the Pistons were able to take down the Clippers on the road snapping their four-game losing streak. Game tips off at 9:00 PM ET.
Detroit Pistons's Latest Performance :
The Pistons are coming off an impressive win on the road in LA as Blake Griffin played his first game against the Clippers at Staples Center on Saturday, leading his team to a victory with 44 points, eight boards, five assists, three steals, one block, and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes. With that win, the Pistons find themselves only a game behind the Hornets for the eighth spot in the East. Andre Drummond contributed with 20 points with 21 rebounds. He was overshadowed by Blake Griffin, but Drummond dominated inside. This was his first 20-point game since December. It will be interesting to see how he faces off against Gobert in the paint on Monday. Bullock was on fire from beyond the arc as he finished the game with five threes on the night. He finished the game with 17 points and grabbed seven boards. For the Pistons to win two games in a row they will have to find a way to contain Mitchell who has been on a tear offensively in these last few games.
Utah Jazz's Latest Performance :
The Jazz is currently on a three-game winning streak and a game behind the Lakers for the eighth seed in the West. They are coming off a win against the Bulls, Mitchell led the way with 34 points on the night, it was his third straight game that he has scored 30 points or more. Rookie Grayson Allen was able to return from an ankle injury to fill in the point guard role. It was Allen’s first appearance since December 12 in Miami. He scored seven points and got his first career block in 14 minutes of playing time. Rudy Gobert had another double-double 15 points and 16 boards, he finished the game two assists shy of a triple-double. The eight assists mark a new career-high for Gobert. Kyle Korver scored 16 points hitting four threes on the night passing Jason Terry into fourth on the all-time 3-pointers made list. Playing against the Pistons, Favors, and Gobert has to be at their very best to contain Drummond and Blake from having a good game.
How Detroit Pistons & Utah Jazz Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Jazz are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Against The Spread Selection: Utah Jazz
My reason for the pick :
The Jazz will come up on top in this game as I don’t see Griffin having another 40 point night, Drummond and Gobert will have their battle down low as the points will cancel each other out. The difference maker in this game will have to be Mitchell as no one on the Pistons team can slow him down and I expect Mitchell to have another 30 point performance extending his 30 points streak to four. Grayson will ease his way back into the Jazz’s rotation. The NBA has now turned into a guard’s league as it is hard to stop anyone who is scoring at will.
Betting trends for Detroit Pistons:
- Pistons are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest.
Betting trends for Utah Jazz:
- Jazz are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.