Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz 12/30/2019 NBA Odds and Game Analysis
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Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz 12/30/2019 – If not for the loss against Miami before Christmas, the Utah Jazz could have been on an 8-game winning streak. They made roster changes and won two-straight since that loss. Jazz will now host the Detroit Pistons as they visit the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. AT&T Sportsnet will air this game live on TV this Monday, December 30 at 9 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore will have the game available via online streaming. The Jazz are the much-favored team here according to NBA Games Today Odds and the Pistons will lose their seventh of their last eight games.
Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz 12/30/2019
Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz 12/30/2019 Betting Odds
Detroit Pistons Betting
After winning over a depleted Wizards roster, the Pistons snapped a six-game skid but they lost to San Antonio by 27 points. Detroit has a glaring weakness at the guard rotation especially with the absence of Reggie Jackson and Luke Kennard. Derrick Rose has seen some resurgence and he came off the bench for 24 points. Outside of him, Pistons didn’t get a good game from starting guards Tim Fazier and Svi Mykhailiuk. Andre Drummond was a monster with 21 points and 18 rebounds but Blake Griffin got outclassed by LaMarcus Aldridge as he finished with 12 points on a 3-for-16 shooting. They will face the Utah Jazz next and this team is quite the opposite of what is happening to the Pistons.
Players to watch: A. Drummond C 31 GP 30 GS 33.7 MIN 18 PTS 4.4 OR 11.5 DR 16 REB 2.8 AST 1.9 STL 1.8 BLK 3.5 TO 3.6 PF 0.8 AST/TO 23.06 PER
Utah Jazz Betting
It has been two games since the Utah Jazz acquired Jordan Clarkson from Cleveland and he has become a vital piece in the team’s success immediately. He came off the bench with 19 points, four rebounds and two assists. Donovan Mitchell led the team in scoring with 30 points, nine rebounds and seven rebounds while Rudy Gobert had 12 points and eight rebounds. Boban Bogdanovic, Joe Ingles added double-figure scoring while Royce O’Neale finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Jazz got deeper with the inclusion of Clarkson and with the return of Mike Conley soon, Utah is expected to go up the standings.
Players to Watch: D. Mitchell SG 32 GP 32 GS 35.1 MIN 25.3 PTS 0.8 OR 3.8 DR 4.6 REB 4.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 2.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.28 PER
Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz 12/30/2019 Betting Numbers
Detroit are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Utah are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Blake Griffin PF Knee is doubtful Monday vs Utah
Mike Conley PG Hamstring is out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks
The Utah Jazz is much favored to win in this game according to Best Sportsbook Online. The Detroit Pistons players, including its stars, are very much unreliable if they will put in on a good game. Without Jackson, Kennard and Morris, this team is just struggling to find ways to finish their games well.
Moneyline: Being the underdogs, the Pistons are at the ML of +350 if they manage to win on the road against the Jazz. Meanwhile, Utah is given a -450.
ATS: For an NBA game, an 8.5 spread is very wide and this is the ATS given to this game. Jazz are at -8.5 while Pistons are on the other end with +8.5.
TOTALs: Detroit and Utah are predicted to reach a total of 214.5 in this match. Pistons are the team going over while Utah is under.
Score Prediction: 118 – 109 Jazz