Detroit Pistons at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Detroit Pistons head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 7.5 point favorites.
The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 30-36. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 103.1 points per contest while giving up 104.1 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 37-30. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per contest and giving up 100.3, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 29-35-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 27-36-3 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 36-30-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 30-36-1 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
3/11/2018 Stanley Johnson SF Back Game Time Decision
3/9/2018 Dwight Buycks PG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Mar 13
3/9/2018 Reggie Jackson PG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Mar 13
1/19/2018 Jon Leuer PF Ankle Out for the season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
3/12/2018 Dante Exum PG Shoulder Game Time Decision
1/14/2018 Thabo Sefolosha SF Knee Out for the season
Blake Griffin comes into this game averaging 21.8 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Andre Drummond averages 14.9 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 15.8 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Donovan Mitchell has scored 19.8 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game this season for the Jazz. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Rudy Gobert averages 13.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.6 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 103.1 points per contest this year, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 43.4 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.8 per game. The Pistons allow 104.1 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 25th in the NBA with 102.8 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.46. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 42.7 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 21.6. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Jazz give up 100.3 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 41.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 20th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Detroit is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Utah is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Jazz are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -7.5
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