Detroit Pistons vs. Utah Jazz - 12/30/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, December 30, 2019
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -8.5
Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (12-21, 4th in the Central Division) head to Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Utah Jazz (20-12, 2nd in the Northwest Division). Utah opens this contest as 8.5 point favorites. The total opens at 214.5.
The Pistons cover the spread 37.5% of the time, having gone 12-20-1 ATS. Utah is covering the spread 46.9% of the time, going 15-17-0 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/28/2019 Sekou Doumbouya SF Illness Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/27/2019 Jordan Bone PG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/27/2019 Markieff Morris PF Foot Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/26/2019 Luke Kennard SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 9
12/26/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/2019 Nigel Williams-Goss PG Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/27/2019 Mike Conley PG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jan 10
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 16.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Derrick Rose averages 16.7 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 25.3 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 20.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 109.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 25.0 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16.0 per game. The Pistons allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 25.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 21st in the league with 108.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 21.7. The Jazz are 4th in turnovers per game with 16.1. The Jazz surrender 106.6 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.6 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Pistons are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 22nd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Detroit is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Utah is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 24th in the league. The Jazz are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +8.5
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