Utah Jazz at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Utah Jazz head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah as 1.5 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 18-20. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.7 as they average 107.7 points per contest while giving up 106.1 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 17-19. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 107.3 points per contest and give up 109.4, which is a point differential of -2.2.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 18-19-1 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 19-19-0 against the over/under this year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 17-18-1 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 16-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/04/19 PG Ricky Rubio Foot is questionable Friday vs Cleveland
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
01/03/19 C Zaza Pachulia Leg is questionable Saturday vs Utah
Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 20.1 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Ricky Rubio averages 12.7 points per contest in 30.0 minutes per game. He averages 6.4 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Blake Griffin scores 24.8 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.7 rebounds per contest and has 5.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Andre Drummond averages 17.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 14.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 107.7 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 24.8 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.2 per game. The Jazz allow 106.1 points per contest, which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 21.1 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 24th in the NBA with 107.3 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.17. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.7 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.2. The Pistons are 11th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Pistons give up 109.4 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Detroit is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Pistons are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 11th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -1.5
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