Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons Predictions, NBA Picks 3/7/2020
Game: Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -8.5
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where Langston Galloway and the Detroit Pistons (20-43, 4th in the Central Division) will play the Utah Jazz (39-22, 2nd in the Northwest Division) on Saturday. Utah opens this contest as 8.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 214.5.
The Jazz are covering the spread 49.1% of the time, having gone 29-30-2 ATS. Detroit covers the spread 40.3% of the time, going 25-37-1 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
03/05/20 PG Bruce Brown Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Utah
03/03/20 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 14.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 70% while his free throw percentage is 62%. Donovan Mitchell averages 24.6 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Langston Galloway scores 10.2 points per contest while playing 25.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Tony Snell averages 8.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.9 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 111.5 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 15.0 per game. The Jazz allow 108.2 points per contest, which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 21.1 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 24th in the NBA with 107.7 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.16. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.0 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.1. The Pistons are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Pistons give up 110.8 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.8 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 12th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Utah is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Detroit is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Pistons are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +8.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks