Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 2/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+8.5)
The Detroit Pistons (5-15) go to Vivint Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Utah Jazz (15-5). Detroit opens this game as 8.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 223.
The Detroit Pistons faced off with the Golden State Warriors and ended up losing by a score of 118-91 in their last contest. Detroit walked away from the contest with a 37.7% field goal percentage (29 of 77) and converted 9 of 36 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Pistons knocked down 24 of their 32 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 39 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 17 assists in the matchup in addition to getting 6 steals and 4 blocks. Concerning the defense, Detroit let their opponent shoot 52.2% from the floor on 47 of 90 shooting. Golden State totaled 34 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Warriors totaled 47 rebounds (8 offensive, 39 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Golden State finished the game at 70.0% from the free throw line by burying 7 of 10 tries. They also converted 17 out of their 36 attempts from 3-point range.
Jerami Grant is one player who played a role for the game. He scored 18 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 28:26 minutes played and also totaled 2 rebounds. Grant went 62.5% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in this contest for the Pistons was Delon Wright. He grabbed 6 rebounds and also totaled 4 dimes. He finished shooting 33.3% from the floor for the contest via 2-of-6 (7 points). At the conclusion of this game, Wright was on the hardwood for 23:24 min.
Detroit comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 5-15 this season. The Pistons are shooting 35.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (263 of 734) and 78.5% from the free throw line. They average 108.4 pts per contest (23rd in basketball) while hitting 42.9% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.9 fouls per contest. As a unit, Detroit is pulling down 43.0 rebounds per contest and has 478 dimes so far this season, which is 14th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Pistons are able to force 16.0 turnovers per game and they draw 21.8 fouls. The Pistons defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 48.1% (320 of 436) and they surrender 46.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 24th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 504 conceded for the year. They surrender 39.2% from 3-point land and they rank 20th in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Utah Jazz took a loss by a score of 128-117 when they faced the Denver Nuggets. The Jazz recorded 28 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this game. They rejected 4 attempts while earning 3 steals for this contest. The Nuggets were called for 27 fouls for this contest which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for 39 shots. They were able to knock down 33 of them for a percentage of 84.6%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Utah converted 20 of their 47 tries (42.6%). Overall, the Jazz walked away from this one shooting 32 out of 75 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.7%. The Jazz allowed the Nuggets to convert 47 of 87 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 54.0% for the matchup. They shot 64.3% from distance via 18 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Utah allowed Denver to get 39 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Bojan Bogdanović ended up being a major contributor for the Jazz for this contest. He buried 8 of 13 for this game giving him a rate of 61.5%, which had him finishing with 29 points. Bogdanović had 4 boards in his 32:35 minutes of time on the court and had 2 dimes in this game. Another guy that was pivotal for Utah was Donovan Mitchell. He notched 13 points in 31:06 minutes played by way of 3 out of 12 from the floor in this contest. Mitchell ended up shooting 25.0% from the field in addition to contributing 3 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss record of 15-5 on the year. Utah has tallied 2,272 points on the campaign (113.6 per contest) and they collect 49.4 rebounds per contest. The Jazz are responsible for committing 18.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.8% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Jazz are shooting 46.1% from the field, which ranks them 14th in basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.7 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per contest. The Jazz on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in basketball in points allowed per game with 106.3. The Utah defense surrenders 35.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (228 of 636) and opponents are converting on 75.4% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 22.7 dimes and 41.8 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 5th and 4th in the league. They are forcing 11.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the field (5th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Utah (-8.5) and over 223 points
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