Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 1/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-7)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where and the Detroit Pistons (2-7) will take on the Utah Jazz (5-4) on Sunday. Detroit opens this game as 7-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 216.
The Utah Jazz played the Milwaukee Bucks and notched a win by a score of 131-118 in their last contest. Utah finished the contest having earned a 50.5% field goal percentage (49 of 97) and converted 25 of their 53 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Jazz buried 8 of 13 tries for a percentage of 61.5%. When discussing rebounding, they collected a total of 50 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 31 dimes for this contest as well as getting 6 steals and 8 blocks. With respect to the defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 44.9% from the floor on 44 of 98 shooting. Milwaukee recorded 18 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Bucks snagged 45 rebounds (9 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Milwaukee finished the game shooting 81.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 21 tries. They converted 13 of their 42 attempts from beyond the arc.
Donovan Mitchell is one guy who was a factor in the game. He walked away with 32 points on 12 of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 32:26 mins and also grabbed 5 boards. Mitchell ended up going 50.0% from the field and also recorded 7 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Jazz was Jordan Clarkson. He pulled down 6 boards and also had 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field for this game by connecting on 10-of-20 (26 points). When the final whistle blew, Clarkson was on the hardwood for 34:45 min.
Utah heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 5-4 for the year. The Jazz are connecting on 38.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (140 of 368) and 69.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.0 pts per game (18th in the NBA) while going 45.6% from the floor. They are giving up possession 15.0 times per game and as a group are committing 17.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Utah is grabbing 49.0 boards per game and has accounted for 204 assists so far this year, which is 21st in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Jazz are able to force 11.4 turnovers per game and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 11th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 204 conceded this season. The Jazz are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.8% (103 of 169) and they concede 43.3 boards per contest as a group. They are surrendering 38.9% on shots from downtown and they are 16th in the league in PPG allowed (111.1).
In their last game, the Detroit Pistons went home victorious with a score of 110-105 against the Phoenix Suns. The Pistons collected 37 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 46 for this game. They stuffed 4 attempts while earning 12 steals in this contest. The Suns earned 25 personal fouls in the game which took the Pistons to the free throw line for 29 shots. They were able to bury 25 of those for a percentage of 86.2%. When discussing three-point attempts, Detroit converted 11 of their 34 attempts (32.4%). Overall, the Pistons ended up going 37 for 90 from the floor which had them shooting 41.1%. The Pistons allowed the Suns to knock down 41 of their 90 tries from the field which had them at 45.6% for the game. They shot 32.7% from downtown by going 17 of 52 and finished the contest at 6 of 13 at the free throw line (46.2%). In the matter of rebounding, Detroit allowed Phoenix to collect 49 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Jerami Grant was important for the Pistons in the matchup. He buried 10 out of 15 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 66.7%, which earned him 31 points. Grant pulled down 10 boards in his 42:16 minutes of time on the hardwood and had 2 assists in the matchup. Someone else who came through for Detroit was Blake Griffin. He totaled 16 points in his 40:16 mins played via 5 of 13 from the floor in this game. Griffin ended the game having shot 38.5% from the floor as well as contributing 5 assists and 12 rebounds.
Detroit has a mark of 2-7 so far this year. Detroit has accumulated 1,002 points on the season (111.3 per contest) and they snag 44.2 boards per contest. The Pistons commit 19.3 fouls every game while shooting 80.4% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pistons are connecting on 42.6% from the field, which has them ranked 30th in the NBA. They are assisting teammates 23.9 times per game (19th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per game. The Pistons on defense are ranked 24th in basketball in points given up per game with 117.6. The Detroit defense gives up 38.6% on 3-point attempts (131 of 339) and their opposition makes 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 27.9 assists and 46.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 27th and 20th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 17.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 50.1% from the field (28th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah (-7)
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