Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 11/23/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest-Rocky Mountain
The Utah Jazz are hosting the Detroit Pistons at Vivint Arena on Wednesday.
The Pistons played the Kings and took a loss by a score of 137-129 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Pistons ended up finishing with 24 and the Kings recorded 18 personal fouls. They knocked down 12 out of their 35 shots from three-point range. Sacramento went 88.6% at the free throw line by making 31 of 35 attempts. On top of that, Sacramento pulled down 41 rebounds (8 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Sacramento earned 29 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Concerning defense, Detroit allowed 55.3% from the floor on 47 out of 85 shooting. They also doled out 20 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 4 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 35 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Pistons converted 20 of 23 shots for a rate of 87.0%. Detroit ended the contest having earned a 52.8% FG percentage (47 out of 89) and knocked down 15 of 29 three-point attempts.
Marvin Bagley III is one guy who was a major factor in this contest. He scored 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 21 minutes and pulled down 6 rebounds. Bagley III walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime.
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Detroit heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 3-15 this season. They are averaging 109.4 pts per game (24th in the league) while hitting 43.3% from the floor. The Pistons are shooting 32.9% on 3-point shots (197 of 598) and 78.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Detroit is pulling in 43.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 378 assists this year, which ranks 26th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 23.1 personal fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Pistons are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers per game while drawing 22.4 fouls. They currently rank 23rd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 460 surrendered this year. The Pistons defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 48.3% (777 of 1,610) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per game as a group. They relinquish 34.3% on 3-pointers while they are 29th in the league in PPG from their opponents (118.6).
When they last played, the Jazz went home defeated by a final of 121-114 when they played the Clippers. The Jazz were able to corral 29 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards totaling 45 in this contest. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Clippers had 20 fouls in the matchup which took the Jazz to the free throw line for 24 tries. They were able to convert 22 of the free throws for a percentage of 91.7%. In relation to shooting from distance, Utah buried 12 of their 38 tries (31.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Jazz ended up going 40 for 89 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.9%. The Jazz permitted the Clippers to convert 47 out of their 91 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 51.6% for this contest. They went 37.5% from downtown by going 9 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 19 from the free throw line (94.7%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Utah allowed Los Angeles to grab 41 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Jordan Clarkson ended up being important for the Jazz for the game. He converted 8 of 18 for the matchup for a rate of 44.4%, and had 4 rebounds. Clarkson racked up 26 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and earned 4 assists for this contest.
Utah has a win-loss record of 12-7 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Jazz are hitting on 46.9% from the field, which ranks 15th in basketball. Utah has tallied 2,231 points on the campaign (117.4 per game) and they grab 44.5 boards per game. They are getting an assist 27.5 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they are turning it over 16.0 times per game. The Jazz are responsible for committing 21.8 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.0% from the charity stripe.
The Jazz on defense are ranked 22nd in the NBA in PPG allowed with 114.5. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (23rd in basketball). The Utah defense allows 32.6% on 3-pointers (190 of 583) and their opponents are converting on 77.9% of their foul shots. They allow 22.2 assists and 44.0 rebounds per game, which ranks them 2nd and 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Utah
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