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Utah JazzDetroit Pistons
Jan 12, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons Odds

19-19TEAM RECORD14-23

Utah travels to Detroit on Saturday, hoping to boost its 19-19 mark with a victory over the Pistons.

This season the Pistons are 14-23 overall and 17-20 ATS against the number, while the Jazz are 19-19 and 18-19-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Detroit is 17-19-1 on the OU, and Utah is 18-19-1.

View Utah vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 193.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pistons, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Jazz, who rate No. 14 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-96 victory for the Jazz.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 22-ranked offense (95.2 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 21 at 99 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 44.3% from the field per game, less than the Jazz have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.6 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

Utah was a 103-95 loser in its last match on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 198 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Randy Foye went off for 25 points and added 0 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Atlanta defeated Utah, 103-95 at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Detroit was a 103-87 winner on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Greg Monroe scored 26 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Detroit on Friday, leading the Pistons to a 103-87 victory over Milwaukee at Bradley Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Jazz at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Utah is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Detroit
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Utah
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Utah home to Miami, Monday, January 14
Detroit home to New York, Thursday, January 17