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NBA betting line favors Jazz over Pistons

Detroit PistonsUtah Jazz
25-44March 24, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena23-47

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Monday when the Pistons of Detroit hit the hard court against the Jazz of Utah.

The Jazz bring a 23-47 record (32-36-2 ATS) to the battle against the 25-44 Pistons, who are 31-38 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 31-39 so far and the Pistons go 46-23. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Jazz in this one, they were listed earlier as -1.5-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 201.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

This game pits the Jazz, currently No. 26 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pistons, who rate No. 24 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 90-86 victory for the Pistons.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 112-103 result against the Clippers on March 22. The Pistons covered in that game as a 13.5-point underdog, while the 215 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Jonas Jerebko scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Pistons to victory (they lost 112-103 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Saturday).

Utah was an 89-88 winner in its last match at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 177 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Richard Jefferson scored 21 points leading the Jazz to an 89-88 victory over Orlando at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 6 in the league with 45.13 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 6.83 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 28 with 5.96 per contest.

Next up:
Detroit home to Cleveland, Wednesday, March 26th
Utah home to Memphis, Wednesday, March 26th