Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, Odds, Lines, Team Props – NBA, Dec. 20

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Dec 20, 2022, 4:30 PM
  • The Jazz (17-16) are -2.5 favorites vs. the Pistons (8-24)
  • Total (Over/Under): 229.5 points
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 7:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSDET & SportsNet RM

The Utah Jazz visit Little Caesars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EST in Detroit.

The Jazz are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -2.5 (-110).

The Jazz vs Pistons Over/Under is 228.5 total points for the game.

So far this NBA season, the Jazz are 18-15 against the spread, while the Pistons are 16-13 against the spread.


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Jazz vs. Pistons Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Utah Jazz-2.5 -110O 228.5 -110-140
Detroit Pistons +2.5 -110U 228.5 -110+115

Pistons vs Jazz Prediction for Tonight’s Game:

Based on recent trends, the winning team model predicts the Jazz will win Tuesday‘s game with 57.6% confidence.

Based on recent against-the-spread (ATS) trends, the model predicts the Jazz will cover the spread for Tuesday‘s game with 53.3% confidence.

These predictions factor in up-to-date player injuries for both the Jazz and Pistons, plus recent team & player performances and defensive & offensive matchups over the last several NBA games.


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  • The Utah Jazz have hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 32 of their last 48 games (+13.60 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have hit the Team Total Under in 29 of their last 43 away games (+12.80 Units / 26% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have hit the 1H Moneyline in 55 of their last 92 games (+11.60 Units / 6% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 33 of their last 53 games (+11.20 Units / 19% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have covered the 3Q Spread in 22 of their last 32 games (+11.08 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have hit the 1H Moneyline in 27 of their last 54 games (+23.25 Units / 41% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have hit the 2Q Moneyline in 34 of their last 60 games (+22.00 Units / 35% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have covered the 2Q Spread in 53 of their last 81 games (+21.51 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have hit the 3Q Game Total Over in 46 of their last 71 games (+17.41 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have hit the Moneyline in 26 of their last 81 games (+16.40 Units / 19% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Jazz have gone 18-15 (+1.5 Units / 4.13% ROI).

  • 17-16 against the Moneyline (-0.35 Units / -0.7% ROI)
  • 17-16 against the Over for game total points (-0.6 Units / -1.65% ROI)
  • 16-17 against the Under for game total points (-2.7 Units / -7.44% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pistons have gone 16-13 (+1.7 Units / 4.83% ROI).

  • 8-24 against the Moneyline (-3.15 Units / -9.63% ROI)
  • 18-14 against the Over for game total points (+2.6 Units / 7.39% ROI)
  • 14-18 against the Under for game total points (-5.8 Units / -16.48% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have only hit the 3Q Game Total Under in 32 of their last 85 games (-27.30 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have only hit the 4Q Moneyline in 20 of their last 65 games (-22.73 Units / -34% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have only hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 13 of their last 41 games at home (-18.25 Units / -39% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have only hit the Team Total Under in 37 of their last 84 games (-17.30 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Detroit Pistons have only covered the 1Q Spread in 37 of their last 85 games (-15.94 Units / -17% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only hit the 4Q Moneyline in 28 of their last 86 games (-44.08 Units / -40% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only covered the 4Q Spread in 33 of their last 92 games (-32.96 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only hit the 2H Moneyline in 11 of their last 44 away games (-31.98 Units / -52% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only hit the Moneyline in 40 of their last 83 games (-31.00 Units / -12% ROI)
  • The Utah Jazz have only hit the 1Q Moneyline in 39 of their last 86 games (-22.60 Units / -17% ROI)

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Utah Jazz: Keys to the Game vs. the Detroit Pistons

The Jazz are 24-8 (.750) when their opponent attempts fewer than 15 free throws since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .511

The Jazz are 52-8 (.867) when shooting 40% or better from three since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .731

The Jazz are 56-21 (.727) when scoring 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .543

The Jazz are 91-27 (.771) when winning the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 8th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .697

Detroit Pistons: Keys to the Game vs. the Utah Jazz

The Pistons are 18-63 (.222) when scoring fewer second chance points than their opponent since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .455

The Pistons are 2-25 (.074) when allowing 15 or more three-pointers since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .317

The Pistons are 1-14 (.067) when allowing 15 or more three-pointers since the start of the 2021-22 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .312

The Pistons are 3-14 (.167) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2021-22 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .480

Injury Report: Pistons vs. JazzTuesday‘s Game, Dec. 20

  • Cade Cunningham (Pistons): According the Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Cunningham is expected to have season-ending surgery on his left shin.
  • Isaiah Livers (Pistons): Livers has not played since Dec. 1 due to a shoulder injury and no timetable has been announced for his return.
  • Kelly Olynyk (Jazz): Olynyk did not play in Monday’s (Dec. 19) game against Cleveland.
  • Collin Sexton (Jazz): Sexton did not play in Monday’s (Dec. 19) game against Cleveland.

Utah Jazz Offensive Stats & Trends

The Jazz have made 15.5 three-pointers per game since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.5

The Jazz have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.7 (72 assists/ 27 TOs) in close and late situations this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.6

The Jazz have made 14.6 three-pointers per game since the start of the 2021-22 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Jazz have averaged 117.5 points per game (5,404 points/46 games) at home since the start of the 2021-22 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 111.3

Detroit Pistons Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pistons are shooting 43% (526/1,232) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 47%

The Pistons have an eFG% of 49% since the start of the 2021-22 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 53%

The Pistons have a TS% of 47% since the start of the 2021-22 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 50%

The Pistons are shooting 33% from three (1,035/3,150) since the start of the 2021-22 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 35%

Utah Jazz Defensive Stats & Trends

The Jazz have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (3,403 rebounds/97 games) since the start of the 2021-22 season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.8

The Jazz have averaged 36.2 defensive rebounds per game (6,112 rebounds/169 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.1

The Jazz have averaged 7.9 steals per game (119 steals/15 games) this season — 10th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.4

The Jazz have averaged 5.0 blocks per game (851 blocks/169 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 9th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

Detroit Pistons Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pistons have averaged 32.1 defensive rebounds per game (5,300 rebounds/165 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.1

The Pistons have averaged 31.6 defensive rebounds per game (2,943 rebounds/93 games) since the start of the 2021-22 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.8

The Pistons have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (56 blocks/14 games) this season — tied for 7th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 5.1

The Pistons have averaged 6.2 steals per game (87 steals/14 games) this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.4


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