Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons: Picks & Predictions 12/20/2022

Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons: Picks & Predictions 12/20/2022

December 20, 2022



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The Utah Jazz will clash against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena. Detroit is currentlying holding a 8-24 record this season so far, while being 4-11 at home.

On the other hand, the Jazz are holding a 17-16 record overall and are 6-11 as visitors. The Pistons come into Tuesday’s game with five losses in their last six games. The Jazz, meanwhile, are 2-2 in their last four games.


On Sunday, the Pistons came close but came up short, falling 124-121 to the Brooklyn Nets. The Pistons led 71-54 at the half, but could not hold the lead. Detroit’s loss came despite a quality game from forward Bojan Bogdanovic, who scored 26 points.


The Pistons are heading into this one averaging 111.3 points per game this season, which is 19th in the NBA. Defensively, Detroit is conceding 117.9 points per game, making them look not that great on paper.


Meanwhile, things couldn’t have gone much worse for the Jazz, as they lost 122-99 to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. Utah was down 90-71 at the end of the third quarter, which was too much to recover from. One silver lining for the Jazz was the play of forward Lauri Markkanen, who scored 24 points in addition to six rebounds.


On the season, Markkanen is averaging 22.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Markkanen is making 53.0% of his field goal attempts and 42.3% of his shots from the 3-point line. As a team, the Jazz are scoring 116.7 points per game, the fifth-best mark in the NBA.


Utah is fourth on offense and 25th on defense, so the team has a distinct advantage when it comes to scoring. Even with Olynyk and Sexton out, we can expect the Jazz to win this game and stay in the playoff conversation in the West. Utah is also solid in the second leg of back-to-backs this season, going 5-3 against the spread.


Let’s check the latest NBA picks, news, stats and NBA expert picks for Jazz vs Pistons. We’ve plenty of NBA predictions for you to consider.


Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons Game Information


  • Date: 12/20/2022
  • Time: 07:10 PM ET
  • Location: Little Caesars Arena.
  • How to Watch Jazz vs Pistons: NBCSBA
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Jazz vs Pistons Betting Lines


Pistons are +120 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $120. On the other side, Jazz are -140 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $71.43.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Pistons at a 45.45% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Jazz have 58.33% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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