Jazz vs. Pistons - 3/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (23-41) at Utah Jazz (28-36)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -7.5 -- Over/Under: 184.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, ROOT
The Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz meet Saturday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Detroit Pistons need a win to snap a nine-game losing streak. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 16 points and 10.5 rebounds while Reggie Jackson is averaging 15.1 points and seven assists. Andre Drummond is grabbing 13.4 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is shooting 39.3 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons just can’t get a break over the last week or so, and it certainly doesn’t help when they’re shooting just 40.5 percent from the field in their last five games. The Pistons have also lost 11 of their last 12 road games SU.
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The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 95.2 points on 45 percent shooting and are allowing 95.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.7 points and 4.2 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.5 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz continue to play their best ball of the season and are showing great promise for next year. The Jazz are allowing just 41 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed no more than 91 points in eight straight games. The Jazz have also won six of their last seven home games.
The Pistons are 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 vs. NBA Northwest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Jazz are 23-11-1 ATS in their last 35 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-3-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Pistons are 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
The Pistons are playing awful basketball right now, while the Jazz are motivated and plying shutdown defense. Take the Jazz to win by double digits.