Utah Jazz (40-22) at Detroit Pistons (20-43)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +8.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Utah Jazz look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.7 points and 4.2 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five straight road games.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 18.1 points and 5.6 assists while Luke Kennard is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Wood is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost four straight home games.
The Jazz are 2-11-2 ATS in their last 15 games as a favorite, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 home games. The over is 9-3 in Jazz last 12 road games. The over is 21-7 in Pistons last 28 home games. The Jazz are 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Detroit and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Utah Jazz are on the end of a back to back and haven't done well in the favorite role, but this is a game they should win comfortably. The Detroit Pistons are just an awful basketball team that can't put an NBA roster on the court, and they're 12-19 against the spread at home and 25-37-1 against the spread on the season. It's Jazz and the chalk or pass. I have little use for the Pistons right now.