Detroit Pistons (5-15) at Utah Jazz (15-5)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -9.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Pistons pay a visit to the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Arena on Tuesday night.
The Detroit Pistons have been in a serious slump as they’ve lost 15 of their first 20 games of the season and because last night’s game against the Nuggets was postponed, they haven’t seen the court since their 118-91 road loss to the Warriors on Saturday. Jerami Grant led the team in scoring with just 18 points, but no one else scored more than eight points as Blake Griffin scored just five points on one of eight shooting, while Wayne Ellington finished scoreless on zero of six shooting. As a team, the Pistons shot just 37 percent from the field and nine of 36 from the 3-point line as they didn’t match the intensity of the Warriors early on and quickly found themselves trailing by 19 points at halftime and the margin only grew as the game progressed.
Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz have been in great form this season as they’ve won 15 of their first 20 games, but they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after having their 11-game win streak snapped by the Nuggets in a 128-117 road loss on Sunday. Bojan Bogdanovic led the team with 29 points on eight of 13 shooting, Donovan Mitchell and Jordan Clarkson each scored 13 points while Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley each scored 12 points. As a team, the Jazz shot just 42 percent from the field and a healthy 20 of 47 from the 3-point line, but they were always fighting an uphill battle after allowing the Nuggets to come out and explode for 79 points in the first half. The Jazz fell behind by 28 points before making a run with 37 points in the third quarter, but they just left themselves too much ground to make up. Mitchell shot just three of 12 from the field, while Conley shot just two of 10 from the field.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pistons are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on zero days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600 and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four road games. The Jazz are 8-0 ATS in their last eight home games, 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
Head to head, the under is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings overall and the Pistons are 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings overall.
The Pistons are coming into this one with absolutely no momentum, so it’s going to be tough to imagine them putting much of a fight against the Jazz who just had their 11-game win streak snapped. The line might seem a little steep, but the Pistons are 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings overall and I don’t see anything but an easy win for the Jazz here.