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Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons 11/23/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Detroit Pistons (3-15) vs. Utah Jazz (12-7)
November 23, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Utah Jazz -10.5; Over/Under: +227
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The Utah Jazz play host to the Detroit Pistons at the Vivint Arena on Wednesday night.

The Detroit Pistons have been in poor form as they’ve lost 10 of their last 12 games, but they will be eager to build some momentum after sneaking past the Nuggets in a 110-108 road win last night. Bojan Bogdanovic led the team with 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Alec Burks added 21 points off the bench while Kevin Knox chipped in with 17 points and eight rebounds on eight of 11 shooting. As a team, the Pistons shot 51 percent from the field and eight of 28 from the 3-point line as they took it to the Nugget right from the start and kept pace with them until the fourth quarter where they opened with a pivotal 11-3 run to open a 12-point lead which proved to be just enough cushion in the end as the Nuggets rallied late.

Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their last six games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back after having their two-game win streak snapped by the Clippers in a 121-114 road loss on Monday. Jordan Clarkson led the team with 26 points on eight of 18 shooting, Lauri Markkanen added 25 points, 10 rebounds and three assists while Kelly Olynyk chipped in with 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Jazz shot 44 percent from the field and 12 of 38 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 37 points in the third quarter to overcome an early 17-point deficit, only to let it slip in the fourth quarter where they got outscored by 33-21.

Looking at the betting trends, the Pistons are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600. The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team below .400 and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall.

Head to head, the under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings overall and the Pistons are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall.

The Pistons are going to be shorthanded again as Saddiq Bey and Cade Cunningham are both still out, while the Jazz will be without Rudy Gay and Mike Conley once again. The Pistons were really struggling to win games, so last night’s win over the Nuggets came as a real surprise, but it’s going to be tough to replicate that effort on zero day’s rest against the new-look Jazz. The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall, so I’ll stick with the more consistent Jazz to get the job done in this spot.

Peter Tran's Free Pick:
Utah -10.5
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