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Utah Jazz vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/14/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons at Utah Jazz
Date & Time Monday January 14, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Line
The Line: Utah Jazz -8 -- Over/Under: 209.5
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The Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz meet Monday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Detroit Pistons could use a nice road win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 106.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25.6 points and 8.3 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 16.8 points and 15 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is dishing 2.4 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 108 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 21.3 points and 3.7 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 14.7 points and 12.5 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won each of their last four home games.

The Pistons are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pistons are 8-21 ATS in the last 29 meetings. The under is 11-4-1 in Jazz last 16 overall. The under is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 road games.

The Detroit Pistons are a mess right now and their only three wins since Christmas came against the falling apart and banged up Wizards, the Grizzlies who are piling up the losses and the Clippers, which was Blake's revenge game. The Utah Jazz are playing their most consistent ball of the season and it has started with a defense that's allowing 101.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting in their last five games. The Pistons also don't have the size advantage in this matchup that they have over most teams, and the Jazz are 7-4 ATS this season when a favorite of at least eight points. I'll take the Jazz at home in a comfortable victory.

Utah Jazz -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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