The Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons are set to meet up in a cross-conference battle on Monday evening. Detroit is 8-30 overall, but is a more respectable 18-20 against the spread. Utah has a 28-12 mark and is 19-21 ATS. Utah has six players in medical protocols, most notably center Rudy Gobert. Jerami Grant (thumb), Kelly Olynyk (knee) and Frank Jackson (ankle) remain out for Detroit.
Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET at Little Caesars Arena. Caesars Sportsbook lists Utah as the 11-point road favorite, while the over-under for total points is set at 224. Before entering any Jazz vs. Pistons picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Pistons vs. Jazz spread: Jazz -11
- Pistons vs. Jazz over-under: 224 points
Featured Game | Detroit Pistons vs. Utah Jazz
What you need to know about the Pistons
Detroit has clearly struggled overall this season, but the Pistons are playing better of late. The Pistons have won three of their last five overall. They picked up a 97-92 win over Orlando on Jan. 8. They also collected wins over Milwaukee and San Antonio during that span.
With several key veterans out, young players like Cade Cunningham (15.2 ppg), Saddiq Bey (14.8 ppg) and Isaiah Stewart (7.8 ppg) have seen big minutes. Against a Utah squad that is missing Gobert, Detroit could certainly keep this one competitive at home.
What you need to know about the Jazz
Utah is currently in the midst of a rare rough patch this season. The Jazz are wrapping up a five-game road trip that began with wins over New Orleans and Denver, but has since seen them lose to Toronto and Indiana. Guard Donovan Mitchell, who missed the game against the Raptors with a back injury, poured in 36 points in a 125-113 loss to the Pacers.
The Jazz need Mitchell to step up, as Gobert joins forwards Joe Ingles and Rudy Gay in the league’s health and safety protocol. Utah committed 21 turnovers against Toronto, which resulted in 28 points for the Raptors. The Jazz have covered the spread just three times in their last 13 games.
How to make Jazz vs. Pistons picks
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