Utah Jazz vs. Detroit Pistons / NBA – After a series of three consecutive victories, Jazzers are welcoming the Pistons, which have managed to break their negative series of four defeats with a victory over Clippers. Both teams occupy the ninth place in their conferences, with the proviso that the team from Salt Lake City has a better effect.
Utah Jazz vs. Detroit Pistons begins 15.01.2019 at 03:00 CET
Utah and Detroit have already met this season, when the Pistons were the hosts, but it did not help them much, because the Jazzers were better with a score of 110:105. After the first quarter, the Pistons had the advantage of 31:13, but Jazzers got the second part with 35:22 and then, thanks to Mitchell, who scored 26 points (24 in the second half), they even celebrated a victory. Jazzers are entering this match after victories over Orlando, Lakers and Chicago, and they have celebrated 5 times in the last 6 matches.
Utah has 11 wins and 8 defeats in their hall this season, and this will be their fourth consecutive home match. The series of victories has helped them reach a positive 23-21 ratio and they climbed to the 9th place of the West. The good feature of Utah's game is their solid defence and they have only received 105.2 points by match, which makes them third defensive team in the league. They have excellent defenders like Gobert, Michelle and Crowder, but overall they have plenty of solutions on both sides of the court.
Probable lineups Utah Jazz: Rubio (O'Neale), Mitchell, Ingles, Favors, Gobert
The first thing that Pistons have to do in this match is to stop Mitchell. Not because he “destroyed” them in the first match, but because this Utah’s guard is in the great form and he scored over 30 points in the last three games. Pistons have to find a solution for him, despite the fact that it would mean a somewhat slower attack because they spend too much energy in defence. The Pistons have with a victory in LA managed to break a series of 4 defeats, but their form in the last ten matches is not satisfactory (3-7).
Griffin was great in that victory over the Clippers, who scored 44 points to his former team. The Pistons have only 7 wins from 20 matches as guests this season, with a total score of 18-23. Their defeat for 4.5 points was worse than their opponents, although their attack has been quite “off the track” this season. Looking at the statistics, their rebounds are only slightly better, while everything else is on the side of Utah. Guard Smith and center Pachulia are absent for a while due to injuries.
Probable lineups Detroit Pistons: Jackson, Brown, Bullock, Griffin, Drummond
Utah Jazz vs. Detroit Pistons PICK
This will be the fourth consecutive match for Pistons will be the fourth consecutive show outside of their hall, while Jazzers, as we have already said, will play for the fourth time in front of their supporters. Although many predictions suggest that the Jazzers should be able to win this match, we still think that the Pistons can parry the Jazzers well, primarily with their inner line and a somewhat stronger defence on Mitchell.
Pick: Detroit +8 points
Odds: 1.93 at 10bet (down to 1.83 can be played)
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