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Detroit Pistons vs. Utah Jazz,
3-13-2018 - Pick and Prediction

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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#537 Detroit
Pistons 198
#538 Utah
Jazz -8.5

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9:05pm

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Game Stats

Detroit Pistons

30 - 36

29-35
ATS
28-36
O/U
103
PPG
104
OPPG

Utah Jazz

37 - 30

36-31
ATS
30-36
O/U
102
PPG
100
OPPG

Detroit Pistons at Utah Jazz

NBA: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah at 9:00 PM  ET, Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Detroit Pistons head to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Jazz from the Vivint Smart Home Arena on Tuesday night. Both teams are coming into this game on the back of wins in their previous games.

Pistons win, but still lots of work to do

After four consecutive defeats, the Detroit Pistons put in a clinical game against the Chicago Bulls, beating them 99-83 to move to 30-36 for the season. They are still well below the requirements for the postseason though.

“I thought our defense was pretty good all night, but the offense didn’t really get going until the second quarter,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “After that, we played really well.”

Blake Griffin had another productive game, scoring 25 points with eight rebounds and eight assists. Reggie Bullock scored 21 points, Andre Drummond had 17 rebounds.

Jazz win six straight, make play for postseason

The Utah Jazz continue to roll in the NBA. They have now won six games on the bounce, the latest result a 116-99 win against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Jazz are now 37-30 for the season, preparing for the final surge to take them to the playoffs.

Ricky Rubio had 30 points with 10 rebounds. Donovan Mitchell finished with 27 points. Joe Ingles scored 20 points, while Rudy Gobert chipped in with another double-double: 19 points and 16 rebounds.

“I just try to play aggressive. In the first half the shots fell down, especially the 3s, and I felt confidence and I kept attacking,” Rubio said. “I’m playing with a lot of confidence and I felt good.”

Trends:

Detroit Pistons are:

  • 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
  • 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games.
  • 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

Utah Jazz are: 

  • 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
  • 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
  • 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.

The Jazz are in terrific form. They have found a different level to their offensive fluency. And that should help them tremendously against a Pistons team that has not had the same consistency.

The Pick: Utah Jazz

Nikhil Kalro

Nikhil has been working with ESPN since the age of 18 and covers cricket for their website ESPNcricinfo. When not writing or editing news, game reports, commentary and analysis stories, he is following American sports. A love for stats and patterns, research and results and plain simple learning with a few years of handicapping experience makes him almost 0.500 reliable. A degree in business administration and a keen eye for volatile industries like the stock market help too.

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