Jazz vs Pistons Predictions

February 1, 2021

Jazz vs Pistons is an inter-Conference tilt between two teams with oppositetrajectories. We have a high end Utah Jazz team that is in the top of the playoff mix in the Western Conference taking on a Detroit Pistons team that is in quite an opposite scenario.

The Detroit Pistons are one of the league’s worst teams and have the feel of the most rudderless franchise in the league. The Detroit Pistons do not have a competitive roster and have not yet properly committed to a rebuild. It will be years before the Pistons regain true competitiveness.

Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons has been played over 100 times, with the split tilting quite heavily to the Utah Jazz side. Recent seasons track the long term history, as the Detroit Pistons were unable to win a single game against the Utah Jazz from 2017 through 2020.

You will find the best NBA picks for Pistons vs Jazz below.

Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Betting Pick

The pick: Utah Jazz -12

Tuesday Night at 10:00PM EST at the Vivint Arena

Why bet the Utah Jazz?

Jazz strength at home: While the Utah Jazz are a high end team in essentially any capacity, they have been a force on their home floor this season. After losing their first two home games of the season back in December, they have won eight straight at home and have won convincingly there. Their +10.5 point differential in home games is second best in the league and they play with the league’s second best offensive efficiency at home. Additionally the Utah Jazz have won 11 of their last 12 games overall.

Pistons woeful on the road: The Detroit Pistons are just 1-8 away from home and are the league’s least efficient defensive team. That is quite a poor matchup with the highly efficient Jazz and all signs point to a blowout.

COVID issues for the Pistons: Just last night, the Detroit Pistons had their matchup with the Nuggets cancelled for contact tracing issues, but this game is to go on as scheduled. The Pistons will have to travel to Utah in the midst of their investigation.

General Info about Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons

Where do the Utah Jazz play their home games?

The Utah Jazz play their home games at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Where do the Detroit Pistons play their home games?

The Detroit Pistons play their home games at The Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Where can you watch Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz?

You can tune into this game on NBA League pass with any streaming device.

Where can you bet on Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons?

USsportsbonus.com recommends BetMGM Sportsbook to get the best odds and betting options on the Pistons vs Jazz matchup.

Pistons vs Jazz Predictions

Pistons vs Jazz has been played over 100 times, with the Pistons having a considerable edge on the historical split. The more recent years paint quite a similar picture. The Jazz carry an even larger advantage over the Pistons in recent years and the series has been non-competitive in the short term while it has been lopsided in the long-term. If history is any indication, the Utah Jaz are the team to back in this matchup.

 Check the Pistons vs Jazz predictions above for this game’s best betting pick.

Jazz vs Pistons Against the Spread Predictions

Jazz vs Pistons against the spread predictions refer to whether the Pistons or Jazz win or lose by the necessary points to cover the spread. For a hypothetical line, we will use the Jazz -12.

This means a wager on the Jazz would require them to win by more than twelve points to be considered a winner. A wager on the Pistons, at +12, would require them to either win the game outright or to lose by fewer than twelve points to be considered a winner.

Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Over / Under Betting

Detroit Pistons vs Utah Jazz Over/Under betting is a way of wagering on the contest without needing to pick the team that wins the game. Instead, these wagers are against a set total of combined points in the game. For a hypothetical example, we will use a total set at 221 points. Over/Under wagers on this Pistons vs Jazz contest would be betting over or under 221 combined points for the two teams.

There are many factors to be considered when diving into Over/Under wagering. These factors include pace (expected possessions per game), offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency.

Knowing which teams play faster and slower, and which teams play with a higher and lower level of efficiency at each end of the floor are large advantages with over/under betting.

See above if there is a best Over/Under play for Pistons vs Jazz.

Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons Moneyline Predictions

Money Line wagering on NBA is a fun way to bet on one team or the other, while taking the point spread out of play.

Instead of laying or taking the points on the spread, you can lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the underdog to simply win the game outright. If you are looking to wager on a game, for instance the Jazz vs Pistons Money Line predictions, but want to avoid the point spread, a Money Line wager is worth considering.

For an example of how a Money Line wager differs from an against the spread wager, we will use our Jazz -12 hypothetical example from above. Instead of the standard -110 odds on an against the spread play, the Jazz can be bet on to simply win outright while laying odds. The Pistons can be bet on to win the game outright while getting odds.

In our hypothetical, we would expect to have to lay about -835  on the Utah Jazz and expect to get about +575 on the Detroit Pistons.

With the Jazz having a massive edge on the all time series the history points to the Jazz side in flashing lights. With the short term tiliting even more heavily toward the Jazz, history says to bet the Jazz, but history is just one piece of the puzzle. Even with the Jazz owning this series, we still need to look at other factors to determine the best play in Jazz vs Pistons matchups.

There are hours of research required for successful NBA predictions, and we are here to provide that for you, with a conclusion summed up and bottom lined. Check above for a synopsis and who to play in this Pistons vs Jazz matchup.

Pistons vs Jazz Odds

The NBA carries the most fluid odds of all the major sports in the United States. We often see a slow release of odds and against the spread, over/under and money line odds all fluctuate, often rapidly rapidly throughout a given day leading up to tipoff.

The Pistons vs Jazz odds won’t draw a massive betting market from the general public, so just a handful of large wagers could move the lines significantly in one direction or the other.

Live Streaming Jazz vs Pistons

We are currently without any sports books in the United States that offer streaming of NBA games. This will definitely change in the future, but for now we are still required to turn to paid streaming services that might have the game you are looking. For live streaming Jazz vs Pistons you are limited to YouTubeTV, FuboTV and Hulu in addition to NBA League Pass.

TJ Calkins
TJ Calkins was raised in a gambling loving household. He knew how to handicap horse races and follow line movements well before his tenth birthday. While sports betting remained a passion into adulthood, poker and Daily Fantasy Sports also became passions and remain as such today.