Through 2 Quarters
The Utah Jazz are flexing their muscles against the Detroit Pistons, showing why they were favored to win all along. The Jazz are in control with a 61-51 lead over Detroit.
Center Hassan Whiteside has led the way so far for Utah, as he has 18 points along with nine rebounds and two blocks. The Pistons have been led by small forward Hamidou Diallo, who so far has nine points and four assists in addition to four boards and two steals.
Utah @ Detroit
Current Records: Utah 28-12; Detroit 8-30
What to Know
The Utah Jazz are 10-2 against the Detroit Pistons since October of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Monday. Utah’s road trip will continue as they head to Little Caesars Arena at 7 p.m. ET to face off against Detroit. The Jazz are expected to win again but are hoping to meet expectations this time.
Utah received a tough blow this past Saturday as they fell 125-113 to the Indiana Pacers. Utah’s loss came about despite a quality game from shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, who shot 6-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 36 points and nine assists.
Meanwhile, Detroit didn’t have too much breathing room in their matchup with the Orlando Magic this past Saturday, but they still walked away with a 97-92 win. Detroit’s power forward Trey Lyles filled up the stat sheet, posting a double-double on 16 points and 13 boards.
This next contest looks promising for the Jazz, who are favored by a full 11 points. Now might not be the best time to take Utah against the spread since they’ve let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.
Utah is now 28-12 while Detroit sits at 8-30. Two offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Utah ranks first in the league when it comes to field goal percentage, with 47.70% on the season. On the other end of the spectrum, Detroit has only been able to knock down 41.40% percent of their shots, which is the second lowest field goal percentage in the league. We’ll see if the Jazz’s 6.30% advantage translates to a win.
How To Watch
When: Monday at 7 p.m. ETWhere: Little Caesars Arena — Detroit, MichiganTV: ATTSN Rocky MountainOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $17.64
The Jazz are a big 11-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 11-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Utah have won ten out of their last 12 games against Detroit.
Feb 02, 2021 – Utah 117 vs. Detroit 105Jan 10, 2021 – Utah 96 vs. Detroit 86Mar 07, 2020 – Utah 111 vs. Detroit 105Dec 30, 2019 – Utah 104 vs. Detroit 81Jan 14, 2019 – Utah 100 vs. Detroit 94Jan 05, 2019 – Utah 110 vs. Detroit 105Mar 13, 2018 – Utah 110 vs. Detroit 79Jan 24, 2018 – Utah 98 vs. Detroit 95Mar 15, 2017 – Utah 97 vs. Detroit 83Jan 13, 2017 – Utah 110 vs. Detroit 77Jan 25, 2016 – Detroit 95 vs. Utah 92Oct 28, 2015 – Detroit 92 vs. Utah 87
Injury Report for Detroit
Frank Jackson: Out (Covid-19)Isaiah Livers: Out (Foot)Bol Bol: Out (Not Injury Related)Rodney McGruder: Game-Time Decision (Not Injury Related)Kelly Olynyk: Out (Knee)Chris Smith: Out (Knee)Jerami Grant: Out (Thumb)
Injury Report for Utah
Rudy Gobert: Out (Covid-19)Joe Ingles: Out (Covid-19)Malik Fitts: Out (Wrist)Rudy Gay: Out (Covid-19)Elijah Hughes: Out (Covid-19)Udoka Azubuike: Out (Covid-19)Jared Butler: Out (Covid-19)