Jazz vs Pistons Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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A contest featuring one of the NBA’s best offensive teams versus one of the worst teams defensively will see the Utah Jazz (17-16, fifth in points per game) visit the Detroit Pistons (8-24, 29th in points allowed) at Little Caesars Arena on December 20, 2022. The Jazz are 2.5-point favorites. The matchup’s point total is 228.5.

How to bet Jazz vs. Pistons

Utah Jazz vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Jazz as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Jazz have -138 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +117 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 228.5 points.

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Jazz vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSDE
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Jazz vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Jazz have 18 wins against the spread in 33 games this year. Utah has been the favorite in 11 games this season and has come away with the win five times (45.5%) in those contests. Jazz games this year have hit the over 53.1% of the time (17 out of 32 games with a set point total).

The Pistons have played 32 games, with 17 wins against the spread. Detroit is 7-23 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 23.3% of those games). Pistons games this year have hit the over on 19 of 32 set point totals (59.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Jazz Leaders
Lauri Markkanen 30 22.3 8.3 2.2 0.6 0.6 2.7
Jordan Clarkson 32 20 3.8 4.5 0.4 0.3 2.7
Malik Beasley 33 14.1 3.7 1.6 0.9 0.2 3.3
Mike Conley 22 9.7 2.1 7.5 1.1 0.2 1.7
Jarred Vanderbilt 31 8.3 8 2.7 1.2 0.3 0.4


Pistons Leaders
Bojan Bogdanovic 31 21.3 3.5 2.5 0.5 0 2.6
Jaden Ivey 28 15 4.3 3.9 1 0.3 1.4
Saddiq Bey 28 14.2 4 1.6 0.9 0.1 1.6
Alec Burks 19 13.8 3 1.8 0.8 0.1 1.8
Isaiah Stewart 25 12 8.5 1.2 0.4 0.8 1.6
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Jazz vs. Pistons Injury Report

Pistons: Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Isaiah Livers: Out (Shoulder)

What you need to know about the Utah Jazz

Utah owns a top-five offense this year, ranking fifth-best in the league with 116.7 points per game. At the other end, it ranks 24th with 116.2 points allowed per contest. At home, the Jazz are scoring 9.4 more points per game (121.5) than they are in away games (112.1). On the offensive side of the ball, the Jazz have had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 116.6 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 116.7 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

Utah ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking fourth-best in the league with 14.6 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks ninth with a 36.7% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Jazz have taken 55.7% two-pointers and 44.3% threes this season. Of the team’s baskets, 65.6% are two-pointers and 34.4% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

In 2022-23, Detroit is 19th in the league offensively (111.3 points scored per game) and second-worst on defense (117.9 points conceded). In 2022-23 the Pistons are averaging 1.7 more points per game at home (112.2) than on the road (110.5). The Pistons are compiling 116.2 points per contest over their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 111.3.

Detroit is 14th in the league in 3-pointers made (11.7 per game) and 18th in 3-point percentage (34.7%). The Pistons attempt 38.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 61.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.5% of the Pistons’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 70.5% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Jazz, and we predict that Jazz will cover the spread (Jazz -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 228.5 points.

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You can bet on Jazz vs. Pistons at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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