Pistons vs. Jazz odds and bets: Preview of future trade partner?

Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons drives against Royce O'Neale #23 of the Utah Jazz (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons drives against Royce O'Neale #23 of the Utah Jazz (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Pistons will try for their second straight win tonight at home vs. the Utah Jazz, one of the NBA’s best teams.

Detroit is coming off a win over the fellow cellar dwelling Orlando Magic and the Jazz have lost two in a row, though they’ve won seven of their last ten to cling onto the third seed in the Western Conference.

Most of the talk around the Pistons has been about a potential trade of Jerami Grant, which is starting to look inevitable.

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Utah is one team that has been mentioned as a possible destination for Grant and it makes sense, as they have the matching veteran contract, young prospect and pick Detroit would likely require, and Grant would fill a need.

Utah needs to find a way to go small at times against teams like Golden State and the LA Clippers, so Grant makes sense for them. We could see that need on full display tonight, as the Jazz will be without Rudy Gobert, patient zero for COVID, who is now out with the illness again, bringing the whole thing full circle.

Unfortunately, Grant won’t be in the game to audition for the Jazz, so do the Detroit Pistons stand a chance of winning this game with both teams shorthanded?

Detroit Pistons vs. Utah Jazz: Odds, spread, over/under

According to WynnBET, the Detroit Pistons are 11 point underdogs at home vs. the Jazz. It’s a fair spread given the Pistons recent play, as they have either won or been blown out with not much in between.

If we get the same team that won back-to-back games vs. the Spurs and Bucks, then they have a chance, but if we get the one that got blown out against Charlotte and Memphis, then expect another big loss tonight.

The money lines are set at +450 for the Pistons and -625 for the Jazz, so the books are not going to let bettors make easy money on what they assume will be a Jazz victory.

The over/under is 223.5, which seems pretty high considering the Pistons average just 100 points per game. The Jazz are the top scoring team in the NBA at 115.7 points per game, so even with their offensive firepower that combined score is high.

I can’t recommend betting the Detroit Pistons in this one, as 11 points is not much even with Gobert out, but if you have to bet them, take the points and the under.

No one on Detroit has played particularly well lately, but if you are looking for a low-cost fantasy play, Trey Lyles has been putting up numbers and with Gobert out, might be able to do it again.

How to watch Pistons vs. Jazz

The game tips off at 7:00 PM ET at Little Caesar’s Arena and if you are not a fan that wants to risk getting a potentially deadly disease to see the Pistons get blown out, you can watch it at home on Bally Sports Detroit or listen on 97.1 FM the Ticket.

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