Jazz vs. Pistons prediction and odds for Thursday, Dec. 21 (Back Detroit at home)

The Pistons are looking to snap their 24-game losing streak tonight against the Jazz.
Dec 18, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham (2) dribbles
Dec 18, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham (2) dribbles / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Jazz and the Pistons will square off tonight at Little Caesars Arena as Detroit looks to snap its 24-game losing streak. Detroit is coming off a tough road loss on Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks, where Cade Cunningham scored a career-high 43 points.

Cunningham will try to carry that momentum over into tonight's game against the Jazz, who lost by eight points to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. Utah is only a 1.5-point road favorite over the Pistons, who are 1-12 at Little Caesars Arena this season.

Here are the odds and our best bet for Utah-Detroit:

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Jazz vs. Pistons odds, spread and total

Jazz vs. Pistons how to watch

  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 21
  • Game Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Little Caesars Arena
  • How to Watch (TV): Bally Sports DET, KJZZ
  • Jazz Record: 10-18
  • Pistons Record: 2-25

Jazz vs. Pistons injury reports

Utah Jazz injury report

  • Not yet submitted

Detroit Pistons injury report

  • Jalen Duren – Out
  • Killian Hayes – Probable
  • Monte Morris – Out
  • Isaiah Stewart – Probable

Jazz vs. Pistons key players to watch

Utah Jazz

Collin Sexton: The 24-year-old point guard has done a tremendous job filling in for rookie Keyonte George. Sexton has scored 20-plus points in six-straight games while shooting 51% from the field and 38.9% from three-point range. In the Jazz’s eight-point loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday night, he had 20 points, three rebounds, and two assists. 

Detroit Pistons

Cade Cunningham: Cunningham is coming off an impressive performance against the Hawks on Monday night, where he scored a career-high 43 points on 16-of-24 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from three-point range. The young point guard tried to will the Pistons to a win, but it wasn’t in the cards. Cunningham will hope for a better result tonight at home against Utah.

Jazz vs. Pistons prediction and pick

The Pistons have lost 24 straight games heading into tonight’s contest against the Jazz. But the oddsmakers believe this is Detroit’s best chance to snap the streak as they are 1.5-1 point home underdogs. It is the first time this season that the Pistons’ spread is under two points.

Detroit played better on Monday night against the Hawks, as they shot 51.1% from the field and 40.9% from the field and outscored Atlanta 68-54 in points in the paint. However, they allowed the Hawks to make 16 threes and get to the line 27 times.

The good news for Detroit is that the Jazz are shooting 35.3% from deep this season (23rd in the NBA). Meanwhile, the Jazz have lost two out of their last three games. In last night’s loss to the Cavs, the Jazz allowed Cleveland to make 23 threes. Utah also had 16 turnovers, which led to 26 points for the Cavs.

Utah is 2-13 straight up on the road this season and 2-3 against the spread in the second game of a back-to-back. Detroit is 1-12 at home but 4-7 ATS as a home underdog. With all that being said, I’ll take Detroit to snap their historic losing streak. 

It won’t be easy, but they are catching a Jazz team, who just played last night. If they don’t do it here, they might not win a game until the new year.

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