Utah At Detroit Odds, Betting Pick & TV Info
As we head into the final few weeks of the NBA season, a bit of a split has occurred in the Western Conference. The top 4 teams are starting to get a little bit of separation from the chasing pack, while the group below the top seeds are clawing it out for those final 4 spots. It may be a surprise to many that the Utah Jazz are in the top half of that equation. They were a team that a lot of NBA fans believed would get into the postseason this year, but not necessarily as a team that would have home court advantage in the opening round. There is actually a similar sort of battle going on over in the Eastern Conference, and over there, you have the Detroit Pistons sucked into the battle at the bottom end of the playoff race. The Pistons are in the 7-spot right now, and are clinging bravely to a narrow lead against the teams sitting below the playoff line. Utah and Detroit will square off on Wednesday night in a game that is of the utmost importance to both of them. Find the updated NBA betting lines here.
A Closer Look At The Jazz At Pistons Odds, Betting Pick & TV Info
When: Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 PM EST
Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit
TV: NBA Pass (Direct TV)
Radio: KZNS and WMGC
Live Stream: Watch NBA
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz (42-25) have been a very pleasant surprise this season, and now look like a lock to walk away with the Northwest Division crown, as they currently have a 4.5 game lead over OKC. Surprisingly enough, the only place where the Jazz have really struggled this year is in divisional games, where they are just 6-7. They have put together a solid road record to this point in the season, going 19-13 in games away from home. Utah have excelled this season because of their fantastic defensive play, and they are in fact in possession of the best PPG against average in the NBA. When they met the Pistons earlier this year, they held them to just 77 points.
Why bet on the Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons (33-33) appear to be rounding into form at just the right time, as they will be heading into this game with back to back victories, and 4 wins in their last 5 games. This nice little run of form has seen them get back to .500, but they cannot afford to start slipping again, as it’s incredibly tight down in the bottom half of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. The problem that Detroit has had this season is going against teams with a winning record, where they are just 9-20. Their play at home has been good, though, and they are 22-12 in their own building, so certainly no pushover.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Jazz totally destroyed Detroit when they met them earlier this season, but I think things will be a little different this time around. I still like the Jazz to win, but in a close one.
Utah Jazz 101 Detroit Pistons 99