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Grizzlies vs Pistons NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons
- Where: Detroit at Little Caesars Arena
- Date: Sunday, December 4th
- Betting Odds DET +6.5, MEM -255 | DET +202 O/U 230.5
The Grizzlies come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 13-9. So far, the team has gone 9-12-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Memphis has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.
The Grizzlies will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the 76ers by a score of 117-109. Heading into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Memphis was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the 76ers to cut into their 10 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Ja Morant, as he contributed 28 points while hitting 35.7% of his shots.
So far, the Pistons have put together an overall record of 6-18, while going 13-11-0 vs the spread. Against the spread, Detroit has a mark of 1-2. Straight up, their record is 1-2 in these games.
The Pistons are coming off a 131-125 win over the Mavericks. This win came despite entering the game as the 8 point underdogs. Detroit went on to win the game, as they led by 1 heading into halftime. In the win, Bojan Bogdanovic led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 71.4%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In last year’s 2 head-to-head meetings, the Grizzlies came out on top in both games. Memphis won by scores of 118-88 and 132-118. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Grizzlies averaged 125.0 points per game vs Detroit, which was an increase over their season-long average. However, the Pistons actually averaged fewer points per game than their season-long mark. Across their head-to-head matchups with Memphis, the team averaged 97.5 points per game. The Grizzlies have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 4-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 14 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 1-4. Combined, they averaged 206 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Memphis offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 10th ranked offense at 115.0 points per game. So far, the Grizzlies are averaging 100.4 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. However, they have been able to make up for this slow style of place by scoring with a high rate of efficiency. This season, they are ranked 10th in made field goals per game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 109.93 points per contest (12th).
Point-Guard Ja Morant currently leads the Grizzlies at 28.21 points per game. For the season, he is 7th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 22.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Morant is averaging 6.37 boards and 7.32 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 30th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Dillon Brooks enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 19 games, he is averaging 17.26 and is 276th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Through 24 games, the Pistons are averaging 110.0 points per contest, placing them 25th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.9 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 1st, with an average of 20.7 made free-throws per game.
On defense, the Pistons will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 22nd ranked unit in points allowed per game.
This season, the Pistons offense has primarily worked through Bojan Bogdanovic and Jaden Ivey who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 23 games, Bogdanovic is 45th in the NBA at 20.7 points per game. so far, him and Ivey have accounted for 31% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.9 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaden Ivey is grabbing 4.8 rebounds for Detroit to go along with 4.35 assists.
Grizzlies vs Pistons Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Pistons +6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 230.5
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