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Pistons vs Grizzlies NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Detroit Pistons at Memphis Grizzlies
- Where: Memphis at FedExForum
- Date: Friday, December 9th
- Betting Odds MEM -11, DET +425 | MEM -574 O/U 228.5
So far, the Pistons have put together an overall record of 7-20, while going 15-12-0 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Detroit has an overall record of 1-2, including going 2-1 against the spread.
The Pistons will be looking to bounce back from a 104-98 loss to the Pelicans. In terms of betting, Detroit entered as 11 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. Detroit got off to a slow start, trailing by 13 points going into halftime. In the loss, Saddiq Bey led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 52.9%.
The Grizzlies come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 16-9. So far, the team has gone 12-12-1 against the spread. Memphis comes into the game having rattled off 4 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 11.75 points per game
In their previous game, the Grizzlies took down the Thunder by a score of 123-102. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 8 point favorites. In the game, Memphis outscored their opponent in every quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Ja Morant, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Last year, the Pistons saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Grizzlies, averaging 97.5 points per game. As for Detroit, they actually improved their points per game numbers in head-to-head matchups, averaging 125.0 points per contest against the Grizzlies. 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 13 points per game. A combined average of 217 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Detroit offense is ranked 24th in the NBA in scoring at 109.9 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.4 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 3rd, with an average of 20.2 made free-throws per game.
Defensively, Detroit has had its problems giving up an average of 112.55 points per game (22nd).
On offense, Bojan Bogdanovic leads the Pistons in scoring at 20.4 points per game, placing him 48th in the NBA. Overall, Bogdanovic has hit 51.0% of his shots while accounting for 15.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 10th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 15.5 points per game, Jaden Ivey is the 2nd leading scorer for the Pistons. For the season, he is 253rd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 41.1%.
Coming into today’s action, Memphis is averaging 115.1 points per contest. This figure places them 9th in the league. The Grizzlies come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.2 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Memphis is ranked 11th in fewest turnovers per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Grizzlies are giving up an average of 109.93 points per game, good for 12th in the NBA.
Point-Guard Ja Morant currently leads the Grizzlies at 28.3 points per game. For the season, he is 8th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 22.8% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Morant is averaging 6.6 boards and 7.6 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 22 games, he is averaging 17.8 and is 270th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Pistons vs Grizzlies Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Pistons +11
- Free Total Prediction: Over 228.5