Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 4/1/2024

The Memphis Grizzlies (24-50) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (13-61) on Monday, April 1st. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. The Pistons are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Grizzlies vs Pistons

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The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Grizzlies’ most recent game versus the Magic saw Jordan Goodwin lead the Grizzlies with 16 points while shooting 6/15 from the field. Brandon Clarke contributed 13 points, but Memphis lost the game 118-88.

As the Grizzlies prepare to face the Pistons, they are looking to improve their sub-.500 record of 24-50. When it comes to Western Conference opponents, the Grizzlies have gone 14-34 in their 74 games, while going 10-16 in non-conference matchups.

Memphis currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 35-39 at this point. In their last two road games, Memphis has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 21-17 on the road as opposed to 14-22 at home.

The Pistons Are Coming Off A Win

Cade Cunningham led Detroit with 33 points against the Wizards, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 41.6% in the game. Jalen Duren also added 20 points as the Pistons won the game by a score of 96-87.

In their last ten games, the Pistons are 2-8 and come into today’s matchup with the Grizzlies with an overall record of 13-61. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are 10-37 while going 3-24 in non-conference games.

Detroit comes in with an overall ATS record of 37-36 so far this season. This season, Detroit has a 3-4 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 34-32 when playing as underdogs.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

Through 74 games the Grizzlies are averaging 105.9 points per contest, placing them 30th in the NBA.

In terms of scoring, the Grizzlies are 30th in the league at 105.9 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 107.8 points per game.

Memphis is 30th in field goal percentage at 43% and is 29th in two-point shooting at 50%. From beyond the arc, they are 10th in made threes but are shooting just 34% (29th).

When it comes to pace, the Grizzlies are 16th in the NBA at 98.1 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 24th in the league at 24.9 per game.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

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The Pistons come into today’s game as the 25th ranked scoring offense at 110.6 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are 25th in the league, averaging 110.6 points per game. At home, they are 26th in the NBA, averaging 110.5 points per game.

In terms of pace, Detroit is 7th in the league with 99.8 possessions per game. However, they are one of the worst three-point shooting teams, ranking 30th in three-point makes per game (11).

So far this season, the Pistons have scored less than the NBA scoring average in 71.6% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 21st in the league at 46%.

Grizzlies Team Defense

At this time, the Grizzlies’ defense is positioned 13th in the NBA, permitting 113.2 points per game. Opponents are hitting 54.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.1% of their three-point attempts.

Pistons Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 119.5 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 63.5% of their games. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pistons defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.1% while allowing 37.1% from downtown.

Key Players For The Grizzlies And Pistons

In today’s game, we anticipate Jaren Jackson Jr. leading the scoring for the Grizzlies, contributing 22 points while shooting 8/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22 points per game, along with 5.5 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Cade Cunningham as the leading scorer for the Pistons. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.6%, and his scoring average is 22.4 points per game.

Grizzlies vs Pistons Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Memphis has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 103 points per game.
  • Detroit has a 1-4 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 98 points per game while allowing 110. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Pistons have a straight up record of 5-5 and an ATS mark of 5-5.

Grizzlies vs Pistons Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Pistons to win, and have the projected score sitting at 102-99. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Pistons at -2.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 214.5, and our model predicts the Grizzlies and Pistons to score a combined 201 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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