The Memphis Grizzlies (5-14) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (2-18) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Little Caesars Arena and televised on BSDE. Both the Grizzlies and Pistons will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Grizzlies vs Pistons
The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 37 points against the Suns, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 45.3% in the game. Desmond Bane finished 2nd on the team with 27 points, but Memphis ended the game with a 116-109 loss.
In their previous five games, the Grizzlies went 2-3 and have an overall record of 5-14. In Western Conference games, the Grizzlies are 5-11 compared to 0-3 in non-conference games.
So far, Memphis’ ATS record is below .500 at 8-11. The Grizzlies maintain an ATS record of 5-5 on the road, while they have a 3-6 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Pistons’ most recent matchup against the Cavaliers saw Cade Cunningham lead the Pistons with 23 points while shooting 8/20 from the field. While Bojan Bogdanovic was 2nd on the team with 22 points, Detroit fell short in the game with a final score of 110-101.
This season, the Pistons have gone 2-18 overall and are hoping to get a win against the Grizzlies. At home, the Pistons are 1-9 and on the road, they are also 1-9.
So far, Detroit is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 8-11. This season, Detroit has a 0-2 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 8-9 as underdogs.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
The Grizzlies come into today’s game as the 29th ranked scoring offense at 105.9 points per game. So far, the Grizzlies are averaging 98.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Memphis is just 28th in shots made inside the arc.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
Detroit has recorded an average of 109.2 points per game (27th) throughout 20 games games. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.3 made 3’s per game. If the Detroit offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 16.6 turnovers per game.
Grizzlies Team Defense
Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 11th rank in the NBA, allowing 111.9 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Grizzlies are forcing 13.6 per game, which is 19th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 2nd in blocked shots at 6.6 per game.
Pistons Team Defense
At this time, the Pistons’ defense is positioned 23rd in the NBA, permitting 118.1 points per game.
On two point field goal attempts, the Pistons’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.4% and allowing 36.6% from beyond the arc.
Key Players For The Grizzlies And Pistons
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Desmond Bane is set to be the main scorer for the Grizzlies, recording 16 points and shooting 6/13 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 23.8 points per game, in addition to 4.4 rebounds.
As for Detroit, Bojan Bogdanovic is projected to be the primary scorer for the Pistons. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 13, and adding 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.7% and is averaging 22 points per contest.
Grizzlies vs Pistons Trends
- In their last five road games, Memphis has averaged 107 points per game while allowing 112. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
- Across their ten previous home games, Detroit has an ATS mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-9 while averaging 110 points per game.
- The last five games that Detroit was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-2-1 while going 0-5 straight up.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
Coming in as the underdogs at +1.5, we have the Pistons as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 218.5, and our model predicts the Grizzlies and Pistons to score a combined 204 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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