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March 3, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Detroit Pistons vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

12-25TEAM RECORD21-15

The Grizzlies will be trying to slam the Pistons on Saturday when the teams tip off at FedExForum in NBA betting action.

The Grizzlies currently sports a record of 21-15, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 17-19 ATS. The Pistons are 12-25 and 17-19-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Grizzlies post a 16-20 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 21-16 against the number.

View Detroit vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pistons are listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 182.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Grizzlies and the No. 29-ranked Pistons, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-86 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 20-ranked offense (93.8 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 17 at 95.8 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 44.5% from the field per game, more than the Pistons have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.5 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 109-94 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Pistons covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pistons got a 29-point performance from Rodney Stuckey as Detroit ran past Charlotte 109-94 on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 102-99 winner as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Grizzlies failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Memphis got 23 points and 12 rebounds from Rudy Gay en route to a 102-99 victory over Toronto on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

A few Pistons at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Memphis
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis's last 8 games when playing Detroit
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to LA Lakers, Tuesday, March 6
Memphis at Golden State, Wednesday, March 7

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