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Detroit Pistons vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds
Memphis looks to cover the Grizzlies-Pistons pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 11-2 mark when they host Detroit in NBA action.
Memphis will face the 5-11 Pistons, who own a 8-8 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 7-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pistons are 7-9 favoring the OVER.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Pistons listed as 11.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 190 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Grizzlies) and the No. 30 (Pistons) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 104-94 result in favor of the Grizzlies is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 7-ranked offense (99.6 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 15 at 97.5 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 44.9% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (45% on average).
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.2 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Detroit was a 117-77 winner at home against the Suns. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The battle between the Pistons and Suns didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Phoenix was handed a 117-77 defeat on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Grizzlies were a 103-82 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Raptors. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Toronto was run off the court by the Grizzlies on Wednesday as Memphis blasted the Raptors 103-82 at FedExForum.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 0-10
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 9-1
A few Pistons at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Memphis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 9 games when playing Detroit
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Detroit at Dallas, Saturday, December 1
Memphis at San Antonio, Saturday, December 1