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Pistons host Grizzlies in basketball action

Memphis GrizzliesDetroit Pistons
14-18January 05, 2014, 01:00 | The Palace of Auburn Hills14-19



The Pistons will try to cover the spread at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday when they get a visit from the Grizzlies in basketball action.

The Grizzlies will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 11-20-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pistons are 15-18 ATS. Memphis is 17-15 against the total, while Detroit is 24-9 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Pistons installed as -3.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 195.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pistons rated this week at No. 19 and the Grizzlies sitting at No. 17. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 91-89 result in favor of the Pistons today.

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Last time out for Memphis, they were a 111-108 loser as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 219 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Grizzlies got a 25-point performance from Zach Randolph, who added 13 rebounds, but Denver still ran past Memphis 111-108 on Friday at Pepsi Center.

The Pistons were a 106-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. The Pistons got a 22-point performance from Greg Monroe, who added 10 rebounds, but Washington still ran past Detroit 106-99 on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 9-rated squad against Memphis's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 27 in the league with 6.36 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 4.81 per outing.

A few Grizzlies at Pistons trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Memphis is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games
Memphis is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games
Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 13 games
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Memphis home to San Antonio, Tuesday, January 7th
Detroit at New York, Tuesday, January 7th

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