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NBA Matchup - Pistons Grizzlies Odds Preview

Memphis GrizzliesDetroit Pistons
Jan 20, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons Odds


The visiting Grizzlies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at The Palace of Auburn Hills against the Pistons.

The Pistons currently sports a record of 3-12, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-11 ATS. The Grizzlies are 7-6 and 6-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pistons post a 6-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Grizzlies have gone 7-6 against the number.

View Memphis vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Grizzlies are listed as 3.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 180.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons sit at No. 27 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Grizzlies are at No. 13 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 92-82.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 30-rated squad against Memphis's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 24 in the league with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 3.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.7 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

The Grizzlies were a 93-87 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of OVER bettors. Marc Gasol scored 22 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Memphis over New Orleans, 93-87, on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 93-85 result against the Timberwolves on January 18. The Pistons covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Pistons wasted a 29-point performance from Tayshaun Prince as Minnesota ran past them 93-85 on Wednesday at Target Center.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Grizzlies at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games on the road
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games at home
Detroit is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to Sacramento, Saturday, January 21
Detroit home to Portland, Saturday, January 21