Pistons at Grizzlies - 1/14/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (21-17) at Memphis Grizzlies (21-19)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -1.5 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies play Thursday night at the FedExForum.
The Detroit Pistons look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 99.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.6 points and 6.6 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18 points and 15.4 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing two assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies also could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 95.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 14.2 points and 8.3 rebounds. Mario Chalmers is dishing 3.4 assists and Jeff Green is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won six of their last seven home games. Matt Barnes and Mike Conley are questionable.
The Pistons are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Pistons are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Even with the Grizzlies banged up, they've still been a tough team to beat at home. The Pistons have also cooled off lately. I'll side with the home team in this toss-up game.