Detroit Pistons (8-20) at Memphis Grizzlies (12-12)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -5 -- Over/Under: 222 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 23 points and 5.4 rebounds while Josh Jackson is averaging 13 points and two assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing two rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 48 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 18.4 points and eight assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 16.6 points and 11.1 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Clarke is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The over is 9-4 in Pistons last 13 road games. The over is 10-1 in Grizzlies last 11 overall. The Pistons are 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies are the better team, but they're in no position to lay this sort of chalk given their current form, as they're allowing 52.6 percent shooting in their last five games and lose at home by an average of 4.9 points. The Detroit Pistons are playing their best ball of the season and only lose in the underdog role by an average of 3.9 points. I'll take a stab with the Pistons and the free buckets.