Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Little Caesars Arena)
Pistons -1.5 O/U 227 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies travel to the Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons. The Grizzlies have won seven of their last ten games but lost their last two games most recently being blown out on the road by the Boston Celtics, losing 119-95 to drop their record on the season to 20-24 on the year. The Pistons beat the Sacramento Kings 127-106 to improve their record on the season to 17-28.
The Pistons come in averaging 109.3 points per game which rank 18th in the NBA in scoring offense. The Pistons offense is led by Andre Drummond who is averaging a double-double with 17.3 points and 15.7 rebounds per game while adding 2.7 assists per game. Veteran 6th man point guard Derrick Rose comes in averaging 18.5 points per game while adding 5.6 assists per game and has revived his career in Detroit.
The Grizzlies young core offense is fast-paced and averages 113.2 points per game to rank 9th in the NBA in scoring offense. Leading the Grizzlies if rookie of the year favorite Ja Morant who is averaging 17.5 points per game while adding 7 assists per game. Morant is shooting 48.7% from the field and is very efficient for a rookie. Another key contributor is Jaren Jackson who averages 17.7 points per game and adds 4.8 rebounds while shooting 47.6% from the field.
Memphis opponents come in averaging 116.1 points per game which rank the Grizzlies 27th in scoring defense in the NBA. The Grizzlies hold teams to 46.3% from the field. The Pistons have allowed teams to score 110.6 points per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA in scoring defense.
The Pistons have been one of the worst bets this season with a 17-26-2 record ATS on the season and are just 6-13 ATS in their last nineteen games. Memphis has covered the spread in six of their last nine games and is 22-21-1 ATS on the season. Final score prediction, the Grizzlies steal one on the road as underdogs, winning and covering the spread with a 117-107 final score.