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Detroit Pistons vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 4/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons
Date & Time Tuesday April 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons -9 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSSE, FSDT
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Detroit Pistons meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Memphis Grizzlies look to play spoiler after losing six of their last nine games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 103.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 21.1 points and 6.4 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 19.9 points and 10.7 rebounds. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Detroit Pistons look to stay in the playoff race while snapping a four-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 47 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24.8 points and 7.6 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.5 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won 11 of their last 13 home games.

The Grizzlies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pistons are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Grizzlies are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Detroit and 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings. The over is 9-4 in Pistons last 13 home games. The over is 9-3 in Grizzlies last 12 overall.

The Detroit Pistons need a win to clinch a playoff spot, but they're playing awful basketball at the moment, which includes losing their last five games by an average of nine points and shooting 41 percent from the field. The Pistons also just lost the Charlotte Hornets by 13 points despite being 6.5-point favorites. I'm not sure how anyone can lay big chalk with the Pistons in their current form. The Memphis Grizzlies have been competitive throughout the second half of the season and it's led to some wins over playoff teams and forcing three overtime games in three fo their last 10 games. Give me the points.

Pick:
Memphis Grizzlies +9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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