Grizzlies vs. Pistons Prediction
Will the Detroit Pistons be able to stop their costly losing streak when they play host to the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 7PM ET?
501 Memphis Grizzlies vs. 502 Detroit Pistons
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7PM ET – Little Caesars Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pistons are the clear favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -10.5 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 209.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 56 percent going on the Pistons at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Grizzlies coming off OT loss
Memphis is coming off a 129-127 OT loss at home to the Mavericks on Sunday. They have lost and failed to cover in three of their last four games. Memphis is now 32-48 on the season, 12-28 on the road, 37-43 against the spread and 43-36-1 with the under.
The Grizz have the league’s worst offense, averaging just 103.3 points per game this season while shooting 44.9 percent as a team. Defensively, Memphis is giving up 106.1 points per game while opponents shoot 45.1 percent against them. The Grizzlies are packing up most of their top players as Mike Conley, Avery Bradley, Jonas Valanciunas, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Joakim Noah are all out. Tyler Zeller is the active leader right now, averaging 12.5 points through just two games with the team.
Pistons on four-game skid
Detroit is coming off a 104-91 loss at home to Charlotte for a fourth straight loss and fourth straight failed cover. The Pistons are now 39-41 on the season, 25-15 at home, 40-37-3 against the spread and 41-39 with the under. Detroit is clinging on to the eighth seed in the East. They lead Charlotte and Miami by 1 game with two to play for each.
The Pistons are solid on defense as well, giving up 107.7 points per game while opponents shoot 47 percent against them. Offensively, Detroit is putting up 107.0 points per game while shooting 44 percent as a team. Blake Griffin is listed as questionable to play tonight due to a knee injury, but he did play in the last two games. Griffin is averaging 24.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game to lead the team while Andre Drummond adds 17.3 points and 15.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Grizzlies are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games following a loss, but 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games against Eastern Conference opponents.
The Pistons are 11-2 against the spread in their last 13 home games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against a losing team.
The Pistons looked awful against Charlotte on Sunday in a game they really needed to win. That doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence coming into this game today as a double-digit favorite. Luckily for Detroit, Memphis is playing with a JV squad of what was already a bad roster. The Pistons should be able to dominate this team at home with or without Griffin. If they can’t, they are in a lot more trouble than we thought.
NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -10.5