Thursday, January 14, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 21-17 and a road record of 8-11. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 99.2 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 21-19 and a home record of 13-7. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 95.8 points per game and surrendering 98.8, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 18 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 15.4 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 36%.
Marc Gasol averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Mike Conley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Detroit averages 101.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 58.3 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.9 per game. The Pistons allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Memphis averages 95.8 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.6 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 21-15-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 19-19-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 18-21-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 18-21-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
01/13/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles "?" Thursday vs. Detroit
01/12/16 F Matt Barnes Thumb "?" Thursday vs. Detroit
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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