Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 2/1/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Memphis Grizzlies head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 3 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 18-31. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 99.8 points per contest while giving up 102.5 per game. The Pistons have an overall record of 23-26. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 22-26-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-28-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 25-22-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 21-28-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
01/31/18 F James Ennis III Calf is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Indiana
01/30/18 F JaMychal Green Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Indiana
01/30/18 G Tyreke Evans Arm is probable Wednesday vs Indiana
01/29/18 F Dillon Brooks Knee left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana
01/15/18 F Chandler Parsons Abdominal is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
01/31/18 F Blake Griffin Acquired is "?" Thursday vs Memphis
01/30/18 C Willie Reed Acquired is "?" Thursday vs Memphis
Tyreke Evans comes into this game averaging 19.5 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Marc Gasol averages 17.9 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.9 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Ish Smith has scored 10.2 points per contest while playing 23.4 minutes per game this season for the Pistons. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Andre Drummond averages 14.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 15.3 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 99.8 points per contest this year, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.69 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 40.3 boards per contest and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 102.5 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 21.1 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 24th in the NBA with 102.8 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.33. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 22.6. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Pistons give up 103.1 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 42.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Memphis is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Detroit is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Pistons are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 20th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -3
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks