Detroit Pistons at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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The Detroit Pistons travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 4 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 16-19. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -2.4 as they average 107.4 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 18-18. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 101.8 points per contest and give up 102.3, which is a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 16-18-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 16-18-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-19-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-21-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
01/02/19 SF Stanley Johnson Thigh is questionable Wednesday vs Memphis
01/01/19 C Zaza Pachulia Leg is questionable Wednesday vs Memphis
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 15.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%. Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 24.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Mike Conley averages 20.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Detroit averages 107.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 102.3 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game. Memphis is 29th in the league with 101.8 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Grizzlies are 25th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Pistons are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Detroit is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Memphis is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 6th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -4
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