Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons Expert NBA Picks 4/9/2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 32-48. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.8 as they average 103.3 points per contest while giving up 106.1 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 39-41. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 107.0 points per contest and give up 107.7, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 37-42-1 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 35-44-0 against the over/under this year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 41-38-1 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 38-41-0 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
04/08/19 PG Mike Conley Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Detroit
04/08/19 C Joakim Noah Knee is doubtful Tuesday vs Detroit
04/01/19 C Jonas Valanciunas Ankle is out for season
03/21/19 G Avery Bradley Shin is out indefinitely
03/19/19 SF CJ Miles Foot is out indefinitely
02/23/19 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Quad is out for season
02/23/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is out for season
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Delon Wright comes into this game averaging 8.6 points per contest while playing 22.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Justin Holiday averages 10.3 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Reggie Jackson scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 15.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 103.3 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 41.7 boards per contest and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 13.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 106.1 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 25th in the NBA with 107.0 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.66. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.9 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 22.6. The Pistons are 18th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Pistons give up 107.7 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 9th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 28th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Memphis is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Detroit is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pistons are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 12th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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