Grizzlies vs Pistons predictions 1/24/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -2.5
Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (17-28, 3rd in the Central Division) host the Memphis Grizzlies (20-24, 4th in the Southwest Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Friday, January 24, 2020. The spread on this game has Memphis as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 228.
The Grizzlies are covering the spread 51.2% of the time, having gone 22-21-1 ATS. Detroit covers the spread 38.6% of the time, going 17-27-1 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
01/22/20 C Andre Drummond Mouth is questionable Friday vs Memphis
01/22/20 PG Bruce Brown Illness is questionable Friday vs Memphis
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Ja Morant comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Jaren Jackson averages 17.7 points per contest in 28.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Andre Drummond scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 15.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 60%. Derrick Rose averages 18.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 113.2 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 45.5 boards per contest and 27.9 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 116.1 points per contest, which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 18th in the NBA with 109.3 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.36. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.4. The Pistons are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Pistons give up 110.6 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 21st. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Memphis is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Detroit is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pistons are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 19th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +2.5
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