Pistons vs Grizzlies Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/3/2020
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -2
FedExForum is the venue where Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (24-25, 3rd in the Southwest Division) will play the Detroit Pistons (17-33, 4th in the Central Division) on Monday. The spread on this matchup has Memphis as 2 point favorites. The over/under opens at 226.
The Pistons are covering 34.7% of the time, having gone 17-32-1 ATS. Memphis is covering 54.2% of the time, going 26-22-1 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
02/01/20 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Suspension Served is probable Monday vs Detroit
02/01/20 PF Brandon Clarke Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Detroit
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 15.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 58%. Derrick Rose averages 18.9 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Ja Morant averages 17.5 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Jonas Valanciunas averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 109.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.5 per game. The Pistons allow 111.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 10th in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 27.6. The Grizzlies are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Grizzlies surrender 115.7 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.0 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Detroit is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Memphis is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 20th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -2
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