Detroit Pistons vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 2/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+6.5)
The Detroit Pistons (8-20) head to FedExForum on Friday where they'll meet the Memphis Grizzlies (12-12). The line on this matchup has Memphis as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 221.
The Detroit Pistons faced the Chicago Bulls and took a loss by a score of 105-102 in their last contest. Detroit ended the game having earned a 45.1% FG percentage (37 out of 82) and made 8 out of their 28 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Pistons made 20 of their 24 tries for a rate of 83.3%. In terms of hauling in boards, they collected a total of 40 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 15 assists in the matchup while earning 9 steals and 2 blocks. In reference to the defense, Detroit allowed 48.2% from the floor on 41 out of 85 shooting. Chicago distributed 29 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Bulls grabbed 46 rebounds (8 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 7 rejections. Chicago went 62.5% when shooting free throws by making 15 of their 24 tries. They buried 8 of 28 shots from beyond the arc.
Jerami Grant is a guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up scoring 43 points on 15 out of 25 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37:48 mins and pulled down 2 boards. Grant finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. Someone else that was a contributor in the matchup for the Pistons was Delon Wright. He pulled down 4 rebounds and had 4 assists. He finished shooting 55.6% from the field in the game via 5-of-9 (12 points). In all, Wright was on the hardwood for 38:32 minutes.
Detroit steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 8-20 for the campaign. The Pistons are hitting 35.4% on 3-point shots (353 of 997) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. They average 108.7 pts per contest (25th in the league) while connecting on 43.8% from the field. They are giving up possession 14.7 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.6 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Detroit is pulling in 42.4 boards per game and has 670 dimes on the year, which is 21st in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Pistons have forced 15.6 turnovers every game and they draw 21.6 personal fouls. They are surrendering 38.3% on 3-pointers while they are 17th in the league in opponents PPG (112.7). The Pistons defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 48.3% (438 of 605) and they surrender 45.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 18th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 708 relinquished this year.
In their last game, the Memphis Grizzlies got the victory with a final of 122-113 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Grizzlies earned 37 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 44 in the game. They rejected 4 shots while earning 14 steals for this game. The Thunder committed 25 personal fouls for this game which took the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 33 attempts. They were able to bury 26 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 78.8%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Memphis made 12 of 26 tries (46.2%). When the game finished, the Grizzlies finished shooting 42 out of 83 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.6%. The Grizzlies allowed the Thunder to make 35 of their 78 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.9% in this matchup. They shot 46.3% from three-point range by shooting 19 out of 41 and walked away from this one shooting 24 out of 28 from the free throw line (85.7%). When talking about attacking the glass, Memphis allowed Oklahoma City to get 39 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Grayson Allen pitched in for the Grizzlies in the game. He made 7 out of 13 for this contest for a rate of 53.8%, which had him finishing with 22 points. Allen snagged 4 boards in his 31:57 mins of time on the hardwood and tallied 3 dimes for the game. One more player who came through for Memphis was Jonas Valančiūnas. He finished with 22 points in his 28:04 minutes played by way of 9 of 12 from the floor for this game. Valančiūnas finished going 75.0% from the field and also contributing 2 assists and 12 rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 12-12 so far this season. Memphis has totaled 2,683 points for the season (111.8 per contest) and they pull in 43.8 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies are committing 18.9 fouls per contest and they hit 78.8% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Grizzlies are shooting 46.8% from the field, which is ranked 12th in basketball. They are earning an assist 28.5 times per game (1st in the league) and they cough up possession 14.3 times per game. The Grizzlies on the defensive end are ranked 16th in the league in PPG given up with 112.5. The Memphis defense gives up 39.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (314 of 805) and their opponents are making 76.7% of their free throw shots. They have given up 25.8 assists and 43.6 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 25th and 11th in the NBA. They are forcing 16.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 48.0% from the floor (27th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+6.5)
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