Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 5/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (-4.5)
The Memphis Grizzlies (32-32) travel to Little Caesars Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Detroit Pistons (19-47). The odds on this game have Memphis as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 229.
The Memphis Grizzlies faced the New York Knicks and went home with a loss by a final score of 118-104 in their last game. Memphis wrapped up the contest with a 39.5% FG percentage (34 out of 86) and knocked down 16 of 41 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 20 of 24 tries for a rate of 83.3%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 46 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 26 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning defending, Memphis allowed the other team to go 50.6% from the floor on 45 out of 89 shooting. New York earned 19 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. In addition, New York snagged 45 rebounds (8 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 4 rejections. New York finished the contest at 77.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 18 attempts. They also knocked down 14 out of their 27 tries from 3-point range.
Dillon Brooks is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. He totaled 25 points on 8 out of 19 shooting. He played 35:23 minutes and also collected 1 rebound. Brooks walked away from this one shooting 42.1% from the field and earned 1 assist. Someone else that was a major factor in this contest for the Grizzlies was Kyle Anderson. He grabbed 6 rebounds in his 31:56 minutes played on the night. He ended up shooting 38.5% from the field in the matchup via 5-of-13 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Anderson accounted for 7 assists.
Memphis enters this matchup with a record of 32-32 for the campaign. The Grizzlies are shooting 35.7% on three-point shots (712 of 1,995) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. They average 113.1 points per outing (13th in the NBA) while going 46.5% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per game and as a team they commit 18.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Memphis is grabbing 46.5 boards per game and has earned 1,716 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 10th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Grizzlies are able to force 15.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. The Grizzlies defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.4% (964 of 1,168) and they surrender 44.9 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 17th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,621 surrendered for the season. They are conceding 36.6% on 3-point shots while they are 19th in the league in PPG allowed (112.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Detroit Pistons took a defeat with a final score of 102-99 when they faced the Charlotte Hornets. The Pistons corralled 36 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 46 in this contest. They also coughed it up 13 times, while earning 3 steals in the matchup. The Hornets earned 23 personal fouls in the game which took the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 60.0%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Detroit made 9 out of 32 tries (28.1%). Overall, the Pistons finished the game shooting 39 for 85 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.9%. The Pistons permitted the Hornets to bury 38 of 93 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.9% in this game. They wrapped up this game 25.8% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 31 and ended up shooting 18 of 24 from the free throw line (75.0%). When it comes to team rebounding, Detroit permitted Charlotte to pull down 51 in all (16 offensive).
Hamidou Diallo was important for the Pistons for the game. He converted 14 of 22 for this game for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and totaled 7 rebounds. Diallo scored 35 points in his 40:09 minutes on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Detroit was Sekou Doumbouya. He walked away with 2 assists in 33:41 mins on the court, and he put in 9 out of 15 from the floor. Doumbouya ended the game having shot 60.0% from the floor in addition to notching 20 points and 8 rebounds.
Detroit has a record of 19-47 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Pistons are connecting on 45.0% from the field, which is 24th in the league. Detroit has totaled 7,067 pts on the campaign (107.1 per contest) and they grab 43.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.3 times per contest (19th in the league) and they turn it over 14.8 times per game. The Pistons commit 20.7 fouls per game and they connect on 76.2% from the free throw line. The Pistons on the defensive side of the court are 11th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.1. They have allowed 24.5 dimes and 44.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 14th and 17th in basketball. The Detroit defense allows 36.6% on shots from 3-point land (750 of 2,047) and their opponents are knocking down 76.1% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 14.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (25th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+4.5) and over 229 points
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