Tonight, the Pistons (-150) will host the Grizzlies (+124) in a non-conference matchup. Detroit is favored by 2.5 and has a record of 13-61, while Memphis is 24-50 and has lost three straight games.

This game will tip-off at 7:00 ET and can be seen on BSDE. The over/under line for the game is set at 214.5. The Pistons are in last place in the Eastern Conference, while the Grizzlies are 13th in the West.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS DETROIT PISTONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Pistons -2.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Monday, April 1st.

WHY BET THE DETROIT PISTONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 102-99 in favor of the Pistons.
  • Our projections have Cade Cunningham finishing with Cade Cunningham points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pistons finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.3% and knocking down 7 threes.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?

As the underdog, the Grizzlies have lost three straight games against the spread. This season, they are 18-40 as the underdog and 30-28 ATS. On the road, Memphis is 21-17 ATS compared to 14-22 ATS at home.

Memphis’ O/U record for the season is 35-38-1, and 58 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 214.5. On average, their games have scored 219.1 points.

In their last game, the Grizzlies lost to the Magic by a score of 118-88. The O/U line for that game was 207 points, and Memphis was a 12.5-point underdog going into the game.

Overall, the Grizzlies are 24-50 this season, which puts them 13th in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 14-34 and 8-7 against their division.

For the season, Memphis is 35-39 ATS, including a 16-22 ATS record on the road. In the Western Conference, they are 5th in road wins with a record of 16-22.

Heading into their game against the Pistons, the Grizzlies are one of the least efficient offenses in the NBA, ranking 30th in points per game at 105.9. They have actually been slightly better on the road this season, averaging 107.8 points compared to 103.9 at home.

One of the reasons for Memphis’ struggles on offense has been their poor shooting, as they are 30th in field goal percentage at 43%. In terms of pace, the Grizzlies are 16th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Memphis is one of the most prolific teams in the NBA, averaging 13.4 made threes per game (10th). However, they are just 29th in three-point percentage at 34%.

The Grizzlies’ defense is presently ranked 13th in the league, allowing an average of 113.2 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 54.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.1% of their three-point attempts.

Pressure Builds for Detroit as Home Favorites

In their most recent game, the Pistons defeated the Wizards by a score of 96-87. Detroit covered the spread as 3.5-point underdogs, and the combined scoring total was well below the O/U line of 229.5.

Detroit’s ATS record for the season is 37-36, and they have covered the spread in two straight games. At home, the Pistons are 18-19 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -7.8 points per game.

As the favorite, the Pistons have a record of 3-4 this season, and they are favored by 2.5 points today. In their last two games as the favorite, they have covered the spread.

This season, Detroit has an O/U record of 36-37-1, and the under has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 230.2 points.

Detroit is currently 15th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 13-61. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 10-37 and 2-13 against Central Division opponents.

Heading into their matchup against the Grizzlies, the Pistons are 25th in the league in scoring at 110.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging 110.5 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are last in the league in both three-point makes and three-point shooting percentage. On average, they are making just 11 threes per game.

Overall, the Pistons are 21st in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of pace, they are 7th in the league at 99.8 possessions per game.

Coming into the game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 119.5 points per game (26th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pistons squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.1% from downtown.