Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons 1/24/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons 1/24/2020 – The Detroit Pistons will play the second of a scheduled four-game homestand on Friday, hosting the Memphis Grizzlies at Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons hold a mediocre 17-28 win-loss card but have won three of their last four games heading into the game. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, suffered back-to-back losses after racking up seven straight victories. The Pistons will likely come in as slight home favorites after opening in various NBA betting lines at -1.5 across the spread.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons 1/24/2020
Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons 1/24/2020 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Grizzlies’ hot run got doused by two consecutive losses at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans and the Boston Celtics. In Wednesday’s 119-95 blowout loss to Boston, Jonas Valanciunas recorded 16 points and 10 boards and Jaren Jackson Jr. added 13. However, the Celtics did a phenomenal job guarding rookie point guard Ja Morant, who finished with two points on 1-for-5 shooting.
Players to Watch: Jaren Jackson Jr. (17.7 PPG, 4.8 RPG and 1.4 APG)
Ja Morant (17.5 PPG, 3.4 RPG and 7.0 APG)
Dillon Brooks (15.5 PPG, 3.4 RPG and 2.0 APG)
Detroit Pistons Betting
The Pistons have won three of their last four games, and Derrick Rose has played a big role in their latest resurgence. The former NBA MVP recorded 22 points and 11 assists in the Pistons’ 127-106 win over the Kings. Clinton Wood had a game-high 23 points, while the returning Reggie Jackson contributed 22 points off the bench.
Players to Watch: Derrick Rose (18.5 PPG, 2.5 RPG and 5.9 APG)
Andre Drummond (17.3 PPG, 15.7 RPG and 2.7 APG)
Markieff Morris (11.2 PPG and 3.9 RPG)
Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons 1/24/2020 Betting Numbers
Memphis are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
Detroit are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games.
Andre Iguodala SF None is out indefinitely
Blake Griffin PF Knee is out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks
The Grizzlies are 7-3 in their last 10 games; the Pistons are 5-5. Memphis had turned some heads after coming up with an impressive winning streak in which they defeated some quality teams, including the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets. However, Major sports betting sites could have viewed their two consecutive setbacks as a sign that they have already reached their limit, thus putting them as the underdogs to a not-so-good Pistons team.
Moneyline: Back the Grizzlies at +120. I still believe Ja Morant and company will continue to be competitive for the remainder of the season. The Grizz should win this one since the Pistons are playing sans their key players.
ATS: Bet on the Grizzlies to cover the 1.5-point spread. The Grizzlies are 6-4 against the spread in the last 10 games.
TOTALs: Pick the OVER at 227.5 points. Both teams are scoring really well as of late. The over is also 7-3 in Detroit’s last 10 games.
Score Prediction: 120 – 115 Grizzlies