The Pistons have struggled massively, going 6-18 thus far as they sit in 14th place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Grizzlies, on the other hand have been great so far. They are currently fourth in the Western Conference standings with a record of 13-9.
The Pistons have been woeful this campaign but have picked up decent form recently. They have gone 3-3 over the last six including stellar wins over the Jazz and the Mavs. They come into this game after said victory over the Dallas Mavericks 131-125. It was a sensational Luka Doncic performance that threatened to propel the Mavs to victory, but Bojan Bogdanovic's 30-piece took the Pistons home in OT. It was an outstanding outing by Detroit's big-man duo Isaiah Stewart and Marvin Bagley III who combined for 25 boards and 28 points.
In the prolonged absence of Cade Cunningham, Bojan Bogdanovic has stepped and delivered for Detroit. It was his 30-point outing that sealed the deal against Dallas. Over the last games, when Bogdanovic has scored less than 20, the Pistons have lost. This puts into perspective how dependent they are on his output. He is averaging 21-4-2 thus far on 65% true shooting.
The Memphis Grizzlies, led by Ja Morant are one of the best teams in the NBA. Their offense is firing on all cylinders this campaign, scoring 115 points a night. They are currently the best rebounding team in the entire NBA, racking up 49 boards every game. They are also one of the most disciplined sides in the league, net ranking in the top five for personal fouls.
The betting odds and predictions are given below.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Detroit Pistons Match Details
Fixture: Memphis Grizzlies @ Detroit Pistons
Date & Time: Sunday, December 4, 6:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Detroit Pistons Injury Report
Both sides have crucial players out with injuries. The Grizzlies are without Desmond Bane who is sidelined with a toe injury, while the Pistons are without Cade Cunningham who is out for the next two months with his lower leg injury.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Detroit Pistons Betting Odds & Spreads
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Detroit Pistons Starting 5s
Grizzlies: PG Ja Morant SG Dillon Brooks SF John Konchar PF Jaren Jackson C S. Adams (GTD)
Pistons: PG Killian Hayes SG Jaden Ivey SF B. Bogdanovic PF I. Stewart C Marvin Bagley
Grizzlies vs. Pistons Betting Prediction
The Grizzlies should win this game comfortably. They are going up against one of the worst defenses in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 3-2 over the last five ATS.
Although they don't have a particularly strong road record, the Pistons aren't strong enough to cause an upset and keep Ja Morant quiet.