Pistons vs. Grizzlies Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 4 (Memphis Dominates Detroit's Bad Defense)

Adam Taylor McKillop
Find Pistons vs. Grizzlies predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more for the December 4 NBA matchup.
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Pistons vs. Grizzlies Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Little Caesars Arena -- Detroit, Michigan
  • Coverage: BSDET and BSSE

The NBA season continues on Sunday with eight games, including a clash between the Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis is winners in three of their last four, including a 117-109 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. Meanwhile, the Pistons are 2-3 in their last five but own just 6 wins on the year.

Pistons vs. Grizzlies Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MEM: (-245) | DET: (+200)
  • Spread: MEM: -6.5 (-106) | DET: +6.5 (-114)
  • Total: 230.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Grizzlies enter this matchup as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 230.5 points, which is about average compared to the rest of Sunday's projected totals.

Pistons vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends

  • The Grizzlies covered 51 times in 82 matchups with a spread last season.
  • The Pistons went 31-22 as underdogs of 6.5 points or more last year.
  • A total of 42 Grizzlies games last season hit the over.
  • In 82 Pistons games last season, 39 of them went over the total.

Pistons vs. Grizzlies Prediction & Pick

The Grizzlies continue to be without guard Desmond Bane, who has been out since early November with a toe issue. The team has gone just 4-5 in his absence but will face a lifeless Detroit Pistons squad dealing with the lengthy injury to point guard Cade Cunningham.

Other playmakers have stepped up since Bane went down. Dillon Brooks and Jaren Jackson are both averaging at least 19.0 points per game since Nov. 11, and Ja Morant continues to dominate opposing defenses at 27.3 points per game in that span.

The Grizzlies have too much talent and will take care of business.

Final Score Prediction: Pistons: 105 | Grizzlies: 117

Pistons vs. Grizzlies Best Bet

Memphis' offense hums when they win. They've scored at least 115 points in 10 of their 13 wins this year, and I expect another prime performance on Sunday. Detroit ranks 29th of 30 NBA teams in defensive rating while allowing teams to score nearly 49% of their tries.

This game will get out of hand quickly and it's time to smash that 6.5-point spread before it grows closer to tip-off.

Bet: Memphis Grizzlies -6.5 (-106)

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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