Nov 30th, 2012 by PJ LaFerla
The Detroit Pistons visit Elvis Town this Friday evening, November 30 for a betting matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum, with tip off schedule for 8:05 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers like the home team in this matchup, as they have listed the Grizzlies as a hefty -11 point favorite in this contest, while posting the over/under total at 190 points.
The Pistons have won two games in a row, but currently sit at just five wins and eleven losses on the season. However, they are 8-8 against the spread in 16 games played overall and 4-5 ATS in nine games played on the road this season. As an underdog, they have produced a record of 7-5 so far this season.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are one of the hottest teams in the league, with an 11-2 straight up record. Against the spread they are almost as good with a 10-3 record, including 6-2 at home. As an ATS favorite this season they are a stellar 8-2 on the year.
The Pistons are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games played against teams in the Western Conference, but just 1-4 ATS in their last five following a straight up win.
They have stayed under the posted total in seven of their last ten games overall.
The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last six games played against teams in the Eastern Conference and 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 when facing a team in the Central Division.
They have stayed under the posted total in six of their last seven games played against teams in the Eastern Conference.
Simple put, I expect Memphis to roll right over the Pistons en route to a straight up win and point spread cover as they win this game by 20 points.
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