Can Pistons bounce back vs. Memphis after blowout loss? Odds and bets

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) controls the ball against Detroit Pistons guard Killian Hayes (7) Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) controls the ball against Detroit Pistons guard Killian Hayes (7) Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Pistons were going for their 3rd win in a row last night against the Charlotte Hornets but ran into a buzzsaw of 3-point shooting and were blown out instead.

It was a lackluster effort for Detroit, who played their starters limited minutes, presumably to keep them rested for tonight’s game vs. Memphis.

Cade Cunningham took on LaMelo Ball last night and will get another top young point guard tonight in Ja Morant, who has been playing like an All-Star.

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Detroit could get Isaiah Stewart back tonight, though he is still listed as doubtful, and the Grizzlies could be missing both Dillon Brooks and Desmond Bane, who are questionable and doubtful, respectively.

The Grizzlies have won six-in-a-row and are currently the 4th seed in the Western Conference while the Pistons are 14th in the Eastern Conference, just percentage points ahead of the Orlando Magic for the worst record in the NBA.

Can Detroit get a surprise win tonight in Memphis? The odds are stacked against them.

Detroit Pistons vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Odds, spread, over/under

According to WynnBet, the Detroit Pistons are 12.5 point underdogs on the road against the Grizzlies and if the Pistons defend like they did last night, this number will seem low.

The money lines are set at +600 for the Pistons and -900 for the Grizzlies, so the books are giving Detroit little chance to win this one, especially on the tail end of a back-to-back after getting blown out.

The over/under is set at 219.5 points combined, which seems about right given how these two teams are playing.

I was admittedly way off with my bet yesterday, which was to take the points and the under, a bet that was looking good until the Hornets went off in the 4th quarter.

The Grizzlies are 4th in the NBA in points per game at 111 and the Pistons have scored 114 per over their last three games, so the over looks tempting even though both teams are on the second game of a back-to-back.

I can’t advise anyone to bet the Pistons at this point unless you really really like to gamble with your money.

Pistons vs. Grizzlies: Best daily fantasy bets

The best bets in this one likely come down to who plays for Memphis, as I love Saddiq Bey to bounce back if Dillon Brooks is out.

The safest fantasy bet for the Pistons continues to be Cade Cunningham, who quietly had another good all-around game last night and has been putting up big assist numbers with Jerami Grant out.

I can’t stand watching Trey Lyles play, but he has been putting up numbers lately, should get another start tonight and is a cheap option if you are looking for low-cost value.

How to watch Pistons vs. Grizzlies

The game will tip-off in Memphis at 8:00 PM ET and you can watch on Bally Sports Detroit or listen on 950 AM if you are old school and don’t want to have to watch what will likely be another blowout.

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