Memphis Grizzlies vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 6, 2021

min read
BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 4.20 PM

The Detroit Pistons (19-47) will attempt to end a four-game losing streak when they host the Memphis Grizzlies (33-32) on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Little Caesars Arena as heavy, 10-point underdogs. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on BSDET. The over/under for the matchup is 221.5.

BetMGM NBA Betting Odds

Grizzlies vs Pistons Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Grizzlies -10 -115 -105 221.5 -110 -110

Click here to bet on Grizzlies vs Pistons and other NBA Basketball games with BetMGM online sports betting.

Point Total Insights

  • In Memphis' matchups this season, the Grizzlies and their opponents have exceeded Thursday's point total of 221.5 points 41 times (63.1% of opportunities).
  • In 40.9% of Detroit's games this season (27 of 66), the total points scored was higher than Thursday's 221.5-point over/under.
  • The point total for the game of 221.5 is 0.9 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Grizzlies (113.5 points per game) and the Pistons (107.1 points per game).
  • This matchup's over/under is 2.4 fewer points than the 223.9 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Grizzlies games is 226.3 points, 4.8 more than the over/under of 221.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 3.3 points more than the average over/under in Pistons' games this season (218.2 points).

Grizzlies Betting Data

  • Memphis has a 37-25 record against the spread this year.
  • The Grizzlies are 1-1 as at least 10-point favorites.
  • Memphis has covered the over/under the majority of the time, in 34 of 62 games (54.8%).

Grizzlies Key Players

  • Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring (19.4 points per game) and assisting (7.3 assists per game).
  • Memphis' rebounding leader is Jonas Valanciunas, who pulls down 12.3 per game.
  • Grayson Allen connects on 2.1 threes per game to lead the Grizzlies.
  • Kyle Anderson leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. Brandon Clarke collects 0.8 blocks an outing to pace Memphis.

Find sports betting moneyline, ATS and Over/Under Bets on BetMGM's online sportsbook.

Grizzlies Last 10 Games

Grizzlies Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Grizzlies Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/5/2021 Timberwolves 139-135 MEM Yes Away -9.5 258.5 -650 475 Regular Season No Over
5/3/2021 Knicks 118-104 NY No Home +3.5 234.5 165 -200 Regular Season No Under
5/1/2021 Magic 112-111 ORL Yes Away -17.5 216.5 -5000 1350 Regular Season No Over
4/30/2021 Magic 92-75 MEM Yes Home -6.5 190.5 -500 375 Regular Season Yes Under
4/28/2021 Trail Blazers 130-109 POR No Home +20.5 238.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season No Over
Grizzlies Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 3-7 6-4-0 233 114.3 118.7 -0.7 40.4%

Grizzlies Injuries

Grizzlies: Grayson Allen: Day To Day (Abdonminal), Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Injury Management)

Place a bet on the Memphis Grizzlies to win this game with BetMGM online sportsbook.

Pistons Betting Data

  • Detroit has a 36-27 record against the spread, covering in 57.1% of their contests.
  • Detroit and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this year -- 29 of 63 (46%).

Pistons Key Players

  • Jerami Grant is at the top of the Pistons scoring leaderboard with 22.5 points per game. He also collects 4.6 rebounds and averages 2.8 assists per game.
  • Mason Plumlee has a stat line of 9.3 rebounds, 10.3 points and 3.6 assists per game for Detroit to take the top rebound spot on the team. Killian Hayes has the top spot for assists with 5.0 per game, adding 5.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest.
  • Wayne Ellington is the top scorer from distance for the Pistons, hitting 2.5 threes per game.
  • Detroit's leader in steals is Hayes (1.2 per game), and its leader in blocks is Isaiah Stewart (1.2 per game).

Place a bet on the Detroit Pistons to win this game with BetMGM online sportsbook.

Pistons Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Pistons Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/4/2021 Hornets 102-99 CHA No Home +6.5 208.5 280 -350 Regular Season Yes Under
5/3/2021 Magic 119-112 ORL Yes Home -8.5 239.5 - - Regular Season No Under
5/1/2021 Hornets 107-94 CHA No Away +17.5 206.5 1250 -3000 Regular Season Yes Under
4/29/2021 Mavericks 115-105 DAL No Home +3.5 218.5 - - Regular Season No Over
4/26/2021 Hawks 100-86 DET Yes Home -3.5 204.5 -225 180 Regular Season Yes Under
Pistons Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
2-8 4-6 3-7-0 213.9 103.6 110.3 +0.8 34.6%

Pistons Injuries

Pistons: Wayne Ellington: Day To Day (Calf), Josh Jackson: Out (Tooth), Cory Joseph: Out (Ankle), Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow), Dennis Smith Jr.: Day To Day (Knee), Mason Plumlee: Out (Rest), Jerami Grant: Day To Day (Knee), Hamidou Diallo: Out (Personal)

About the Author

BetMGM

Read More

Our BetMGM editors and authors are sports experts with a wealth of knowledge of the sports industry at all levels. Their coverage includes sports news, previews and predictions, fun facts, and betting.

Our BetMGM editors and authors are sports experts with a wealth of knowledge of the sports industry at all levels. Their coverage includes sports news, previews and predictions, fun facts, and betting.