Morant and the Grizzlies take on the Pistons

December 9, 2022 GMT

Detroit Pistons (7-20, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (16-9, third in the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Friday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Grizzlies -10.5; over/under is 228

BOTTOM LINE: Ja Morant leads Memphis into a matchup with Detroit. He ranks eighth in the NBA averaging 28.3 points per game.

The Grizzlies are 10-2 in home games. Memphis is third in the league with 17.6 fast break points per game led by Desmond Bane averaging 4.6.

The Pistons have gone 3-12 away from home. Detroit averages 13.7 turnovers per game and is 4-6 when winning the turnover battle.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Grizzlies won the last matchup 122-112 on Dec. 4. Morant scored 33 points to help lead the Grizzlies to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Morant is averaging 28.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 7.6 assists for the Grizzlies. Dillon Brooks is averaging 18.8 points over the past 10 games for Memphis.

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Killian Hayes is averaging 8.3 points and five assists for the Pistons. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 18.6 points over the past 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 7-3, averaging 116.8 points, 49.9 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points per game.

Pistons: 4-6, averaging 112.7 points, 40.1 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 7.1 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.8 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Desmond Bane: out (toe), Danny Green: out (knee), Jake LaRavia: day to day (foot), Steven Adams: day to day (right shoulder).

Pistons: Cade Cunningham: out (shin), Isaiah Livers: day to day (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.