Vegas Over/Under: 38.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 41 The Bet: Hammer the over This is not about the Detroit Pistons’ upsidedown. All signs point to these playoff contenders having among the highest flooring –relative to their over/under line, at leastand consequently becoming one of the league’s safest over bets.
Everything went wrong during the 2016-17 campaign, and the Pistons still managed to squeeze 37 wins out of their own troops.
They get to work with another year of improvement from Andre Drummond, Stanley Johnson and another young players, add great fits in Luke Kennard and Avery Bradley, get deeper in the frontcourt with the addition of Anthony Tolliver and ought to get a healthier version of Reggie Jackson leading the charge.
The beleaguered point protector can’t play worse than he did last season, and we’ve got very little reason to think that’s his true degree. As Duncan Smith composed for Piston Powered:”The question now remains whether Jackson is going to be the player of a year ago or two years back, or whether he’ll be somewhere in between. His priority that summer has been nothing but rehab, eschewing on-court work to concentrate solely on strengthening the knee.”
Even someplace between the fringe All-Star of 2015-16 and the disaster of 2016-17 would depart the Pistons in far better place, along with the deepening backcourt must enable them to rest him more and keep the knee tendinitis from flaring up again. Additionally, that is not the best news of all.
The Pistons still play at the Eastern Conference, and it is poorer than ever.