Vegas Over/Under: 38.5
The Record Projection: 41 of fromal The Bet: Hammer the over This is not about the Detroit Pistons’ upside. All signs point to these playoff contenders having among the greatest flooring –relative to their over/under lineup, at least–and consequently becoming one of the league’s safest over bets.
Everything went wrong throughout the 2016-17 campaign, along with also the Pistons managed to squeeze out 37 wins out of their troops.
They get to work with another year of advancement from Andre Drummond, Stanley Johnson and the other young players, add perfect matches in Luke Kennard and Avery Bradley, get deeper in the frontcourt with the addition of Anthony Tolliver and should get a much 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 believe that’s his true level. Since Duncan Smith wrote for Piston Powered:”The question now remains whether Jackson is going to be the participant of a year ago or two decades ago, or if he’ll be somewhere in between. His priority that summer was nothing but rehab, eschewing on-court function to concentrate solely on strengthening the knee.”
Even somewhere between the fringe All-Star of 2015-16 along with the disaster of 2016-17 would leave the Pistons in better place, along with the deepening backcourt must enable them to break him keep the knee tendinitis from flaring up again. Additionally, that is not the best news of all.
The Pistons still play in the Eastern Conference, and it is poorer than ever.
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