Vegas Over/Under: 38.5
The Record Projection: 41 of fromal The Bet: Hammer the more This isn’t about the Detroit Pistons’ upside. All signs point to those playoff contenders having one of the greatest flooring –relative to their over/under line, at leastand consequently becoming one of the league’s safest over stakes.
Everything went wrong throughout the 2016-17 campaign, along with the Pistons still 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 another young players, add great fits in Luke Kennard and Avery Bradley, get deeper in the frontcourt with the inclusion of Anthony Tolliver and should have a much healthier version of Reggie Jackson leading the charge.
The beleaguered point guard can’t play worse than he did last season, and we’ve got little reason to believe that is his true level. As Duncan Smith wrote for Piston Powered:”The question now remains whether Jackson will be the participant of a year ago or 2 years ago, or if he’ll be somewhere in between. His priority this summer has been nothing but rehabilitation, eschewing on-court work to concentrate entirely 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 far better place, and the deepening backcourt must allow them to break him more and keep the knee tendinitis from flaring up again. Additionally, that’s not the best news of all.
The Pistons still play in the Eastern Conference, and it is weaker than ever.
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