Vegas Over/Under: 38.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 41 The Bet: Hammer the more This is not about the Detroit Pistons’ upsidedown. All indications point to these playoff contenders having one of the highest flooring –relative to their over/under line, at least–and therefore becoming one of the league’s safest over stakes.
Everything went wrong throughout the 2016-17 campaign, and also the Pistons managed to squeeze 37 wins from their own troops.
Now, they get to function with another year of improvement in Andre Drummond, Stanley Johnson and another young players, add perfect 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 not play worse than he did last year, and we have little reason to think that is his true degree. Since Duncan Smith composed 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 will be somewhere in between. His priority this summer has been nothing but rehab, eschewing on-court work to focus solely on strengthening the knee.”
Even someplace between the fringe All-Star of 2015-16 along with the tragedy of 2016-17 would leave the Pistons in better place, and the deepening backcourt must enable them to rest him more and keep the knee tendinitis from flaring up again. Plus, that is not the best news of all.
The Pistons still play at the Eastern Conference, and it’s poorer than ever.