Vegas Over/Under: 38.5
The Record Projection: 41 of fromal The Bet: Hammer the more This is not about the Detroit Pistons’ upsidedown. All indications point to those playoff contenders having one of the greatest flooring –relative to their over/under lineup, at least–and therefore becoming one of the league’s safest over bets.
Everything went wrong during the 2016-17 campaign, along with the Pistons still managed to squeeze 37 wins from their own troops.
They get to work with another year of advancement in 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 ought to get a much healthier version of Reggie Jackson leading the charge.
The beleaguered point guard can not play worse than he did last year, and we’ve got little reason to believe that’s his true degree. As Duncan Smith wrote for Piston Powered:”The question now remains whether Jackson is going to be the participant of a year ago or 2 decades back, or whether he will be somewhere in between. His priority this summer was nothing but rehabilitation, eschewing on-court function to focus solely on strengthening the knee”
Even somewhere between the fringe All-Star of 2015-16 and the tragedy of 2016-17 would depart the Pistons in better position, and the deepening backcourt should 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 in the Eastern Conference, and it is weaker than ever.
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