Vegas Over/Under: 38.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 41 The Bet: Hammer the more This isn’t about the Detroit Pistons’ upsidedown. All indications point to these playoff contenders having among the highest floors–relative to their over/under line, at least–and therefore becoming one of the league’s safest over bets.
Everything went wrong throughout the 2016-17 effort, along with also the Pistons managed to squeeze out 37 wins out of their troops.
Now, they get to function with another year of advancement from Andre Drummond, Stanley Johnson and the other young players, add great matches in Luke Kennard and Avery Bradley, get deeper in the frontcourt with the inclusion 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 season, and we’ve got little reason to believe that is his true level. Since Duncan Smith composed for Piston Powered:”The question now remains whether Jackson is going to be the player of a year ago or two decades ago, or if he will be somewhere in between. His priority that summer has been nothing but rehab, eschewing on-court work to concentrate entirely on strengthening the knee.”
Even somewhere 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 should 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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