Vegas Over/Under: 38.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 41 The Bet: Hammer the over This is not about the Detroit Pistons’ upside. All signs point to these playoff contenders having one of the highest flooring –relative to their over/under lineup, at leastand therefore becoming one of the league’s safest over bets.
Everything went wrong throughout the 2016-17 effort, and also the Pistons managed to squeeze 37 wins out of their own troops.
Now, they get to work with another year of improvement 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 addition of Anthony Tolliver and ought to get a healthier version of Reggie Jackson leading the charge.
The beleaguered point protector can’t play worse than he did last season, and we have very little reason to believe that’s his true degree. As Duncan Smith composed for Piston Powered:”The question now remains whether Jackson will be the participant of a year ago or 2 years back, or if he will be somewhere in between. His priority this summer was nothing but rehabilitation, eschewing on-court work to concentrate entirely 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 far better place, along with the deepening backcourt should enable them to break him keep the knee tendinitis from flaring up again. Plus, that is not the best news of all.
The Pistons still play in the Eastern Conference, and it’s poorer than ever.
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