The 2018/2019 season may provide many great chances to bet on Detroit Pistons. The team enters the year in the thick on the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference with a record of 18-24. While the team doesn’t seem to be in the running for a championship this year a significant improvement has been observed with superstars Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond beginning to find their stride on the court. Expect some additions before the trade deadline this year to really push the Pistons for a playoff spot and extend the teams transition phase into the next few years.
To bet on Detroit Pistons in many underdog matchups has a significant advantage with the team beating top tier teams such as Golden State, Boston, and Houston in the recent past. To learn more about Detroit Pistons betting and what to expect from the team this season read below.
Results Of Previous Season
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The Pistons finished under 0.500 last year with a 39/43 record which failed to get them into the playoffs. The season was seen as a transitory one, however, with the blockbuster trade of Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanović, a 2018 1st-round pick and a 2019 2nd-round pick for Blake Griffin, Brice Johnson and Willie Reed from the LA Clippers. Griffin is signed to a 5-year contract and is expected to be the backbone of the Pistons franchise in years to come. Another key change to the Pistons from last season is the change in head coach from Stan Van Gundy to Dwane Casey who had helped the Toronto Raptors rebuild from 2011-2018.
Big Changes to the Detroit Pistons
During the offseason the Pistons added Center Zaza Pachulia from the Golden State Warriors and Forward Glenn Robinson from the Indiana Pacers which have seems to a payoff so far in the 2019 season. While neither player has made a huge impact on the depth in the team in both positions has increased allowing Griffin and Drummond to be played more sparingly. Jose Calderon has also been added to the backcourt of the Pistons giving Reggie Jackson and Langston Galloway some much-needed assistance.
Expect the Pistons to be fighting for a lower seeded playoff spot come March this season with some possible additions before the trade deadline. More games under Head Coach Dwane Casey will also likely gel the team further and provide a better defensive composition as the season goes on. This will help you decide how to place the right choices when you are doing Detroit Pistons betting. Griffin will no doubt continue to lead the team in scoring and Drummond in rebounding without much exception. Piston betting should be quite exciting with the team potential to beat much higher rated teams on their day.