Detroit
Pistons
Stadium Little Caesars Arena
20-46 Overall | EASTERN 13th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division107.2110.8
Schedule
Regular season
Sun  3/1
@
Sacramento
L100-106
Wed  3/4
vs
Oklahoma City
L107-114
Sat  3/7
vs
Utah
L105-111
Sun  3/8
@
New York
L84-96
Wed  3/11
@
Philadelphia
L106-124
Sat  3/14
@
Toronto
POSTPONED
Tue  3/17
vs
Orlando
POSTPONED
Fri  3/20
vs
Golden State
POSTPONED
Sun  3/22
vs
Los Angeles
POSTPONED
Mon  3/23
@
Milwaukee
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 300/1, 0.3% (#21). Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 0.2% chance is #17 in the league. They are a good bet to win the East at 120/1, 0.8%. Their sim chance is 1.1%. The Pistons are averaging 39.7 wins per sim which makes them a solid bet to win over 37.5 games. At +130 the Pistons are a good value to make the playoffs with a 56.3% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #9 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 50% of their games last season so their 41-41 met expectations. They were solid against the spread going 42-37-3 for (+130 profit). More of their games came in under (43) than went over (38). In their next game vs the Pacers they are only winning 23% of the simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): They are a bad shooting team with a true FG% of 54.1% (#28 in League). The team shooting has declined to 49.2% in their last 7 games. They average 107 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 107.6. On the road they average 105.4 (105.9 expected), and at home 108.7 ppg (109.2 expected).

DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): This is a below average defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 56.5 true FG% (#20 in League). Even though they allow a high shooting %, they actually allow fewer points (107.3) than expected (107.7). They are allowing 108.5 (109.1 expected) on the road, and at home 106.1 ppg (106.4 expected).

REBOUNDING (ABOVE AVERAGE): They are slightly outrebounding opponents by +0.6 per game (#12 in league).

TURNOVERS (ABOVE AVERAGE): They have an Average turnover margin of 0.7 per game (#11 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Blake Griffin who is projected to be the #7 Forward. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
18 Bone, Jordan PG6-318011/05/19970Tennessee
6 Brown, Bruce SG6-420208/15/19961Miami (Fla.)
45 Doumbouya, Sekou SF6-823012/23/20000No College
9 Galloway, Langston SG6-120012/09/19915St. Joseph's (PA)
23 Griffin, Blake PF6-925003/16/19899Oklahoma
31 Henson, John PF6-921912/28/19907North Carolina
5 Kennard, Luke SG6-520606/24/19962Duke
20 Knight, Brandon PG6-218212/02/19917Kentucky
7 Maker, Thon C7-022102/25/19973No College
--- McRae, Jordan SG6-517903/28/19913Tennessee
19 Mykhailiuk, Svi SG6-720506/10/19971Kansas
25 Rose, Derrick PG6-220010/04/198810Memphis
17 Snell, Tony SF6-621311/10/19916New Mexico
13 Thomas, Khyri SG6-321005/08/19961Creighton
12 Walton, Derrick PG6-018504/03/19951Michigan
35 Wood, Christian PF6-1021409/27/19953Nevada-Las Vegas