Detroit
Pistons
Stadium Little Caesars Arena
41-41 Overall | EASTERN 8th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division107.0107.3
Schedule
Postseason
Sun  4/14
@
Milwaukee
L86-121
Wed  4/17
@
Milwaukee
L99-120
Sat  4/20
vs
Milwaukee
L103-119
Mon  4/22
vs
Milwaukee
L104-127
Regular season
Mon  4/1
@
Indiana
L102-111
Wed  4/3
vs
Indiana
L89-108
Fri  4/5
@
Oklahoma City
L110-123
Sun  4/7
vs
Charlotte
L91-104
Tue  4/9
vs
Memphis
W100-93
Wed  4/10
@
New York
W115-89
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

PLAYOFF FORECAST

Detroit was projected for 41 wins before signing Derrick Rose. With him, they are now projected to win... 41. They have a 14% chance of getting past the first round of the playoffs. They have a 4.3% chance of getting past round 2. If they do manage to beat the odds and advance past round 2, their chances of winning the East is 1%. While not mathematically eliminated they are winning the championship in under 0.1% of simulations.

REGULAR SEASON RECAP

Their 41 regular season wins exceeded expectations. It was +0.4 above what oddsmakers' money line projected. The season went as expected. They exceeded expectations at home. They went 15-26 on the road and were expected to win 16.5. They won 26 at home and were expected to win 24.2.

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STATISTICAL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): They are a bad shooting team with a true FG% of 54% (#29 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 +0.8 per game (#11 in league). However, the team has recently been outrebounded by 1.9.

TURNOVERS (ABOVE AVERAGE): They have an Average turnover margin of 0.8 per game (#11 in league).

TEAM STATS AND AGAINST THE SPREAD GAMELOG

Below is a recap of all 82 regular games. Anyone who backed the Pistons in all of their games would have earned a +77 unit profit at a 100 per game risk. Against the spread, they have delivered a +130 profit risking 110 to win 100 (42-37 ATS). They are profitable against the spread at home and on the road.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
--- Bone, Jordan G6-217911/05/19970Tennessee
6 Brown, Bruce SG6-520208/15/19961Miami (Fla.)
0 Drummond, Andre C6-1127908/10/19937Connecticut
12 Frazier, Tim PG6-117011/01/19905Penn State
9 Galloway, Langston SG6-220012/09/19915St. Joseph's (PA)
23 Griffin, Blake PF6-1025003/16/198910Oklahoma
1 Jackson, Reggie PG6-320804/16/19908Boston College
5 Kennard, Luke SG6-520606/24/19962Duke
7 Maker, Thon PF7-122102/25/19973No College
--- Morris, Markieff PF6-1024509/02/19898Kansas
19 Mykhailiuk, Svi SG6-820506/10/19971Kansas
25 Rose, Derrick PG6-320010/04/198811Memphis
17 Snell, Tony SG6-721311/10/19916New Mexico
13 Thomas, Khyri SG6-321005/08/19961Creighton