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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.
|6||Brown, Bruce||SG||6-4||202||08/15/1996||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|45||Doumbouya, Sekou||SF||6-8||230||12/23/2000||0||No College|
|9||Galloway, Langston||SG||6-1||200||12/09/1991||5||St. Joseph's (PA)|
|31||Henson, John||PF||6-9||219||12/28/1990||7||North Carolina|
|7||Maker, Thon||C||7-0||221||02/25/1997||3||No College|
|17||Snell, Tony||SF||6-6||213||11/10/1991||6||New Mexico|
|35||Wood, Christian||PF||6-10||214||09/27/1995||3||Nevada-Las Vegas|