Wins have been hard to come by for the Detroit Pistons in recent years. Last season saw the Pistons record 23, and they had 20 in each of the previous two seasons.
But if the Pistons are going to cover the Over on their win total listed by Michigan online sportsbooks for the 2022-23 season, they will need to improve by more than three wins.
While the odds and total may vary from one sportsbook to the next, Detroit’s win total is among the lowest in the league.
Detroit Pistons Season Wins Total
|Sportsbook||Regular Season Wins Total|
|BetMGM||28.5 (Over -110/ Under -110)|
|DraftKings||28.5 (Over -115/ Under -105)|
|FanDuel||28.5 (Over -122/ Under +100)|
|Caesars||27.5 (Over -115/ Under -115)|
According to the odds, there is a 50% chance the Detroit Pistons will win less than 28.5 games and a 53.49% chance they will win fewer than 27.5. However, there is a 52.38-54.95% chance they win more than 28.5 games and a 53.49% chance they win more than 27.5
It’s not encouraging from a fan’s perspective. It’s better than they’ve done the last few seasons, but not by much. From a betting perspective, it comes down to just how much they may improve after a somewhat productive offseason.
They picked up one of the best shooting guards in the country last season in the draft with the fifth pick, former Purdue shooting guard Jaden Ivey, a potential Rookie of the Year candidate. While they traded away last season’s leading scorer, Jerami Grant, they added several promising pieces in Nerlens Noel, Kemba Walker, and Jalen Duren.
Cade Cunningham established himself as a rising star in his rookie season. With a better roster, albeit a young one, around him, Cunningham could be even better in his second season. However, whether the Pistons can win more than 28.5 games will depend on one person, head coach Dwane Casey.
Casey has not had much to work with in his first three years with the team. This roster is easily his most talented, but it is also a relatively young team. He will need to figure out how to get everyone on the same page and keep them there—which can be easier said than done.
The Pistons did sign him to a contract extension through 2024. So, the front office must be confident that he can deliver. Does that mean you should? Not necessarily. However, he has had some success with rebuilding franchises. It took him two seasons to get Toronto into the playoffs. He had them in the Eastern Conference Finals in his fifth.
His conservative system worked well for Toronto’s young players. Maybe it can do the same for Detroit’s. young players.
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To hit the Over, the Pistons will need to win at least five additional games. If Casey can get his talented roster on the same page sooner, the Pistons can do it. It may be asking a bit much to expect them to win more than 30 games, but they should have a good shot at winning at least 28.
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