Detroit Pistons 2022 Win Total Odds and Futures Betting Insights

Don’t anticipate a playoff berth for the Detroit Pistons, whose over/under for 2022-23 checks in at only 29.5 wins. Pistons Win Total Futures Odds NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook . Odds updated Thursday at 4:30 PM ET. For a full list of …

Don’t anticipate a playoff berth for the Detroit Pistons, whose over/under for 2022-23 checks in at only 29.5 wins.

Pistons Win Total Futures Odds

NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 4:30 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Win Total Over/Under: 29.5
  • Over 29.5 Wins Payout: -125
  • Under 29.5 Wins Payout: +105

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Pistons Betting Stats from 2021-22

  • The Pistons won 44 games against the spread last season, failing to cover or pushing 38 times.
  • Detroit won three of the six games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (50%).
  • Last season, Motor City won 20 out of the 76 games, or 26.3%, in which it was the underdog.
  • The Pistons had a 13-28 record at home and were 10-31 away last season.
  • The Pistons were victorious in just one game last season when favored by three points or fewer (1-1), and they grabbed two wins when favored by 3.5 points or more (2-2).
  • When installed as an underdog of more than three points last season, Motor City was 17-52. Meanwhile, it held a 3-4 record when an underdog of three or fewer points.

Pistons Futures Betting Trends

  • According to their opponents’ combined win total last year (3417), the Pistons have the fourth-hardest schedule in the NBA.
  • Detroit is playing the 14th-ranked divisional schedule this season (based on its Central Division opponents’ combined win total last year).
  • The Pistons’ schedule includes 53 games against teams that finished above .500 in 2021-22 (22 games against teams with 50 or more victories and 12 games against squads that totaled fewer than 26 wins).
  • Detroit won more games last year than its opponent in just six contests this season.

Detroit 2022 Key Players

  • Saddiq Bey: 16.1 PTS, 39.6 FG%, 34.6 3PT% (211-for-610)
  • Cade Cunningham: 17.4 PTS, 5.6 AST, 1.2 STL, 41.6 FG%, 31.4 3PT% (114-for-363)
  • Isaiah Stewart: 8.3 PTS, 8.7 REB, 1.1 BLK, 51.0 FG%, 32.6 3PT% (15-for-46)
  • Killian Hayes: 6.9 PTS, 1.2 STL, 38.3 FG%, 26.3 3PT% (44-for-167)

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Jalen Duren, Tari Eason named biggest draft steals in annual GM survey

Duren and Eason were voted as the biggest draft steals in the annual survey of NBA general managers.

Detroit Pistons forward Jalen Duren and Houston Rockets forward Tari Eason were voted as the biggest draft steals in the annual survey of NBA general managers released on Tuesday.

The executives voted on a total of 50 questions, including three regarding the incoming rookie class. They voted on several other categories, from the NBA MVP to the Sixth Man of the Year, and could not vote for their own players or team personnel.

The Pistons selected Duren with the 13th pick in the draft from Memphis. He was considered by some to be a high lottery pick before falling to the Pistons. He was tied for the most votes with Eason, who was taken four picks after him.

Which rookie was the biggest steal where he was selected in the draft?

  1. Jalen Duren (13), Detroit – 14%
  2. Tari Eason (17), Houston – 14%
  3. A.J. Griffin (16), Atlanta – 10%
  4. Shaedon Sharpe (7), Portland – 10%
  5. Jaden Ivey (5), Detroit – 7%
  6. Keegan Murray (4), Sacramento – 7%
  7. Jalen Williams (12), Oklahoma City – 7%

Duren had a strong run in the Las Vegas Summer League before the Pistons shut him down after three games. He finished averaging 11.3 points, 3.3 rebounds two assists and one blocked shot on 65% shooting from the field. He had his best game on July 9 with 13 points and six rebounds.

Eason was named to the all-summer league first team after averaging 17.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.6 assists and one blocked shot in five games. He led all players in rebounding and double-doubles (4) from Las Vegas.

The two players, along with the rest of the top vote-getters, appear to be poised to have strong first seasons in the NBA with their respective teams. It will be fun to look back at the voting results after the season and see which individuals outperformed their draft positions.

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Pistons’ Jaden Ivey eager to get to work with Cade Cunningham

Ivey figures to play a large role this season with the Pistons and is eager to get to work with Cunningham.

Jaden Ivey figures to play a large role this season with the Detroit Pistons and is eager to get to work with backcourt mate Cade Cunningham on the floor.

The Pistons took Ivey to bolster their backcourt, and the fifth pick could even start early. While Cunningham flourished as a floor general and rebounder last year, Ivey gives the team a different look as an electric guard that can be dynamic on offense.

The combination of Ivey and Cunningham figures to be a handful for opposing teams. They will present plenty of problems on both ends of the floor and Ivey can’t wait to see what they can do, according to Omari Sankofa of the Detroit Free Press.

The addition of Ivey gives the Pistons another young player to build around. In addition to Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart and others took a step in their development last year with strong performances.

The Pistons went out and acquired Bojan Bogdanovic from the Utah Jazz last week, a move that figures to add shooting at the wing position. The acquisition, plus additional internal improvement, should help the Pistons compete for a play-in spot or more.

The future projects to be bright in Detroit; Ivey and Cunningham are a huge part of that plan. Fans only have to wait a little bit longer to see them on the court together, which should be quite entertaining to watch.

Detroit tips off its preseason schedule on Oct. 4.

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The Pistons, by trading for Bojan Bogdanovic, prove they’re no longer tanking — and it’s the right call

Don’t expect to see the Pistons tank for Victor Wembanyama.

There comes a time in every rebuilding organization’s timeline when they decide they are no longer selling assets but instead buying.

That is exactly what the Detroit Pistons did by trading for Bojan Bogdanovic, a valuable 6-foot-7 forward who has averaged at least 17.0 points per game in four consecutive seasons, from the Jazz.

This move represented a passing of the torch, in some ways. Utah is very obviously tanking after trading away Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert (as well as Patrick Beverley, Royce O’Neale, and now Bogdanovic). Meanwhile, it also means that Detroit (despite trading Jerami Grant) is graduating into a new chapter of its organizational reconstruction.

Detroit, however, was undoubtedly a surprising destination for Bogdanovic.

Before becoming the Pistons general manager, Troy Weaver was a longtime executive for the Thunder. During his time with the organization, he was the right-hand man for Oklahoma City’s Sam Presti. The Thunder are a team that knows a thing or two about the art of tanking.

Since taking over the front office, Weaver has implemented similar strategies in Detroit. Early in Weaver’s tenure, the Pistons bought out Blake Griffin and traded Christian Wood, Luke Kennard, and Derrick Rose.

Dan Wetzel described it as one of the all-time great tank jobs in NBA history (via Yahoo):

“Weaver took over as general manager last offseason, inheriting a going-nowhere, veteran-laden roster. Rather than continue to tread water or wait to bottom out in the standings, he proceeded to trade away nearly everyone.”

Every single player who was on Detroit’s roster in 2019-20 was gone by September 2021.

The losing seasons netted them rising star Cade Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. They selected Jaden Ivey, another potential star, this year.

Cunningham and Ivey are joined by several other recent first-rounders including Saddiq Bey, Jalen Duren, Isaiah Stewart, Marvin Bagley III, Killian Hayes, and (most recently) Kevin Knox.

Now, however, Detroit has indicated that they are no longer prioritizing getting the highest draft pick possible by finishing at the bottom of the standings.

Instead, as noted by The Athletic’s James Edwards, they want to “make progress in the win column” this season.

Bogdanovic was an instrumental player on a team that had the best record in the NBA during the 2020-21 season. He has already played in eight playoff series during his NBA career thus far.

Nerlens Noel, the defensive-oriented big man who they also acquired from the Knicks this off-season, has made the playoffs multiple times since turning pro as well.

Even though Detroit isn’t going to contend to make the Eastern Conference Finals this year, they’re likely no longer going to be in the race for the No. 1 overall pick.

Instead, it’s more likely they feel they have their young core in place and want them to experience winning. Like the Grizzlies in 2021 and the Cavs and Timberwolves last season, this is a young team that could exceed their expectations and perhaps they can even make the playoffs.

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Bojan Bogdanovic traded to Detroit: What it means for Pistons, Jazz

The Utah Jazz are trading Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania and James Edwards III. Here is a breakdown of the trade and how it impacts both teams going forward.

The Utah Jazz are trading Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania and James Edwards III. Here is a breakdown of the trade and how it impacts both teams going forward.

Bojan Bogdanovic trade grades: Who won the deal between the Pistons and the Jazz?

The Pistons got a bit better and the Jazz (willingly) got A LOT worse

Well, folks. We have a trade. It is absolutely not the trade you were looking for today, but it is a trade nonetheless.

The Utah Jazz are continuing their complete makeover in tearing their team down to the studs to get ready for their campaign in the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes. They’ve reportedly traded Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Again, this isn’t the Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell-sized move people had been looking for this offseason. But it might shake up the bottom of the Eastern Conference quite a bit.

Let’s dive into these trade grades.

Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 56

The 2004 NBA Finals may have been a disaster for the Lakers, but Game 2 was a gem for Kobe Bryant, as he delivered a trey to force overtime.

The 2004 NBA Finals was a series Los Angeles Lakers fans would rather forget.

After looking poised to win its fourth championship in five years, the team fell to the Detroit Pistons in five games, coming apart at the seams in something that resembled a slow-motion train wreck.

Los Angeles’ lone win came in Game 2, and it came largely on the back of Kobe Bryant.

Although he had a very poor series overall, he shined brightly on that night in a virtual must-win situation.

Needing a victory to avert the necessity of winning each of the next three contests in Detroit, the Lakers came out with more energy and urgency in Game 2.

Yet, they found themselves trailing, 89-83, with 47.8 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

After Shaquille O’Neal converted a 3-point play, Bryant took Richard Hamilton off the dribble and hit a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining to force overtime, in which L.A. won 99-91.

For at least one night during that series, all seemed right in Lakers land: Bryant finished with 33 points on 14-of-27 shooting and seven assists.

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NBA 2K23: Ratings revealed for 5 highest-ranked rookie players

The ratings of five rookie players have been unveiled ahead of the launch of NBA 2K23 on Friday.

2K Sports on Tuesday offered a glimpse of the first batch of ratings for NBA 2K23 with the incoming class of rookies among those revealed prior to the official launch on Friday.

The latest iteration of the popular video game will feature Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker on the cover of most editions. Hall of Famer Michael Jordan will grace the cover of two special versions while legends Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will be on the “WNBA” edition.

J. Cole will serve as the cover star on the “DREAMER” edition.

The ratings of several players have been released recently, while some categories, such as the top shooters and dunkers, were also unveiled. The ratings for each rookie will be known on Friday when the game is live on all platforms.

Rookie Wire took a look at the five highest-rated first-year players.

Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 79

Going up against the same Pistons team that defeated his Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant produced a win late in the 2006 season.

The 2005-06 season was a struggle for the Los Angeles Lakers; they had to make do with a subpar roster.

They hovered around .500 for just about the entire season, and, heading into early March, they were in danger of missing the playoffs for the second straight season.

On March 4, they hosted the Detroit Pistons, a team that had defeated them two years prior in the NBA Finals and postponed their budding dynasty. Detroit had a gaudy 48-10 record and looked to be the superior team by far.

Luckily, Kobe Bryant brought his A game that night.

He scored 40 points on 13-of-26 shooting, and he helped the Lakers overcome a third-quarter deficit to win, 105-94.

Los Angeles went on to win 11 of its final 14 games, sending it into the playoffs with momentum and starting its revival after the Shaquille O’Neal trade in 2004.

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Larry Bird steals the ball from Isiah Thomas to help Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons in G5 of 1987 East Finals

Larry Legend robbed OG IT to help the Celtics beat the Pistons in this classic sequence from Boston history.

To say that Boston Celtics Hall of Fame legend Larry Bird had some amazingly clutch plays throughout his epic career with the Celtics is a criminal understatement.

But The Hick From French Lick had several in particular that will leave the mouth of even a casual fan agape all these years after the onetime Indiana State star retired from the game as a player.

One such example is the play at the end of Game 5 of the 1987 Eastern Conference finals. Bird stole the ball from Detroit Pistons (and fellow Hall of Famer) Isiah Thomas, leading to a last-second layup and eventual series win for Boston in seven games.

The folks over at the NBC Sports Boston YouTube channel put this clip of the historic series of events together for our viewing enjoyment in the dog days of the 2022 NBA offseason, so take a look at the clip embedded below to see it for yourself.

Listen to the “Celtics Lab” podcast on:

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