How To Bet On Detroit Pistons

In the land of betting on fringe playoff teams, the Detroit Pistons reign supreme. They’re an interesting case study in analyzing a team that has the potential to beat almost anyone while, at the same time, siring the uncertainty of a contingent that can be beaten by anyone. Does this scare you? It should—unless you’re prepared to take a good, hard look at Detroit. However, the Pistons have a good starting lineup, both on paper and on the hardwood. [+]

But if you don’t do your homework and instead choose to read too much into records and miniature hot and cold streaks, you’re going to get burned.

Detroit Pistons Next Game

Here is where you can find which team the Pistons will be matching up with next. [+]

Though it’s important to maintain a broad focus when betting on the NBA, it’s equally imperative that you do your due diligence. This will help narrow your focus and get the necessary lowdown on Detroit’s next opponent in advance of your wager.

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Detroit Pistons Regular Season Schedule

Now, about that broad-betting focus…This is the Pistons’ regular-season schedule. Study opponents and plan bets ahead of time whenever possible. Lines for games can sometimes be dropped well in advance, and the earlier you get in on them, the more money you have a chance to win.

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October 2016 (9)
Thu 6 Detroit Pistons 94 - 101 Brooklyn Nets -175 +155 Odds
Mon 10 Spurs 86 - 81 Detroit Pistons +125 -145 Odds
Thu 13 Detroit Pistons 99 - 94 Atlanta Hawks +190 -217 Odds
Sat 15 Detroit Pistons 97 - 76 Sixers -169 +150 Odds
Mon 17 Milwaukee Bucks 78 - 102 Detroit Pistons +200 -238 Odds
Wed 19 Toronto Raptors 103 - 92 Detroit Pistons +130 -149 Odds
Wed 26 Reg. Detroit Pistons 91 - 109 Toronto Raptors
Fri 28 Reg. Orlando Magic 82 - 108 Detroit Pistons
Sun 30 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 83 - 98 Detroit Pistons
November 2016 (17)
Tue 1 Reg. New York Knicks 89 - 102 Detroit Pistons
Wed 2 Reg. Detroit Pistons 101 - 109 Brooklyn Nets
Sat 5 Reg. Denver Nuggets 86 - 103 Detroit Pistons +170 -189 Odds
Mon 7 Reg. Detroit Pistons 82 - 114 L.A. Clippers +340 -370 Odds
Wed 9 Reg. Detroit Pistons 100 - 107 Phoenix Suns -179 +165 Odds
Fri 11 Reg. Detroit Pistons 86 - 96 Spurs +370 -417 Odds
Sat 12 Reg. Detroit Pistons 106 - 95 Denver Nuggets +200 -213 Odds
Mon 14 Reg. Thunder 88 - 104 Detroit Pistons -115 +100 Odds
Wed 16 Reg. Detroit Pistons 102 - 105 New York Knicks +109 -115 Odds
Fri 18 Reg. Detroit Pistons 81 - 104 Cavaliers +360 -417 Odds
Sat 19 Reg. Boston Celtics 94 - 92 Detroit Pistons +107 -125 Odds
Mon 21 Reg. Houston Rockets 99 - 96 Detroit Pistons -141 +125 Odds
Wed 23 Reg. Miami Heat 84 - 107 Detroit Pistons +165 -185 Odds
Fri 25 Reg. L.A. Clippers 97 - 108 Detroit Pistons -263 +225 Odds
Sat 26 Reg. Detroit Pistons 88 - 106 Thunder +165 -185 Odds
Tue 29 Reg. Detroit Pistons 112 - 89 Hornets +148 -164 Odds
Wed 30 Reg. Detroit Pistons 121 - 114 Boston Celtics +260 -263 Odds
December 2016 (15)
Fri 2 Reg. Detroit Pistons 121 - 85 Atlanta Hawks +105 -120 Odds
Sun 4 Reg. Orlando Magic 98 - 92 Detroit Pistons +290 -323 Odds
Tue 6 Reg. Chicago Bulls 91 - 102 Detroit Pistons +205 -227 Odds
Wed 7 Reg. Detroit Pistons 77 - 87 Hornets +195 -227 Odds
Fri 9 Reg. Detroit Pistons 117 - 90 Wolves -161 +140 Odds
Sun 11 Reg. Sixers 97 - 79 Detroit Pistons +700 -1000 Odds
Wed 14 Reg. Detroit Pistons 95 - 85 Dallas Mavericks -204 +210 Odds
Fri 16 Reg. Detroit Pistons 108 - 122 Wizards -115 +100 Odds
Sat 17 Reg. Indiana Pacers 105 - 90 Detroit Pistons +170 -196 Odds
Mon 19 Reg. Detroit Pistons 82 - 113 Chicago Bulls +125 -135 Odds
Wed 21 Reg. Grizzlies 98 - 86 Detroit Pistons +215 -256 Odds
Fri 23 Reg. Warriors 119 - 113 Detroit Pistons -333 +280 Odds
Mon 26 Reg. Cavaliers 90 - 106 Detroit Pistons +190 -200 Odds
Wed 28 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 119 - 94 Detroit Pistons +135 -154 Odds
Fri 30 Reg. Detroit Pistons 98 - 105 Atlanta Hawks +120 -135 Odds
January 2017 (14)
Sun 1 Reg. Detroit Pistons 107 - 98 Miami Heat -278 +240 Odds
Tue 3 Reg. Indiana Pacers 121 - 116 Detroit Pistons +195 -204 Odds
Thu 5 Reg. Hornets 114 - 115 Detroit Pistons +180 -204 Odds
Sat 7 Reg. Detroit Pistons 22:00 Blazers +140 -161 Odds
Sun 8 Reg. Detroit Pistons 125 - 124 Blazers +150 -164 Odds
Tue 10 Reg. Detroit Pistons 94 - 100 Sacramento Kings +126 -145 Odds
Thu 12 Reg. Detroit Pistons 107 - 127 Warriors +1000 -1429 Odds
Fri 13 Reg. Detroit Pistons 77 - 110 Utah Jazz +560 -714 Odds
Sun 15 Reg. Detroit Pistons 102 - 97 L.A. Lakers -130 +110 Odds
Wed 18 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 95 - 118 Detroit Pistons -135 +125 Odds
Sat 21 Reg. Wizards 112 - 113 Detroit Pistons Odds
Mon 23 Reg. Sacramento Kings 109 - 104 Detroit Pistons +245 -294 Odds
Sat 28 Reg. Detroit Pistons 103 - 116 Miami Heat -149 +138 Odds
Mon 30 Reg. Detroit Pistons 109 - 113 Boston Celtics +205 -217 Odds
February 2017 (12)
Wed 1 Reg. Pelicans 98 - 118 Detroit Pistons +280 -333 Odds
Fri 3 Reg. Wolves 108 - 116 Detroit Pistons +170 -189 Odds
Sat 4 Reg. Detroit Pistons 84 - 105 Indiana Pacers +130 -145 Odds
Mon 6 Reg. Sixers 96 - 113 Detroit Pistons +360 -417 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. L.A. Lakers 102 - 121 Detroit Pistons +235 -278 Odds
Fri 10 Reg. Spurs 103 - 92 Detroit Pistons -189 +175 Odds
Sun 12 Reg. Detroit Pistons 102 - 101 Toronto Raptors +255 -270 Odds
Mon 13 Reg. Detroit Pistons 89 - 102 Milwaukee Bucks +130 -145 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Dallas Mavericks 91 - 98 Detroit Pistons +170 -189 Odds
Thu 23 Reg. Hornets 108 - 114 Detroit Pistons +175 -204 Odds
Sun 26 Reg. Boston Celtics 104 - 98 Detroit Pistons -125 +115 Odds
Tue 28 Reg. Blazers 113 - 120 Detroit Pistons
March 2017 (17)
Wed 1 Reg. Detroit Pistons 86 - 109 Pelicans +125 -145 Odds
Sat 4 Reg. Detroit Pistons 136 - 106 Sixers -213 +200 Odds
Mon 6 Reg. Chicago Bulls 95 - 109 Detroit Pistons +211 -244 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Detroit Pistons 98 - 115 Indiana Pacers +155 -175 Odds
Thu 9 Reg. Cavaliers 101 - 106 Detroit Pistons Odds
Sat 11 Reg. New York Knicks 92 - 112 Detroit Pistons +225 -263 Odds
Tue 14 Reg. Detroit Pistons 96 - 128 Cavaliers +270 -323 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Utah Jazz 97 - 83 Detroit Pistons -145 +130 Odds
Fri 17 Reg. Toronto Raptors 87 - 75 Detroit Pistons +135 -154 Odds
Sun 19 Reg. Phoenix Suns 95 - 112 Detroit Pistons +675 -909 Odds
Tue 21 Reg. Detroit Pistons 96 - 98 Brooklyn Nets -204 +185 Odds
Wed 22 Reg. Detroit Pistons 95 - 117 Chicago Bulls -130 +110 Odds
Fri 24 Reg. Detroit Pistons 87 - 115 Orlando Magic -125 +108 Odds
Mon 27 Reg. Detroit Pistons 95 - 109 New York Knicks -115 +105 Odds
Tue 28 Reg. Miami Heat 97 - 96 Detroit Pistons -149 +138 Odds
Thu 30 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 89 - 90 Detroit Pistons +225 -263 Odds
Fri 31 Reg. Detroit Pistons 105 - 108 Milwaukee Bucks +330 -400 Odds
April 2017 (5)
Wed 5 Reg. Toronto Raptors 105 - 102 Detroit Pistons -110 +115 Odds
Fri 7 Reg. Detroit Pistons 114 - 109 Houston Rockets +560 -714 Odds
Sun 9 Reg. Detroit Pistons 103 - 90 Grizzlies +192 -217 Odds
Mon 10 Reg. Wizards 20:00 Detroit Pistons Odds
Wed 12 Reg. Detroit Pistons 20:00 Orlando Magic

Detroit Pistons Standings

Also be sure to bookmark the Pistons’ standing within the Eastern Conference. This helps you understand how good potential opponents are playing in any given season, and it directly shapes how you should approach round-by-round playoff betting. [+]

More than that, it’s never not important to know where a team you’re betting on or against stands relative to the rest of its conference.

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# team P W L + - %
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 80 51 29 8844 8565 0.638
2 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 80 51 29 8631 8442 0.638
3 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 81 50 31 8664 8334 0.617
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 80 48 32 8746 8594 0.600
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 80 42 38 8270 8349 0.525
6 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 80 41 39 8314 8321 0.513
7 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 80 40 40 8394 8439 0.500
8 Miami Heat Miami Heat 80 39 41 8226 8150 0.488
9 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 80 39 41 8201 8252 0.488
10 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 80 37 43 8099 8183 0.463
11 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 80 36 44 8446 8393 0.450
12 New York Knicks New York Knicks 81 30 51 8442 8744 0.370
13 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 80 28 52 8176 8633 0.350
14 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 80 28 52 8100 8596 0.350
15 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 80 20 60 8495 8999 0.250
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 80 51 29 8844 8565 0.638
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 80 41 39 8314 8321 0.513
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 80 40 40 8394 8439 0.500
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 80 39 41 8201 8252 0.488
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 80 37 43 8099 8183 0.463
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 80 61 19 8442 7847 0.763
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 80 54 26 9239 8742 0.675
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 81 43 38 8146 8099 0.531
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 80 33 47 8357 8520 0.413
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 80 32 48 7838 8067 0.400
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 80 66 14 9295 8350 0.825
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 80 61 19 8442 7847 0.763
3 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 80 54 26 9239 8742 0.675
4 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 80 49 31 8052 7739 0.613
5 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 80 49 31 8671 8368 0.613
6 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 80 46 34 8536 8470 0.575
7 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 81 43 38 8146 8099 0.531
8 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 80 40 40 8652 8693 0.500
9 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 80 38 42 8941 8923 0.475
10 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 80 33 47 8357 8520 0.413
11 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 80 32 48 7838 8067 0.400
12 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 79 31 48 8332 8415 0.392
13 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 80 31 49 8206 8529 0.388
14 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 79 24 55 8263 8825 0.304
15 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 81 24 57 8727 9164 0.296
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 80 49 31 8052 7739 0.613
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 80 46 34 8536 8470 0.575
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 80 40 40 8652 8693 0.500
4 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 80 38 42 8941 8923 0.475
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 79 31 48 8332 8415 0.392
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 80 48 32 8746 8594 0.600
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 80 42 38 8270 8349 0.525
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 80 39 41 8226 8150 0.488
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 80 36 44 8446 8393 0.450
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 80 28 52 8100 8596 0.350
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 80 51 29 8631 8442 0.638
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 81 50 31 8664 8334 0.617
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 81 30 51 8442 8744 0.370
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 80 28 52 8176 8633 0.350
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 80 20 60 8495 8999 0.250
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 80 66 14 9295 8350 0.825
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 80 49 31 8671 8368 0.613
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 80 31 49 8206 8529 0.388
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 79 24 55 8263 8825 0.304
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 81 24 57 8727 9164 0.296

Understand the Pistons Aren’t Playing for Now

It’s tempting to get ambitious when betting on the Pistons. The core is there, after all. Andre Drummond, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson make for one heck of a four-pronged nucleus. On top of that, Detroit’s defense is solid, and its offense has the potential to be deadly.

But that doesn’t overshadow the fact that these Pistons are still rebuilding. They may not even be headed for a playoff berth, let alone a multiround postseson push. They still have their offensive warts. They are still going to endure growing pains. You must keep this in perspective when looking at single-game spreads and moneylines. If a line seems too good to be true, it probably is, and you should consider betting the other way or moving on to another game.

Now, with that in mind, the Pistons remain a good team. If you’re looking to place low-priced long-shot bets, they’re a solid candidate in which to invest your money. They will even be more intriguing over the offseason. They have a ton of cap space and a talented foundation in place, opening up the possibility that they collect even more high-impact talent and, in the near future, emerge as the shrewd ambitious bet for which you’ve been looking.