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 2018 (12)
Wed 3 Detroit Pistons 97 - 91 Thunder +120 -135
Fri 5 Detroit Pistons 93 - 117 Spurs +180 -208
Mon 8 Brooklyn Nets 110 - 108 Detroit Pistons +200 -238
Wed 10 Wizards 102 - 97 Detroit Pistons +105 -125
Fri 12 Detroit Pistons 129 - 110 Cavaliers -161 +140
Wed 17 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 100 - 103 Detroit Pistons +210 -227
Sat 20 Reg. Detroit Pistons 118 - 116 Chicago Bulls -189 +170
Tue 23 Reg. Sixers 132 - 133 Detroit Pistons -110 -105
Thu 25 Reg. Cavaliers 103 - 110 Detroit Pistons +405 -500
Sat 27 Reg. Boston Celtics 109 - 89 Detroit Pistons -161 +150
Tue 30 Reg. Detroit Pistons 105 - 108 Boston Celtics +360 -385
Wed 31 Reg. Detroit Pistons 119 - 120 Brooklyn Nets +125 -135
November 2018 (12)
Sat 3 Reg. Detroit Pistons 99 - 109 Sixers +280 -333
Mon 5 Reg. Miami Heat 120 - 115 Detroit Pistons +137 -154
Wed 7 Reg. Detroit Pistons 103 - 96 Orlando Magic -145 +125
Fri 9 Reg. Detroit Pistons 124 - 109 Atlanta Hawks -208 +195
Sun 11 Reg. Hornets 113 - 103 Detroit Pistons +120 -135
Wed 14 Reg. Detroit Pistons 106 - 104 Toronto Raptors +415 -500
Mon 19 Reg. Cavaliers 102 - 113 Detroit Pistons +405 -476
Wed 21 Reg. Detroit Pistons 124 - 126 Houston Rockets +355 -417
Fri 23 Reg. Houston Rockets 111 - 116 Detroit Pistons -169 +155
Sun 25 Reg. Phoenix Suns 107 - 118 Detroit Pistons +325 -345
Tue 27 Reg. New York Knicks 108 - 115 Detroit Pistons +270 -294
Fri 30 Reg. Chicago Bulls 88 - 107 Detroit Pistons +335 -385
December 2018 (15)
Sat 1 Reg. Warriors 0 - 0 Detroit Pistons -189 +170
Mon 3 Reg. Thunder 110 - 83 Detroit Pistons -135 +120
Wed 5 Reg. Detroit Pistons 92 - 115 Milwaukee Bucks +250 -294
Fri 7 Reg. Sixers 117 - 111 Detroit Pistons +115 -133
Sun 9 Reg. Pelicans 116 - 108 Detroit Pistons -135 +125
Mon 10 Reg. Detroit Pistons 102 - 116 Sixers +600 -833
Wed 12 Reg. Detroit Pistons 107 - 108 Hornets +200 -227
Sat 15 Reg. Boston Celtics 104 - 113 Detroit Pistons -130 +117
Mon 17 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 107 - 104 Detroit Pistons -147 +135
Wed 19 Reg. Detroit Pistons 129 - 123 Wolves +200 -227
Fri 21 Reg. Detroit Pistons 86 - 98 Hornets +160 -179
Sun 23 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 98 - 95 Detroit Pistons +390 -455
Wed 26 Reg. Wizards 95 - 106 Detroit Pistons +165 -182
Fri 28 Reg. Detroit Pistons 88 - 125 Indiana Pacers +243 -278
Sun 30 Reg. Detroit Pistons 107 - 109 Orlando Magic +105 -118
January 2019 (16)
Tue 1 Reg. Detroit Pistons 98 - 121 Milwaukee Bucks +445 -526
Wed 2 Reg. Detroit Pistons 101 - 94 Grizzlies +215 -244
Sat 5 Reg. Utah Jazz 110 - 105 Detroit Pistons -175 +162
Mon 7 Reg. Spurs 119 - 107 Detroit Pistons -141 +130
Wed 9 Reg. Detroit Pistons 100 - 113 L.A. Lakers +101 -116
Thu 10 Reg. Detroit Pistons 102 - 112 Sacramento Kings +275 -333
Sat 12 Reg. Detroit Pistons 109 - 104 L.A. Clippers +245 -286
Mon 14 Reg. Detroit Pistons 94 - 100 Utah Jazz +270 -323
Wed 16 Reg. Orlando Magic 115 - 120 Detroit Pistons +155 -167
Fri 18 Reg. Miami Heat 93 - 98 Detroit Pistons +125 -141
Sat 19 Reg. Sacramento Kings 103 - 101 Detroit Pistons -118 +100
Mon 21 Reg. Detroit Pistons 87 - 101 Wizards +205 -227
Wed 23 Reg. Detroit Pistons 98 - 94 Pelicans +175 -196
Fri 25 Reg. Detroit Pistons 101 - 106 Dallas Mavericks +170 -179
Tue 29 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 115 - 105 Detroit Pistons -294 +250
Thu 31 Reg. Dallas Mavericks 89 - 93 Detroit Pistons +265 -303
February 2019 (10)
Sat 2 Reg. L.A. Clippers 111 - 101 Detroit Pistons +118 -135
Mon 4 Reg. Denver Nuggets 103 - 129 Detroit Pistons -115 +110
Tue 5 Reg. Detroit Pistons 105 - 92 New York Knicks -154 +135
Fri 8 Reg. New York Knicks 103 - 120 Detroit Pistons +300 -357
Mon 11 Reg. Wizards 112 - 121 Detroit Pistons +210 -244
Wed 13 Reg. Detroit Pistons 110 - 118 Boston Celtics +150 -164
Fri 22 Reg. Detroit Pistons 125 - 122 Atlanta Hawks -182 +165
Sat 23 Reg. Detroit Pistons 119 - 96 Miami Heat +145 -154
Mon 25 Reg. Indiana Pacers 109 - 113 Detroit Pistons +122 -141
Wed 27 Reg. Detroit Pistons 93 - 105 Spurs +160 -175
March 2019 (16)
Sat 2 Reg. Detroit Pistons 129 - 93 Cavaliers -333 +290
Sun 3 Reg. Toronto Raptors 107 - 112 Detroit Pistons -130 +115
Wed 6 Reg. Wolves 114 - 131 Detroit Pistons +180 -196
Fri 8 Reg. Detroit Pistons 112 - 104 Chicago Bulls -161 +140
Sun 10 Reg. Chicago Bulls 108 - 131 Detroit Pistons +335 -400
Mon 11 Reg. Detroit Pistons 75 - 103 Brooklyn Nets +115 -132
Wed 13 Reg. Detroit Pistons 74 - 108 Miami Heat +125 -130
Fri 15 Reg. L.A. Lakers 97 - 111 Detroit Pistons +700 -1000
Sun 17 Reg. Toronto Raptors 107 - 110 Detroit Pistons +105 -115
Mon 18 Reg. Detroit Pistons 119 - 126 Cavaliers -256 +235
Thu 21 Reg. Detroit Pistons 118 - 98 Phoenix Suns -256 +230
Sat 23 Reg. Detroit Pistons 112 - 117 Blazers +192 -217
Sun 24 Reg. Detroit Pistons 114 - 121 Warriors +425 -500
Tue 26 Reg. Detroit Pistons 92 - 95 Denver Nuggets +275 -313
Thu 28 Reg. Orlando Magic 98 - 115 Detroit Pistons +135 -147
Sat 30 Reg. Blazers 90 - 99 Detroit Pistons +200 -238
April 2019 (10)
Mon 1 Reg. Detroit Pistons 102 - 111 Indiana Pacers +190 -217
Wed 3 Reg. Indiana Pacers 108 - 89 Detroit Pistons +125 -141
Fri 5 Reg. Detroit Pistons 110 - 123 Thunder +200 -227
Sun 7 Reg. Hornets 104 - 91 Detroit Pistons +235 -263
Tue 9 Grizzlies 93 - 100 Detroit Pistons +750 -1111
Wed 10 Detroit Pistons 115 - 89 New York Knicks -400 +330
Sun 14 Poff Detroit Pistons 86 - 121 Milwaukee Bucks +1000 -1429
Wed 17 Poff Detroit Pistons 99 - 120 Milwaukee Bucks +1175 -1667
Sat 20 Poff Milwaukee Bucks 119 - 103 Detroit Pistons -455 +380
Mon 22 Poff Milwaukee Bucks 127 - 104 Detroit Pistons -833 +635

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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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.