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 2017 (13)
Wed 4 Hornets 108 - 106 Detroit Pistons Odds
Fri 6 Atlanta Hawks 87 - 109 Detroit Pistons Odds
Mon 9 Indiana Pacers 97 - 107 Detroit Pistons Odds
Tue 10 Detroit Pistons 94 - 116 Toronto Raptors Odds
Fri 13 Detroit Pistons 103 - 107 Milwaukee Bucks Odds
Wed 18 Reg. Hornets 90 - 102 Detroit Pistons +123 -143 Odds
Fri 20 Reg. Detroit Pistons 111 - 115 Wizards +230 -278 Odds
Sat 21 Reg. Detroit Pistons 111 - 107 New York Knicks -119 -101 Odds
Mon 23 Reg. Sixers 97 - 86 Detroit Pistons +135 -154 Odds
Wed 25 Reg. Wolves 101 - 122 Detroit Pistons +125 -145 Odds
Sat 28 Reg. Detroit Pistons 95 - 87 L.A. Clippers +265 -313 Odds
Sun 29 Reg. Detroit Pistons 115 - 107 Warriors +1000 -1667 Odds
Tue 31 Reg. Detroit Pistons 93 - 113 L.A. Lakers -154 +135 Odds
November 2017 (12)
Fri 3 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 96 - 105 Detroit Pistons +100 -120 Odds
Sat 4 Reg. Sacramento Kings 99 - 108 Detroit Pistons +315 -370 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Indiana Pacers 97 - 114 Detroit Pistons +215 -256 Odds
Fri 10 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 104 - 111 Detroit Pistons +270 -323 Odds
Sun 12 Reg. Miami Heat 103 - 112 Detroit Pistons +117 -137 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Detroit Pistons 95 - 99 Milwaukee Bucks Odds
Fri 17 Reg. Detroit Pistons 100 - 107 Indiana Pacers +100 -120 Odds
Sun 19 Reg. Detroit Pistons 100 - 97 Wolves +195 -227 Odds
Mon 20 Reg. Cavaliers 116 - 88 Detroit Pistons -130 +110 Odds
Fri 24 Reg. Detroit Pistons 99 - 98 Thunder +300 -357 Odds
Mon 27 Reg. Detroit Pistons 118 - 108 Boston Celtics +210 -250 Odds
Wed 29 Reg. Phoenix Suns 107 - 131 Detroit Pistons +500 -667 Odds
December 2017 (15)
Fri 1 Reg. Detroit Pistons 91 - 109 Wizards -115 Odds
Sat 2 Reg. Detroit Pistons 103 - 108 Sixers +165 -185 Odds
Mon 4 Reg. Detroit Pistons 93 - 96 Spurs +147 -167 Odds
Wed 6 Reg. Detroit Pistons 100 - 104 Milwaukee Bucks +158 -179 Odds
Fri 8 Reg. Warriors 102 - 98 Detroit Pistons -208 +180 Odds
Sun 10 Reg. Boston Celtics 91 - 81 Detroit Pistons -120 +100 Odds
Tue 12 Reg. Denver Nuggets 103 - 84 Detroit Pistons +230 -278 Odds
Thu 14 Reg. Detroit Pistons 105 - 91 Atlanta Hawks -164 +145 Odds
Fri 15 Reg. Detroit Pistons 104 - 98 Indiana Pacers Odds
Sun 17 Reg. Orlando Magic 110 - 114 Detroit Pistons +305 -370 Odds
Wed 20 Reg. Detroit Pistons 93 - 110 Dallas Mavericks +100 -120 Odds
Fri 22 Reg. New York Knicks 101 - 104 Detroit Pistons +235 -278 Odds
Tue 26 Reg. Indiana Pacers 83 - 107 Detroit Pistons +100 -120 Odds
Thu 28 Reg. Detroit Pistons 89 - 102 Orlando Magic -164 +145 Odds
Sat 30 Reg. Spurs 79 - 93 Detroit Pistons -196 +170 Odds
January 2018 (14)
Wed 3 Reg. Detroit Pistons 104 - 111 Miami Heat +165 -185 Odds
Fri 5 Reg. Detroit Pistons 78 - 114 Sixers +200 -238 Odds
Sat 6 Reg. Houston Rockets 101 - 108 Detroit Pistons -244 +205 Odds
Mon 8 Reg. Detroit Pistons 109 - 112 Pelicans +200 -238 Odds
Wed 10 Reg. Detroit Pistons 114 - 80 Brooklyn Nets -135 +115 Odds
Sat 13 Reg. Detroit Pistons 105 - 107 Chicago Bulls -123 +103 Odds
Mon 15 Reg. Hornets 118 - 107 Detroit Pistons +127 -147 Odds
Wed 17 Reg. Detroit Pistons 91 - 96 Toronto Raptors +365 -435 Odds
Fri 19 Reg. Wizards 122 - 112 Detroit Pistons -112 -106 Odds
Sun 21 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 101 - 100 Detroit Pistons +210 -250 Odds
Wed 24 Reg. Utah Jazz 98 - 95 Detroit Pistons +115 -135 Odds
Sat 27 Reg. Thunder 121 - 108 Detroit Pistons -169 +150 Odds
Sun 28 Reg. Detroit Pistons 104 - 121 Cavaliers +285 -345 Odds
Tue 30 Reg. Cavaliers 114 - 125 Detroit Pistons -244 +205 Odds
February 2018 (12)
Thu 1 Reg. Grizzlies 102 - 104 Detroit Pistons +330 -400 Odds
Sat 3 Reg. Miami Heat 107 - 111 Detroit Pistons +170 -196 Odds
Mon 5 Reg. Blazers 91 - 111 Detroit Pistons +120 -141 Odds
Wed 7 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Fri 9 Reg. L.A. Clippers 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Sun 11 Reg. Detroit Pistons 15:30 Atlanta Hawks
Mon 12 Reg. Pelicans 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Wed 14 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Fri 23 Reg. Boston Celtics 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Sun 25 Reg. Detroit Pistons 13:00 Hornets
Mon 26 Reg. Detroit Pistons 19:30 Toronto Raptors
Wed 28 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 19:00 Detroit Pistons
March 2018 (15)
Fri 2 Reg. Detroit Pistons 19:00 Orlando Magic
Sat 3 Reg. Detroit Pistons 19:30 Miami Heat
Mon 5 Reg. Detroit Pistons 19:00 Cavaliers
Wed 7 Reg. Toronto Raptors 20:00 Detroit Pistons
Fri 9 Reg. Chicago Bulls 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Tue 13 Reg. Detroit Pistons 21:00 Utah Jazz
Thu 15 Reg. Detroit Pistons 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Sat 17 Reg. Detroit Pistons 22:00 Blazers Odds
Mon 19 Reg. Detroit Pistons 22:00 Sacramento Kings
Tue 20 Reg. Detroit Pistons 22:00 Phoenix Suns
Thu 22 Reg. Detroit Pistons 20:00 Houston Rockets
Sat 24 Reg. Chicago Bulls 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Mon 26 Reg. L.A. Lakers 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Thu 29 Reg. Wizards 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Sat 31 Reg. Detroit Pistons 17:00 New York Knicks
April 2018 (6)
Sun 1 Reg. Detroit Pistons 18:00 Brooklyn Nets
Wed 4 Reg. Sixers 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Fri 6 Reg. Dallas Mavericks 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Sun 8 Reg. Detroit Pistons 15:30 Grizzlies
Mon 9 Toronto Raptors 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Wed 11 Detroit Pistons 20:00 Chicago Bulls

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 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 54 39 15 5575 5316 0.722
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 52 36 16 5792 5400 0.692
3 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 51 30 21 5568 5587 0.588
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 53 31 22 5698 5587 0.585
5 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 52 29 23 5443 5454 0.558
6 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 55 30 25 5867 5810 0.545
7 Miami Heat Miami Heat 54 29 25 5424 5469 0.537
8 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 50 25 25 5373 5327 0.500
9 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 52 26 26 5361 5351 0.500
10 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 53 23 30 5639 5638 0.434
11 New York Knicks New York Knicks 54 23 31 5621 5697 0.426
12 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 54 19 35 5666 5870 0.352
13 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 53 18 35 5483 5789 0.340
14 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 52 16 36 5493 5740 0.308
15 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 53 16 37 5495 5739 0.302
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 51 30 21 5568 5587 0.588
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 52 29 23 5443 5454 0.558
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 55 30 25 5867 5810 0.545
4 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 52 26 26 5361 5351 0.500
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 53 18 35 5483 5789 0.340
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 51 38 13 5812 5393 0.745
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 55 34 21 5551 5390 0.618
3 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 53 28 25 5868 5888 0.528
4 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 52 18 34 5178 5331 0.346
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 54 17 37 5481 5596 0.315
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 53 41 12 6125 5710 0.774
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 51 38 13 5812 5393 0.745
3 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 55 34 21 5551 5390 0.618
4 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 56 34 22 6105 5918 0.607
5 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 54 30 24 5740 5551 0.556
6 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 54 29 25 5778 5721 0.537
7 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 54 29 25 5644 5594 0.537
8 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 53 28 25 5868 5888 0.528
9 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 52 27 25 5597 5568 0.519
10 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 53 25 28 5481 5423 0.472
11 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 52 21 31 5545 5720 0.404
12 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 52 18 34 5178 5331 0.346
13 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 54 18 36 5662 6057 0.333
14 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 53 17 36 5215 5646 0.321
15 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 54 17 37 5481 5596 0.315
1 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 56 34 22 6105 5918 0.607
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 54 30 24 5740 5551 0.556
3 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 54 29 25 5778 5721 0.537
4 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 54 29 25 5644 5594 0.537
5 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 53 25 28 5481 5423 0.472
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 53 31 22 5698 5587 0.585
2 Miami Heat Miami Heat 54 29 25 5424 5469 0.537
3 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 53 23 30 5639 5638 0.434
4 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 52 16 36 5493 5740 0.308
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 53 16 37 5495 5739 0.302
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 54 39 15 5575 5316 0.722
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 52 36 16 5792 5400 0.692
3 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 50 25 25 5373 5327 0.500
4 New York Knicks New York Knicks 54 23 31 5621 5697 0.426
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 54 19 35 5666 5870 0.352
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 53 41 12 6125 5710 0.774
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 52 27 25 5597 5568 0.519
3 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 52 21 31 5545 5720 0.404
4 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 54 18 36 5662 6057 0.333
5 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 53 17 36 5215 5646 0.321

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.