Detroit Pistons Odds, Betting Guide & Picks for 2019-20
The Detroit Pistons stayed healthy and wound up riding Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin to a surprise playoff appearance last season. They were aggressive in free agency, signing a few key veteran role players who should help them maintain that status heading into 2020. They’re not a title contender, but they should be a playoff team for a second straight season.
Here’s the key odds available and how you should bet them:
Pistons Win-Total Betting
The Line: 37.5 with SugarHouse
The Pistons have won 39 and 41 games the last two seasons, and they bring back much of the same core from a year ago. While their ceiling isn’t all that high, they should hover around 40 wins.
The Bet: It’s not our favorite bet on the board, but we like the over if we had to pick.
Pistons Central Division Odds
The Line: +3500 with DraftKings
There’s no value here. The Bucks are going to run away with the Central, and it’s the Pacers – not the Pistons – who have the only realistic shot of catching them. There’s no scenario in which the Pistons jump the Bucks in the regular season.
The Bet: Just don’t.
Pistons Eastern Conference Odds
The Line: +8000 with FanDuel
The Pistons limped into the playoffs as an 8 seed but were swept by the Bucks in Round 1. That feels like their ceiling once again this season. Perhaps they make the postseason, but it won’t be a long stay.
The Bet: Avoid these long odds.
Pistons NBA Title Odds
The Line: +15000 with 888sport
These aren’t the Bad Boy Pistons. It’s a guards’ league, and the Pistons are built on frontcourt prowess. That may mean regular-season success, but they won’t ride a power forward and center to a championship.
The Bet: These odds have no value.
Best Pistons Player Prop Bets
Drummond was an All-Star in 2018 but missed out in 2019 despite even better numbers. He has taken his game to another level – especially on the defensive end – and it’s unlikely Griffin has a repeat performance from last season, so Drummond won’t be as overshadowed as he was a year ago.
The Bet: Drummond provides solid value here to get back to the All-Star Game for the third time.