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It was a season to forget for the Pistons in 2020-21. Detroit won just 20 games -- managing to go under its season win total of 24 games at DraftKings -- as Dwane Casey and the Detroit front office leaned into rebuild mode. Having missed the playoffs for a second consecutive year, the Pistons now go into an offseason with a great deal of uncertainty on the roster for 2021-22. For complete information on their odds, roster projections, player props and more, keep reading.
Detroit Pistons Point Spreads
Despite their woeful record, the Pistons managed to play .500 basketball against-the-spread, going 36-36-2 ATS on the year. The spread is a margin of victory determined by the bookmakers that bettors can bet on one side or the other. Teams that are favored are denoted with a minus sign (-), while underdogs are tagged with a plus sign (+).
Let’s use an example to illustrate:
- Cleveland Cavaliers (+5.5)
- Detroit Pistons (-5.5)
The minus sign in front of the Pistons point spread indicates that they are the favorite and expected to win by 5.5 points. Bettors who take the Pistons on the point spread will need them to win by six points or more to cash their tickets, while betting the Cavaliers and the points means that a Cleveland victory or loss by five or fewer points wins those wagers.
Detroit Pistons Moneylines
The moneyline is a wager on which team will win the game, regardless of the margin or method of victory. Moneyline wagers are commonly used to avoid betting a point spread while still backing a team to win, or to get more value out of an underdog with a fighting chance. We can revisit our example from earlier to learn more:
- Cleveland Cavaliers +180
- Detroit Pistons -235
As with point spreads, the minus sign (-) indicates the Pistons are favored. The odds here, written in American format, are in terms of $100. In order to win $100 on the Pistons, one would have to risk $235, while a bet of $100 on the underdog Cavaliers would win $180. Odds can vary depending on where you look, so make sure to download the Action Network app and always shop for the best line.
Detroit Pistons Over/Unders
An over/under, also known as a total, is a bet on the total number of points that will be scored between the two teams. Bookmakers will determine a number, and bettors will be invited to bet under or over that number. If the total from our earlier example was 215 points, total bettors would be betting above or below that number, regardless of if the Pistons win or lose. A game that combines for 216 points or more would be a win for over betters; if the two teams scored 214 points or fewer between them, under tickets would win. If the game ends directly on the total of 215 points, all bets on that number would be declared a push, and wagers would be refunded.
Detroit Pistons Props
Getting in on the action doesn’t have to be limited to betting on the final score. Prop bets cover a vast array of markets, from player props (bets on individual players' final stats) to special bets on events decided by the bookmaker. Player props are the most common bet offered and can range from bets on how many points or assist Jerami Grant will record to betting on whether or not Mason Plumlee will record a triple-double. But other props ask more specific questions, such as “who will win the race to 20 points?” or “which player will score the first basket?" Prop bets vary depending on the sportsbook, so read our sportsbook reviews to find the book best for you.
Futures are exactly what they sound like: They're bets on events that will happen sometime in the future. Many future bets are offered before the season begins -- betting a win total over/under would be one example of a future bet, as would betting the Detroit Pistons to win the NBA Finals. Other futures are sometimes available for specific players, such as betting on an over/under for how many points Jerami Grant will score over the course of the season, or betting on Saddiq Bey to win Most Improved Player.
Pistons Offseason Movement 2021
Draft picks: Cade Cunningham (Oklahoma State, No. 1), Isaiah Livers (Michigan, No. 42), Luka Garza (Iowa, No. 52), Balsa Koprivica (Florida State, No. 57)
Re-signings: Corey Joseph (PG), Saben Lee (PG)
Free-agent signings: Kelly Olynyk (PF and C), Trey Lyles (PF and C)
Free-agent losses: Wayne Ellington (SG and SF, to Lakers)