In a division with rising NBA betting stars like the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers, there is very little room for error left, and the Detroit Pistons are pushing it. Having gone 59-23 in the 2007-2008 basketball betting season, and making it to the Conference Finals before losing to the eventual champions, the Celtics, they dropped pretty far the following year, just barely making the NBA betting playoffs and losing in the first round.
NBA betting experts don’t see much improvement in the Pistons’ future for this year. As is the case with every team, after a certain period at the top of the NBA betting pyramid there comes a time to rebuild. Star players retire, new players come in. Free-agent Rasheed Wallace was lost to a 3 year NBA betting contract with the Boston Celtics, and along with him one of the Pistons’ top players both on offense and on defense. The loss of Antonio McDyess to the San Antonio Spurs didn’t do much good for Detroit, either. Antonio is one of the more accurate shooters in NBA betting, ranked 13th back in the 2004-2005 basketball betting season with 51%, not to mention his defending capabilities.
One of Detroit’s strong points is their offense. Yes, last NBA betting season their offense suffered quite a bit, and it was difficult for them to put some points up on the board, and they just barely made the playoffs in the Eastern Conference by 3 games. But this year changes have been made in their NBA betting roster and there’s a chance their offense may have improved. The Bulls’ Ben Gordon, one of their newest additions to the Pistons, can put up about 20 points per basketball betting game, and Charlie Villanueva, fresh from the Bucks, can put up an additional 16 or so points per game.
It’s possible that this could be Detroit’s year to wind up before their eventual lunge toward the NBA betting title. It all rests on the new acquisitions and the investment the Pistons made in signing them. At +10000, the basketball betting futures odds on the Detroit Pistons at SBG Global show that the Pistons don’t have much of a chance to take the NBA betting title. Look for them to reach 4th place in the Central East.