The Detroit Pistons are getting the reputation under Flip Saunders of playing great in the regular season and flopping in the playoffs for fans of NBA odds.
The Pistons have not made it to the NBA Finals under Saunders even in the weak Eastern Conference and fans of NBA odds can see the frustration level in Detroit building. NBA odds makers think that the Eastern Conference will be improved this season with Boston and Miami being better. That could make it more difficult for the Pistons on the NBA odds board.
Detroit still has Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton to score points while Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince play defense so Detroit will be a factor in NBA basketball odds betting. They will have to replace Chris Webber who retired. Those fans looking at NBA basketball odds think the weakness for Detroit is at the center position where Nazr Mohammed has not been the answer, especially in the playoffs.
Detroit gets a lot of production from different players and is always a threat in NBA odds betting. NBA odds fans see that Hamilton is the leading scorer but not far behind is Billups, Prince and Wallace. It is a very balanced Detroit attack that NBA odds bettors like. Fans of NBA basketball odds see that the Pistons didn’t do much in the off-season although they did add Jarvis Hayes who had just over 7 points per game with Washington last season. Fans looking at NBA odds see that the draft gave Detroit Rodney Stuckey and Arron Afflalo and both players may provide depth.
Fans of NBA odds think that the Pistons are capable of winning the Eastern Conference this season but also believe it probably won’t happen. Flip Saunders teams just don’t seem to win in the playoffs for fans of NBA odds. Billups did not play well in the playoffs a year ago and without his leadership the Pistons will not make it to the Finals according to NBA odds makers. The Pistons are deep and talented but something looks amiss according to NBA odds makers. The entire team is getting older so it may not be as easy this season versus NBA odds this year. Fans of NBA odds believe that Billups, Hamilton and Wallace are beginning to show their age so this season could be the last hurrah in terms of a title run against the NBA basketball odds.