The Detroit Pistons have just five games remaining this season with odds on the board at sports betting companies.
Many of the Detroit players will be happy to get the season over with. Earlier this season it was Richard Hamilton feuding with team management and now it is Rodney Stuckey. Even though the Pistons have a winning record against the sportsbetting number you have to be really careful about wagering on them at the Sbg global sportsbook.
The Pistons benched leading scorer Rodney Stuckey on Sunday in a loss to Boston. Stuckey didn’t play at all because of what happened on Friday night. Stuckey refused to enter in the fourth quarter of Friday’s loss to Chicago. Stuckey had started the quarter but with six minutes left he was replaced by Tayshaun Prince. With four minutes left, head coach John Kuester wanted to put Stuckey back into the game but Stuckey refused to go back in. The Pistons lost that game at home to Chicago by a score of 101-96 although they did cover the sportsbetting odds. Stuckey is a restricted free agent after this season which means the Pistons can match any offer another club makes.
Problems are nothing new
This is not the first time that Stuckey and his head coach have had trouble. It actually started just a few games into the season. Stuckey ignored Kuester in the fifth game of the season against Atlanta and was benched for the next game. The Pistons have had all kinds of issues with Kuester this season and many of them didn’t show up for a shoot around in February. Only six players ended up playing in Philadelphia that night and Stuckey was not one of them. Kuester and Stuckey got into it again last month before playing San Antonio. Stuckey played just 15 minutes that night and didn’t start. Kuester has had problems with Stuckey, Richard Hamilton and Charlie Villanueva. Stuckey is averaging 14.7 points and 4.8 assists this season. He has gone on record saying that things need to change next season. He also said that he just wants this season to be over. That kind of talk makes it hard to take Detroit vs. the odds at sports betting companies.