The Detroit Pistons are in desperate need of a win as they attempt to end a 20-game losing streak when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Pistons, with a 2-21 record, will face the 15-7 76ers in a home-and-away series. The 76ers, who have won three games in a row, are looking to extend their winning streak against the struggling Pistons.
Despite the losing streak, Detroit Pistons head coach Monty Williams remains upbeat and sees growth in the team. He believes they need to build on the positives and turn things around. The team’s top draft pick in 2021, Cade Cunningham, has been instrumental, leading the Pistons with career-high stats in points and rebounds.
Center Isaiah Stewart believes that a win can provide the team with momentum and shift their energy in a new direction. However, the Pistons have had a tough run, finishing last season with a 17-65 record and starting the current season with a 2-21 record.
During the 20-game losing streak, the Pistons have had a poor performance against the point spread, recording an 8-14-1 record. They are also underdogs at home against the 76ers, with a point total of 233.5 over/under.
Looking ahead, the Pistons are long shots to participate in the Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament with +2000 odds. While the team is struggling, they are committed to keeping their roster intact despite rumors of dismantling the team. The Pistons are aiming to break their playoff drought, as they haven’t won a playoff game since 2008. Oddsmakers initially set their win total at 27.5 over/under, but after their dismal start, it has been adjusted to 19.5 over/under.