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The 2nd Annual Lottery Odds Prediction Thread

Last year, we all experienced something we hadn't taken part in in a long time.  Outside of acquiring the 2nd overall pick from Memphis and the lottery excitement that went with it, last year was the first year we really had a chance to share our thoughts on where the Pistons would end up.  So with just over 22 games to go as I write this here is the current look at the bottom of the barrel (#1 ranking is highest odds of #1 pick):

10) Charlotte: 25-32
9) Milwaukee: 22-35
8) LA Clippers: 21-37
7) Detroit Pistons: 21-38
6) New Jersey: 17-40
5) Toronto: 16-42
4) Washington: 15-41
3) Sacramento: 14-41
2) Minnesota: 13-45
1) Cleveland: 10-47

Over the course of the weekend, I'll be taking a look at each team's remaining schedule and coming up with a prediction for how they finish the season.  At first glance, I don't see Washington or Toronto winning enough or rather us losing enough to surpass either.  Our best hope is to pass New Jersey and with the trades they made, I like our odds of doing so.  Additionally, we still have the following games which if we want any chance of passing Toronto or Washington, we'll need to lose:

Mil (3/1), Minn (3/2), Washington (3/6), Tor (3/16), Cle (3/25), Indy (3/26 and 3/30), Washington (4/5), New Jersey (4/6), Mil (4/8), Charlotte (4/10), and Cle (4/11).

If we can lose the vast majority of the above games then I think we might even be able to sneak into the #4 or #5 slot above passing NJ, Toronto, and Washington.  I'll be looking at the Clippers next since an erratic win here or there could allow the Clippers to leapfrog us and as you all know, when this happened last year it put the Sixers ahead of us who ultimately had their ping pong ball drawn for the #2 pick overall...just think, we missed out on Evan Turner (JoDerp'd)

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