How many games will the Pistons win this year?

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

How many games will the Pistons win this year? I'm on the record saying their ceiling is 44 wins, and that's if every break goes their way. The oddsmakers, on the other hand, are far less optimistic, putting Detroit's over/under at 31 ½ games.

Here's the projected win totals for the entire league -- including how much the projection has changed since Oct. 9 -- courtesy of Bovada.lv:

Miami Heat 60½ (- ½ wins)
Oklahoma City Thunder 58½ (- 1 win)
Los Angeles Lakers 56½ (- 3 wins)
San Antonio Spurs 56½ (+ 3 wins)
Denver Nuggets 51½ (+ 3 wins)
Boston Celtics 50½
Indiana Pacers 50½
Los Angeles Clippers 49½
Memphis Grizzlies 48½ (+ 1 wins)
Chicago Bulls 47½
Philadelphia 76ers 45½ (- 1 win)
New York Knicks 45 (- ½ wins)
Brooklyn Nets 44½
Atlanta Hawks 43½ (+ 1 win)
Utah Jazz 43½ (+ 1 win)
Dallas Mavericks 41½ (- 3 wins)
Minnesota Timberwolves 39½
Golden State Warriors 36½ (+ 2 wins)
Milwaukee Bucks 36½ (+ 1 win)
Houston Rockets 33½ (+ 3 wins)
Portland Trail Blazers 33½ (- 2 wins)
Detroit Pistons 31½
Phoenix Suns 31½ (- 2 wins)
Toronto Raptors 31½
Cleveland Cavaliers 30½ (- 1 win)
Sacramento Kings 30½
New Orleans Hornets 27½ (+ 3 wins)
Washington Wizards 27½ (- 4 wins)
Orlando Magic 23½
Charlotte Bobcats 18½ (- 4 wins)

To put this in perspective, that's tied with the Raptors for 10th in the East.

Sadly, that jives with the first power rankings of the year from SB Nation's Seth Rosenthal, who ranked the Pistons 24th overall (and 11th in the East). What say you?

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