Pistons Suffer Another Brutal Loss – December 22


The Detroit Pistons couldn’t even beat a shorthanded Utah Jazz at home last night. The Pistons lost to the Jazz 119-111 on Thursday night as Kelly Olynyk scored 25 points for the winners. For the losers, it was their 25th straight loss. That is just one loss short of an NBA single-season record. The 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers share the league’s record with 26 straight losses in one season.

It’s a pretty sad state of affairs for the Pistons who started the 2023-24 season 2-1. They have not won since. We are three days away from Christmas. Detroit’s last win came three days before Halloween. The Pistons are so bad right now they couldn’t beat a Jazz team that played without four of their top seven scorers. 

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The Pistons lost their 25th straight last night

Utah held a slim 90-88 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Pistons then missed their first six three-point attempts of the final quarter. They would go 1-of-10 in the final frame. Utah would eventually go up by 11 with under 1:30 to play. The Pistons are now 2-26. They play again on Saturday when they travel to Brooklyn to take on the Nets. 

Pistons Aren’t the Only Big Losers

The Pistons losing streak could continue on Saturday and challenge the NBA record next week. They are not the only professional sports team caught in the midst of a horrible streak. The NHL’s Ottawa Senators have lost six straight. The Senators lost to Colorado 6-4 last night. They will have a chance to break their streak on Saturday when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In the NFL, the NFC East is really suffering. The Philadelphia Eagles had the division lead with a 10-1 record just about a month ago. The Eagles beat Buffalo 37-34 on Nov. 26 and haven’t won since. They have lost three straight to San Francisco, Dallas, and Seattle and are now 10-4. Unlike the Pistons, Philly will make the NFL postseason. They’ve clinched a playoff berth already.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have lost three straight

The Pistons aren’t the only NBA team stuck in a quagmire of futility. San Antonio is just 4-23 on the season. They have lost their last three straight games after beating the Lakers 129-115 on Dec. 15. That victory broke an 18-game losing streak by the Spurs. 

The Los Angeles Rams started the 2023 NFL season with a 3-6 record. At midseason, they lost three in a row. Last night on Thursday night football, the Rams beat New Orleans 30-22. It was the Rams fifth victory in their last six games. LA is 8-7 and is now the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoffs. Just because the Pistons – or any team – are stuck in a losing streak doesn’t mean they can’t get out of it.

The Sports Hub Expert Top 5

Winners, winners, and more winners. Unlike the Detroit Pistons, our Sports Hub expert handicappers continue to win. Yesterday, the entire top-5 on our leaderboard was occupied by Sports Hub experts. In fact, nine of the top-10 cappers were SportsHub exclusive guys. If you had picked any one of our nine handicappers, you would have added at least $290 to your bankroll.

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Now, let’s look at yesterday’s leaderboard.

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A complete Sports Hub expert sweep of the Top 5
  • Our soccer expert: Geovanny Araya is our resident soccer expert. Yesterday, he went 2-1. He actually bet on three draws yesterday and won two of them. The result was a cool $412 added to the bankroll. That puts Geovanny up $1164 over the last 30 days.
  • 4-0: Mario Deluca and Randall Dickelman both went 4-0 yesterday. Mario won $400 while Randall bought points and ended up with $391. Still a nice haul. For the month, both cappers are doing well. Randall is up $1865 while Mario has winnings of $1103.
  • Six cappers go 3-0: The next six cappers on yesterday’s leaderboard all went 3-0 and won $300. Five were Sports Hub guys – Neal Harris, Al Grant, Seth Cohen, James Anderson, and SWJ Sports. The only non-SportsHub guy was Scott Wetzel. Just so you’re aware, Seth is our new 30-day leader. He’s won 64.21 percent of his bets with winnings of $2347.
  • Rounding out the top-10: William Taylor is back again. He went 4-1 yesterday and won $290. That gives him a 10-3 record over the last three days and $731 in winnings. For the last 30 days, Williams is up $1355.

The bottom line, of course, is that Sports Hub handicappers win and they win consistently. When you’re unsure of how to bet a certain game, visit our picks database. You can search for handicappers a number of different ways…by sport, by time frame (7 days, 14 days, etc.), by bet type, and more. Find the capper (or cappers) for you and get on the right side of the action!

Pistons Trending in the Wrong Direction

Yes, the Pistons are trending, but for all the wrong reasons. At some point, they’ve got to win a game, right? The Pistons aren’t the only team or player that is trending news right now. We always like to take a look at what is going on in the sports world. It can help when betting on sports.

Here’s what’s trending today.

  • Yamamoto: The Dodgers just keep adding superstars to their roster. After signing two-way star and two-time AL MVP Shohei Ohtani last week, they nabbed the best pitcher in Japan this week. LA signed Yoshinobu Yamamoto to a 12-year, $325 million contract. Yamamoto has starred in Japan’s Pacific League for the last five years, winning the last three straight league MVP awards.
  • Pistons streak reaches 25: If you didn’t know by now, the Pistons are bad…really bad. The Pistons will face Brooklyn (13-14) for a back-to-back then play at Boston (21-6). They will then play Toronto, Houston, Utah, and Golden State. Only the Rockets have a winning record. The Pistons visit Denver (19-10) on Jan. 7 and get Sacramento (16-10) at home on Jan. 9. That leads up to the Pistons best shot at a win on Jan. 10. They’ll play the 4-23 San Antonio Spurs.
  • Rare triple-double: Iowa senior Caitlin Clark scored 35 points, had 17 rebounds, and dished out 10 assists in the Hawkeyes win over Loyola-Chicago last night. It was the 13th triple-double of Clark’s career and only the second in NCAA history with at least 35 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists.
  • Rams: As mentioned, the Rams beat New Orleans last night 30-22. It was the Rams fifth win in their last six games. The win moves LA to 8-7 and gives them the No. 6 spot in the NFC playoff race right now.

Pistons Can’t Lose – They’re Not on the Schedule!

One good thing for the Detroit Pistons tonight…they can’t lose because they are not on the schedule. There are six games on the NBA schedule. It’s a quiet night in the NHL too. There is a college football bowl game and some college basketball to keep us busy until we get to a big weekend of football. 

If you’re looking for help with tonight’s Gasparilla Bowl, don’t forget to check our college football bowl picks page. You’ll find all kinds of information about the upcoming bowls as well as the best picks available.

Here’s today’s schedule.

  1. NBA: Six games are on tap tonight. Washington visits Golden State in an ESPN game starting at 10:00 p.m. ET. Denver plays at Brooklyn, which will come back and play Saturday night against the Pistons.
  2. NHL: There are only four NHL games, but one of them features the red-hot New York Rangers. The Rangers have won three in a row and seven of their last 10. New York will host Edmonton, which is also 7-3 in its last 10 games. The Rangers now have the most points (45) in the Eastern Conference.
  3. Gasparilla Bowl: The Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl is tonight pitting Georgia Tech against Central Florida. Both teams are 6-6, just like last night’s Boca Raton Bowl. That one ended up 45-0. Will we see something similar tonight? There are seven picks in our database already for this game. There will be more to come too.
  1. NCAAB: Friday isn’t usually a big day for NCAA men’s basketball. Tonight actually gives us a ton of great college basketball action with several ranked teams in action. No. 2 Kansas hosts Yale. No. 6 Marquette plays a Big East game against Georgetown at home. There are nearly three dozen CBB picks in our database already. Check periodically throughout the day for more.
  2. Soccer: Like college basketball, Fridays are usually the lull before the weekend storm. There is one Premier League match and a couple matches in Italy’s Serie A. Check to see how Geovanny Araya is betting. Remember, he was our overall leader yesterday among all of our world-class handicappers.

Well, today’s schedule should be enough to tide us over until we hit the weekend. It’s gonna be a big one too. We’ve got Saturday NFL games, a slew of CFB bowl games, and much more. Plus, we’re that much closer to Christmas! Enjoy the day. Bet with your head and win! See you tomorrow.