The Detroit Pistons and gamification company Low6 have announced a partnership and release of a free-to-play pick ’em game, Pistons Picks.
Detroit is the latest professional sports team and first NBA squad to partner with the U.K.-based company. Most recently, Low6 partnered with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars.
“We are thrilled to be working with a team which has such a great history, including three NBA titles, and this partnership with Low6 will bring next-level gamification for fans,” Jamie Mitchell, Low6 co-founder and group CEO, said in a news release.
An availability date for the app, which will be found in the iOS App Store and on Android, was not immediately available. A message left with a Low6 representative was not returned.
How to play Pistons Picks for free
Unlike most paid wagering opportunities written about here at PlayMichigan, this game is free to play.
For Pistons Picks, players will make predictions on designated game outcomes to earn points. The more points accumulated, the better the chance to win exclusive prizes offered by the Pistons, including tickets, autographed memorabilia and meets with alumni Pistons players.
The game will be similar to others Low6 has on its docket, including UFC Picks and golf-themed products European Tour Picks, and the upcoming PGA TOUR F2P.
Brenden Mallette, senior vice president of corporate partnerships & engagement for the Pistons, said in a release that the team is thrilled with the game’s launch.
“The Detroit Pistons organization is dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to interact and engage with our fans, and this game will do just that,” Mallette said.
Pistons struggling to get a second win
Another way to increase that interaction would involve putting a more competitive product on the floor. And that’s been a struggle thus far for Detroit to begin the 2021-22 NBA betting season.
Since regular-season play began, the Pistons have netted just one win when they defeated the Orlando Magic 110-103 on Oct. 30 at Little Caesars Arena. Detroit is just 2-5 against the spread on the season.
For Thursday’s home matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers, Michigan sportsbooks have not yet released lines. But you can find live odds for each game of the season on our updated NBA live odds page.