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Vegas Releases Their Win Total Predictions for Every NBA Team


  • kdwarriors

    We are a mere five weeks away from the start of the 2016-17 NBA season and as such the Westgate Las Vegas Sports Super Book has released their annual over/under win totals for all 30 NBA teams for the upcoming season.

    For those who are unaware, an over/under total means bettors can bet on a team to win over the number of wins Vegas predicts for a specific team or under the predicted amount of wins.

    No surprise here, the Warriors have the highest win total prediction at 66.5 wins, while the Brooklyn Nets have the lowest predicted win total at 20.5 wins.

    Here all 30 win totals:

    Atlanta Hawks 43.5
    Boston Celtics 51.5
    Brooklyn Nets 20.5
    Charlotte Hornets 39.5
    Chicago Bulls 38.5
    Cleveland Cavaliers 56.5
    Dallas Mavericks 39.5
    Denver Nuggets 34.5
    Detroit Pistons 45.5
    Golden State Warriors 66.5
    Houston Rockets 41.5
    Indiana Pacers 43.5
    Los Angeles Clippers 53.5
    Los Angeles Lakers 24.5
    Memphis Grizzlies 43.5
    Miami Heat 36.5
    Milwaukee Bucks 39.5
    Minnesota Timberwolves 41.5
    New Orleans Pelicans 36.5
    New York Knicks 38.5
    Oklahoma City Thunder 45.5
    Orlando Magic 36.5
    Philadelphia 76ers 27.5
    Phoenix Suns 26.5
    Portland Trail Blazers 46.5
    Sacramento Kings 32.5
    San Antonio Spurs 56.5
    Toronto Raptors 49.5
    Utah Jazz 47.5
    Washington Wizards 42.5

    We thought it would be fun to share three teams we felt like Vegas is underestimating and three teams we think the sports books are too high on for 2016-17.


  • derrick-rose

    Derrick Rose thinks the Knicks are a super team akin to the Golden State Warriors, Vegas thinks the Knicks are a team that will struggle to win 40 games and will miss the postseason yet again. Ouch.

    The Knicks have been bad the past few seasons, but even a hobbled, inefficient, shell of the electric Derrick Rose we saw five years ago is an upgrade to what the Knicks had at point guard last season in Jose Calderon, Jerian Grant and Langston Galloway. Add in the veteran leadership and moxie of Joakim Noah, another year in Kristaps Porzingis’s development, a underrated two-way asset in Courtney Lee, a highly motivated and underpaid Brandon Jennings and a post Olympics team rejuvenated Carmelo Anthony and I see the Knicks making the postseason and even winning a playoff series potentially.

    Record Prediction: 45-37


  • grizz-crew

    The Grizzlies 2015-16 turned into an absolute nightmare as basically every key player on their roster missed large chunks of time and it seemed as though the grit and grind era in Memphis was dead and gone unceremoniously. The Grizzlies broke an NBA record by having 28 different players suit up for them last season, that is how dire it was in Memphis. The Grizzlies incredibly still managed to make the postseason in spite of all this and win 42 games with one of the interesting cast of characters ever assembled (Lance Stephenson, Tony Allen, Matt Barnes, “Birdman”).

    Then the 2016 off-season happened and the Grizzlies paid an exorbitant amount of money to re-sign Mike Conley and sign Chandler Parsons. Parsons is just the sort of catch-and-shoot, secondary ball handler the Grizzlies have been missing for years (he better be for $24 million) and if the Grizzlies can manage to stay relatively healthy (a big if) with their core back and intact, I see them easily winning more than 43 games.

    Record Prediction: 50-32


  • mavs-starting-5

    The Mavericks were another team that persevered through numerous injuries to sneak their way into the postseason in 2015-16 winning 42 games. They have one of the five best coaches in the NBA and maybe the most underrated in Rick Carlisle, great veteran leadership in Dirk Nowitzki, and have cycled in some new talent at positions they desperately needed.

    I am aware that Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes were clearly the worst two starters from the Warriors the past few years, but the Mavericks still added two starting players from a 73 win team! Bogut looked great for Australia in the Olympics and Harrison Barnes finally has the opportunity to prove he can be a go to guy. Wes Mathhews should be much healthier and better prepared to play this season as well. There is far too much basketball I.Q. and veteran leadership on this team to win 39 games if they can manage to stay relatively healthy.

    Record Prediction: 45-37


  • blazers

    The Blazers were the surprise team in the NBA last season, winning 44 games and earning the number five seed in the Western Conference and defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round after Chris Paul and Blake Griffin went down. They have one of the most dynamic and exciting young back courts in the NBA in Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum and surround them with a number of talented and well-placed role players.

    Everything broke right for the Blazers last season as they overachieved, but teams like that typically take a minor step back the following season, think the Bucks last season or the Suns in 2014-15. 47 wins seems a little high to me.

    Record Prediction: 41-41


  • The 76ers have failed to reach the 20 win plateau each of the past three seasons and when you consider they are going to hand the keys to the offense to a very raw (but talented) 20-year-old kid who can’t shoot or score consistently at this level at this point and surround him with a slew of inexperienced players who also can’t shoot for the most part, that doesn’t really equate to a very good team.

    The 76ers as they are currently constructed are extremely big heavy and in dire need of guys who can spread the floor, shoot and handle the ball. This team will easily win more than 10 games like they did last season, but 28 is too many in my opinion.

    Record Prediction: 22-60


  • timber-pups

    Don’t get me wrong, I am as excited about the Minnesota Timberwolves future and ability to compete for titles as anybody else with the potential Tim Duncan of this generation and potential two-way studs in Andre Wiggins and Kris Dunn. I also think Tom Thibodeau is a great hire and will get the most out of this team’s massive defensive potential. I just think they are still a young team that needs a little more time and another season to make the leap.

    The Timber-Pups are still in a very tough conference that features an incredible amont of talent and veteran leadership and teams. I think they will at least put themselves in the playoff conversation, but not quite take the step to being a playoff team in 2016-17.

    Record Prediction: 38-44


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