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The 2016-17 NBA season starts Tuesday, and online sportsbooks are gearing up for another exciting year on the hardwood. If you're looking for regular season win totals for every team in the Association, Sportsbook has you covered.
Here’s a look at the squads that have the best and worst odds in the upcoming hoops campaign, as well as which ones provide the most value for sports bettors:
No surprise here. Novice bettors will likely jump on the OVER 66.5 for the new-look Warriors, but it’s going to take some time for Kevin Durant to jell with his fellow superstar teammates. Cleveland rattled off 57 wins last year, but that was partly under ex-head coach David Blatt. The Cavs have rings for the first time in franchise history and last year’s regular season drama is in the rear-view mirror. I can easily see them going above the 56.5 number.
Boston is a newcomer to this category. The Celtics collected 48 W’s last year, and more playoff experience will help their cause. The C’s have the best young coach in the league, an enviable amount of depth, an invaluable new center in Al Horford and an abundance of Brooklyn Nets draft picks thanks to the hilariously lopsided Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett trade of 2013. Expect this number to rise in the coming years.
Hey, the Sixers aren’t in last anymore! Ex-general manager Sam Hinkie may have served as a martyr for Philly, but trusting the process is finally starting to pay dividends in the City of Brotherly Love. Dario Saric was lured from overseas and the injury-plagued Joel Embiid has finally been nursed back to health. Add in frontcourt stalwarts Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor, and this team may actually be watchable this year even without 2016 No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons. What a time to be alive.
Among Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Phoenix, the Nets are unquestionably the worst of the bunch. Brooklyn ended the 2015-16 season with a pitiful 21-61 record, and unless you think Jeremy Lin can single-handedly turn things around, I’m not sure if they can reach 21 wins again. On a positive note, at least the Barclays Center is nice and shiny!
The Trail Blazers were expected to be a cellar-dweller heading into last season, but all they did was put together 44 victories and advance to the second round of the playoffs. I’m not saying the Magic are going to make a deep postseason run, but the additions of Bismack Biyombo and Serge Ibaka are going to help win them a lot of games. Orlando went 35-47 last year, so putting some coin on the OVER 37.5 is the best value bet on the board, in my humble opinion.
Forty-two and a half victories for Charlotte is another puzzling number. The Hornets broke out in 2015-16 to the tune of 48 wins, and they re-signed the most important member of that team when Nicolas Batum came back on a five-year deal. Oddsmakers are expecting them to come back down to earth this season, but head coach Steve Clifford has his crew on the right path. Take the OVER.
Here's a look at the OVER/UNDER regular season win totals for every NBA team.