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2019-20 NBA Regular-Season Win Totals: Bucks, Clippers And Lakers Lead The Pack

NBA OVER UNDER Win Totals July 16 2019

After the NBA draft and a wild free-agency period, bettors and oddsmakers are already anticipating how the 2019-20 season will unfold and the Milwaukee Bucks lead the pack for projected win totals according to online sportsbooks.

The Bucks had the best record in the NBA last season and BetOnline has set their OVER/UNDER line at 56.5 wins. Following right after the Bucks are the Los Angeles Clippers at 55.5, Philadelphia 76ers at 53.5, Utah Jazz at 52.5, and Los Angeles Lakers/Houston Rockets at 51.5 to round out the top five totals on the oddsboard.

Let’s take a look at three candidates that I think will either surpass or fall below expectations:

Los Angeles Lakers OVER 51.5 (-120)

Look, I thought they would win 50 games last year if LeBron James didn’t get hurt on Christmas Day. Now, they get a rested LeBron and add Anthony Davis to the mix? This one feels like a no-brainer to take the OVER.

The depth they added to this roster wasn’t the top choices that were available but you can’t dismiss the additions of Demarcus Cousins, Danny Green, Jared Dudley and Avery Bradley. Two of those four just got done playing in the NBA Finals and all are above-average defenders with three-point shooting ability.

Do I think they can win the NBA championship? Not likely, but I do think they can easily win 52-56 games during the regular season if everyone stays relatively healthy.

San Antonio Spurs OVER 43.5 (-110)

Did I miss the memo where the Spurs regressed? Yes, they struck out on free agency and had to settle for nabbing DeMarre Carroll for more wing depth but this is still a well-constructed team and they’re getting their point guard back.

Dejounte Murray has reportedly looked great in offseason rehab from his knee injury and that was the Spurs’ weakness last year when they had to rely too much on Derrick White and Bryn Forbes to be their lead ball-handler.

San Antonio is still such a tough place for opponents to play and last season the Spurs had the second-best home record in the Western Conference. They were the most efficient shooting team in the NBA when they led the league in three-point shooting percentage despite taking the fewest number of attempts.

They also play in a division with the Grizzlies and Pelicans, who will not be good next season. I think they’ll still squeak into the postseason and after winning 48 games in 2018-19, I certainly think they can repeat that feat.

Chicago Bulls UNDER 30.5 (-105)

Gone are the glory years of the Chicago Bulls from the Jordan and Rose eras and now this franchise is in a constant state of rebuild even though they keep adding pieces each season. The Bulls didn’t really add anyone of significance outside of point guard Coby White in the draft and Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky in free agency.

While I like these additions, none of them move the needle defensively and that’s where the Bulls were a train wreck last season. They ranked in the bottom five in both opponent field-goal percentage and three-point percentage and finished tied for the worst home record in the NBA at 9-32 SU in 41 games. I could see them winning 25-29 games but 30 wins for the Bulls – even in the Eastern Conference – sounds absurd.

Here is the full list of projected win totals for the 2019-20 NBA season:

2019-20 NBA Regular-season Win Totals
Team2018-19 Wins2019-20 Win TotalOVERUNDER
Atlanta Hawks2932.5-110-110
Boston Celtics4948.5-110-110
Brooklyn Nets4245.5-110-110
Charlotte Hornets3924.5-110-110
Chicago Bulls2230.5-115-105
Cleveland Cavaliers1924.5-110-110
Dallas Mavericks3341.5-110-110
Denver Nuggets5450.5-110-110
Detroit Pistons4136.5-125+105
Golden State Warriors5747.5-130+110
Houston Rockets5351.5-120-105
Indiana Pacers4848.5-110-110
Los Angeles Clippers4855.5-110-110
Los Angeles Lakers3751.5-120+100
Memphis Grizzlies3327.5-110-110
Miami Heat3942.5-110-110
Milwaukee Bucks6056.5-110-110
Minnesota Timberwolves3635.5-110-110
New Orleans Pelicans3337.5-110-110
New York Knicks1727.5+105-125
Oklahoma City Thunder49N/AN/AN/A
Orlando Magic4241.5-110-110
Philadelphia 76ers5153.5+105-115
Phoenix Suns1926.5+100-120
Portland Trail Blazers5345.5-120+100
Sacramento Kings3935.5-110-110
San Antonio Spurs4843.5-110-110
Toronto Raptors5845.5-110-110
Utah Jazz5052.5-115-105
Washington Wizards3228.5-110-110

All odds courtesy of BetOnline as of July 16