With the 2022-23 NBA season only a couple of months away, oddsmakers have released regular-season NBA win totals odds. The Milwaukee Bucks are projected to finish with the best record in the league.
BetOnline Sportsbook has set the Bucks’ OVER/UNDER wins mark at 53, two more than the team’s total a season ago. The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns, two contenders in the NBA championship odds, are tied for second in the NBA win total odds at 52.5 wins each.
As free agency unfolds and with some big trades possibly in the works, it’s worth noting that the sportsbook has not provided win totals for every NBA team.
The Indiana Pacers are projected to finish last in 2022-23 NBA win totals, with BetOnline Sportsbook placing their OVER/UNDER at a measly 23.5.
If you’d like to learn how to bet on NBA games, be sure to check out our basketball betting guide, in addition to our NBA Betting News. For now, let’s take a look at the OVER/UNDER NBA win totals odds for all the listed NBA teams.
Bucks Lead Projected 2022-23 NBA Win Totals
|Team||Win Total||Last Season Wins||OVER||UNDER|
|Golden State Warriors||52||53||-125||-105|
|Los Angeles Clippers||52.5||42||-115||-115|
|Los Angeles Lakers||TBD||33||TBD||TBD|
|New Orleans Pelicans||45||36||-115||-115|
|New York Knicks||TBD||37||TBD||TBD|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||26||24||-115||-115|
|Portland Trail Blazers||40.5||27||-115||-115|
|San Antonio Spurs||24.5||34||-115||-115|
Odds as of August 3 at BetOnline Sportsbook
Why The Bucks Have The Highest Win Total
The Bucks lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, so it’s a bit odd to see their squad so highly regarded in terms of NBA win total odds, but there’s a case to be made Milwaukee is one of the most consistently productive teams in the league. The sportsbooks see that, too.
Milwaukee has won the Atlantic Division four years in a row, as superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has helped the club skyrocket from basement-dweller to perennial contender. With bench boss Mike Budenholzer returning and a full year of Khris Middleton, the Bucks look like a fine pick to be the winningest team in the regular season.
NBA Teams’ Win Totals To Monitor
Philadelphia 76ers UNDER 50.5 (-105)
The 76ers are a top-heavy team loaded with superstar skill sets. Joel Embiid, a solid NBA MVP candidate, and James Harden form a solid one-two punch, but there are questions about how the rest of the roster fills out.
Philly finished 28th in the league in bench points in 2021-22. If either Harden or Embiid missed significant time with an injury, which has happened in previous years, the 76ers’ chances would fall apart. Winning 51 games is tough, even in a good season, which is why we like the UNDER on Philadelphia’s win total odds.
Minnesota Timberwolves OVER 48.5 (-115)
The T-Wolves won 46 games last season, despite some early controversy caused by a general manager change in late September. Minnesota’s trio of Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards played well, but never clicked well enough to shoot the team to championship contender status.
That’s expected to change in 2022-23 – and the 48.5 win total OVER/UNDER reflects that. T-Wolves GM Sachin Gupta swung a league-shaking blockbuster trade, acquiring three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert without comprising his star-studded core.
There are higher expectations in Minny nowadays, which is why we like the OVER on total regular-season wins.
NBA Win Totals: Best Bet
New Orleans Pelicans OVER 45 wins (-115)
Zion. Zion. Zion.
The crux of this pick hinges on Williamson returning to the floor in solid physical shape and with a motivation to bully defenders in the paint.
Considered the greatest NBA prospect since LeBron James, Zion missed the entire 2021-22 season with a foot issue that’s plagued his young pro career. In his absence, the Pelicans struggled, finishing 23rd in team shooting percentage (45.7 percent) and winning only 36 games. That will change when the 22-year-old returns in 2022-23.
Backed by the commitment of a five-year maximum contract extension and complementary teammates such as Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas, the blueprints are all there for a breakthrough season in New Orleans.
How To Understand NBA Win Totals
When you check out a basketball betting site, you’ll see odds for team win totals displayed like this:
The number beside the team name is its projected regular-season win total. In this case, it’s 46. If you think Boston is going to win more than 46 games, you would take the OVER at -120.
A $100 bet would give you a payout of $183.33 – you get your $100 back along with your winnings of $83.33. Conversely, if you think they’re going to win fewer than 46 games, you’d take the UNDER at -110. That same $100 would give $190.91 – your original money returns, coupled with your prize of $90.91.
Our Odds Calculator will show you what you’d get on a winning bet based on the odds and amount wagered.
What Is A Prop Bet On NBA Win Totals Odds?
Although this may look like a totals bet because of the OVER/UNDER aspect, this is actually a prop bet because you’re technically wagering on the occurrence or non-occurrence of a specific player or team milestone. In this case, the marker is the total number of wins being more or less than the oddsmaker’s set number.
To get the best value on your NBA prop bets, take odds you like as soon as you see them. When oddsmakers set the lines, they could change as the season progresses and more games are played.
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