It’s hard to believe that the NBA season is right around the corner again, but as the calendar turns to October, teams are starting their training camps and will begin preseason games before you know it. Basketball betting odds for the season are beginning to be posted.
Below is a list of all 30 teams in the Association and their NBA odds for regular season win totals for the 2016-17 NBA season.
NBA Odds: 2016-17 Regular Season Win Totals
- Atlanta Hawks: 43.5
- Boston Celtics: 51.5
- Brooklyn Nets: 22
- Charlotte Hornets: 40.5
- Chicago Bulls: 39
- Cleveland Cavaliers: 57
- Dallas Mavericks: 39.5
- Denver Nuggets: 37
- Detroit Pistons: 45.5
- Golden State Warriors: 66
- Houston Rockets: 43.5
- Indiana Pacers: 45
- Los Angeles Clippers: 54
- Los Angeles Lakers: 25.5
- Memphis Grizzlies: 44
- Miami Heat: 35.5
- Milwaukee Bucks: 36
- Minnesota Timberwolves: 42.5
- New Orleans Pelicans: 36.5
- New York Knicks: 39.5
- Oklahoma City Thunder: 45.5
- Orlando Magic: 36.5
- Philadelphia 76ers: 27.5
- Phoenix Suns: 27.5
- Portland Trail Blazers: 46.5
- Sacramento Kings: 32.5
- San Antonio Spurs: 57
- Toronto Raptors: 50
- Utah Jazz: 48.5
- Washington Wizards: 42.5
(Odds courtesy of BookMaker.eu)
Golden State Warriors
For the second consecutive season, the Golden State Warriors have a regular season win total the likes of which we had previously never seen at 66 games. They broke the regular season record last year with 73 wins, before ultimately coming up short in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, but all of the key cogs to the club are back once again.
Oh yes, and they added one of the Top 10 talents in the league in Kevin Durant as well. Though the Dubs are unequivocally more talented now than they were last year, they also realized in the playoffs that the grind to get to 73 wins was unnecessary and ultimately meant nothing without winning the NBA title.
Steve Kerr will certainly ask less of his team in the 2016-17 regular season, though surely, that won’t hurt the Golden State Warriors’ odds of being at the top of the league this year.
The lowest of the regular season win totals is actually a relatively high number from what we’re used to seeing. The number to beat is just 22 wins, and it belongs to the Brooklyn Nets. Imagine how low that number would have been had the Nets played in the powerful West as opposed to the weak East?
The Nets were horribly mismanaged from the point that Mikhail Prokhorov took over as their owner, and they’re paying the price now as one of the worst teams in the NBA with one of the dimmest futures as well with all of the draft assets that are still going out the window.
After a 21-win season last year, Brooklyn figures to again be headed for at least 50 losses, though to fail to beat this regular season win total, it would require another 60-loss campaign.
In a somewhat related story, one of the teams the oddsmakers expect a huge upswing from in NBA futures for this season is another team in the Atlantic Division, the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Sixers have won a total of just 28 games in their last two seasons, and they haven’t won more than 19 games in three straight years. That said, they’ve got a regular season win total of 27.5 this year, 17.5-games better than their 10-72 season from a year ago.
The raw talent is here on this roster for sure, but that talent needs to be realized eventually. The NBA betting oddsmakers are hoping that this is the year some of that talent is flashed, especially while playing in one of the weakest divisions in the NBA.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Miami Heat are expecting to take some steps backwards. Dwyane Wade is gone, and Chris Bosh hasn’t been cleared to return to play with all of his heart problems. Goran Dragic is now the only superstar left on this team, and the oddsmakers definitely see that as a problem.
Miami won 48 games a year ago and finished atop the Southeast Division after a three-way tie with Atlanta and Charlotte. This year, just making the playoffs will be a huge challenge. The Heat are featured with a win total of just 35.5 victories, 12.5-games off of their clip from last season.
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