2016-17 NBA Win Total OddsNoah Williams
With the 2016 NBA season quickly approaching, pro basketball betting enthusiasts across the globe can now cash in on each team’s regular season win total odds.
Thanks to this expert NBA basketball betting analysis, you’re going to get the inside scoop on a handful of title contenders and just who they’ll fare against their Over/Under win total odds.
Let’s get started with a look at every team’s regular season win total odds.
2016-17 NBA Regular-Season Win Totals
The over/under benchmark for regular-season wins for each NBA team for the 2016-17 season, as determined by the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas:
The championship runner-up Golden State Warriors have the league’s highest win total odds at a whopping 66.5 games after winning 73 games a year ago and adding superstar forward Kevin Durant in free agency.
LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, along with the Tim Duncan-less San Antonio Spurs re both tied for second place at 56.5 wins while the Los Angeles Clippers (53.5) and rebuilding Boston Celtics (51.5) are the only other teams in the league with win total odds over 50 games.
Just one day after the Dubs signed Durant, the Warriors opened with a regular season win total at 68.5 in what was the highest win total odds ever posted.
As a matter of fact, Golden State’s win total odds are completely unusual with elite title contenders in past years featuring opening win total odds averaging 61.5 wins.
A handful of teams that missed out on reaching the postseason a year ago are now expected to make significant improvements with the Philadelphia 76ers having a win total figure of 27 despite the fact that they won just 10 games last season.
After hiring defensive taskmaster Tom Thibodeau, the blossoming Minnesota Timberwolves have a solid win total of 41.5 games despite winning a modest 29 games last season.
The Utah Jazz are another non-playoff participant from last season that is expected to improve in a big way with a win total of 47.5 wins.
The lowly Brooklyn Nets are at the polar opposite end of the win total odds at 20.5 wins while the rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers are next-to-last at 24.5 wins
Not surprisingly, oddsmakers say that almost four times as much money has been bet on the Warriors than any other team with almost 60 percent of hoops bettors backing Steph Curry and company to bring home the championship trophy.
Ironically, the New York Knicks (80/1) have had more money bet on them to win the championship than any other team.