Vegas Over/Under: 67.5
The Record Projection: 70-12 of fromal The Bet: Avoid but lean over
To be able to reward fans of this over Generally, avoid betting on teams which need to have a season that is historic.
Although 67.5 victories might seem a bit low for a talented roster which somehow got better later winning 67 matches and earning its second title in three Decades, just six squads have emerged successfully from 68 or even more regular-season contests in a single season:
2015-16 Golden State Warriors: 73-9
1995-96 Chicago Bulls: 72-10
1996-97 Chicago Bulls: 69-13
1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers: 69-13
1972-73 Boston Celtics: 68-14
1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers: 68-13
This season’s Golden State Warriors are every bit as talented as the aforementioned squads. After bringing all their crucial pieces and adding Jordan Bell, Nick Young and Omri Casspi into the combination, they might well be the most talented team in NBA history. We are even comfortable projecting them to break beyond the 70-win brink yet again.
But this high up no margin for error exists. One or two major accidents could make reaching 68 victories impossible. 1 stretch of cold shooting could wreck their opportunities.
Stay away, no matter how confident you could be in this bunch.
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