Vegas Over/Under: 67.5
The Record Projection: 70-12 of fromal The Bet: Avoid but lean over
In order to reward supporters of this over in general, avoid betting on teams which have to have a season that is historic.
Although 67.5 successes may seem a bit low for a talented roster which somehow got better later winning 67 matches and making its second title in three years, just six squads have emerged from 68 or more regular-season competitions in One 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 back all their crucial pieces and adding Jordan Bell, Nick Young and Omri Casspi into the mix, they might well be the most talented team in NBA history. We’re even comfortable projecting them to break beyond the 70-win threshold yet again.
But this high up no margin for error exists. Two injuries or one would make reaching 68 victories impossible. One stretch of shooting could wreck their opportunities.
Stay away, no matter how confident you may be in this bunch.
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