Vegas Over/Under: 67.5
The Record Projection: 70-12 of fromal The Bet: Avoid but lean over
Generally, avoid gambling on teams which have to get a historic season in order to reward fans of the over.
Though 67.5 successes may seem a bit low for a ridiculously talented roster which somehow got better after winning 67 matches and earning its second title in three years, just six squads have emerged from 68 or more regular-season competitions 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 year’s Golden State Warriors are every bit as talented as the above squads. After bringing back all their crucial pieces and adding Jordan Bell, Nick Young and Omri Casspi to the mix, they may well be the most talented team in NBA history. We’re even comfortable projecting them to break past the 70-win threshold yet again.
However, this high up on the scale, no margin for error exists. One or two major injuries would make reaching 68 successes hopeless. 1 stretch of shooting can wreck their opportunities.
Stay away, however confident you could be in this bunch.
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