Vegas Over/Under: 67.5
The Record Projection: 70-12 of fromal The Bet: Avoid lean over
To be able to reward fans of this over Generally, avoid betting on teams which need to get a historic season.
Although 67.5 successes may seem a bit low for a talented roster which somehow got better later winning 67 games and making its second title in three Decades, just six squads have emerged successfully from 68 or even more regular-season contests in One year:
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 gifted as the above squads. After bringing all their key pieces and incorporating Jordan Bell, Nick Young and Omri Casspi to the mix, they may well be the most talented team in NBA history. We are even comfortable projecting them to break past the 70-win threshold yet again.
But this high up on the scale, no allowance for error exists. Two injuries or one would make reaching 68 victories impossible. 1 stretch of cold shooting could wreck their chances.
Stay away, however confident you may be in this bunch.
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