Vegas Over/Under: 67.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 70-12 The Bet: Avoid but lean over
In order to reward fans of the over Generally, avoid betting on teams that need to get a season that is historic.
Although 67.5 victories might seem a bit low for a talented roster that somehow got better after winning 67 matches and making its second title in three Decades, only six squads have emerged successfully from 68 or even more regular-season contests 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 gifted as the aforementioned squads. After bringing all their key pieces and incorporating Jordan Bell, Nick Young and Omri Casspi into the mix, 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.
However, this high up no allowance for error exists. Two injuries or one could make reaching 68 victories impossible. One stretch of shooting could wreck their opportunities.
Stay away, no matter how confident you could be in this bunch.
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