Vegas Over/Under: 67.5
The Record Projection: 70-12 of fromal The Bet: Avoid lean over
Generally, avoid gambling on teams that have to have a season that is historic in order to reward fans of the over.
Though 67.5 victories might seem a bit low for a ridiculously talented roster which somehow got better after winning 67 matches and earning its second title in three Decades, just six squads have emerged successfully from 68 or even 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 season’s Golden State Warriors are every bit as gifted as the aforementioned squads. After bringing all their crucial pieces and incorporating Jordan Bell, Nick Young and Omri Casspi to the combination, 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.
However, this high up on the scale, no allowance for error exists. One or two big injuries could 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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