Although the NBA season doesnt begin until October, oddsmakers and bettors are expecting the effort will unfold along with the Milwaukee Bucks lead the pack for win totals that are projected according to sportsbooks.
The Bucks had the best record in the NBA last season and BetOnline has set their OVER/UNDER line at 56.5 wins. Following after the Bucks will be the Los Angeles Clippers in 54.5,??Philadelphia 76ers at 54.5, Utah Jazz at 53.5 along with Houston Rockets at 53.5 to round out the top five totals on the oddsboard.
Lets take a look that I believe will either surpass or fall below expectations:
I thought if LeBron James did not get hurt on Christmas Day theyd win 50 games. They get a relaxed LeBron and include Anthony Davis to the mix? This one feels as a no-brainer to take the OVER.
The depth they added to the roster was however you cant dismiss the additions of Avery Bradley, Danny Green, Jared Dudley and DeMarcus Cousins. Two of those four got done playing in the NBA Finals and all are above-average defenders with firing ability.
Do I believe they could win the NBA championship? Not probably, but I do think if everyone stays relatively healthy they can easily acquire 52 to 56 games during the regular year.
Where the Spurs regressed, did I miss the memo? Yes, they had to settle for nabbing DeMarre Carroll for wing depth and struck on free service but this remains a team that was well-constructed and they are getting their point shield.
Dejounte Murray has reportedly looked good in offseason rehabilitation which has been the Spurs weakness last year after they needed to rely a lot on Derrick White and Bryn Forbes for their direct ball-handler.
San Antonio is such a tough place for opponents to perform along with last season??the Spurs??had the in-house house record in the Western Alliance. They were the most efficient shooting team from the NBA despite carrying the number of efforts, when they led the team in shooting percentage.
They play in a branch with Pelicans and the Grizzlies, that wont be good next year. I believe theyll still squeak into the postseason and I believe that they can replicate that accomplishment, later winning 48 matches in 2018-19.
Gone are the glory years of the Chicago Bulls from the Jordan and Rose eras and today this franchise is in a constant state of rebuild even though they keep adding pieces each season. The Bulls did add anybody of significance outside of purpose guard Coby White in the draft and Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky in free agency.
The needle go defensively while I enjoy these enhancements and thats where the Bulls were a train wreck last season. They rated in the bottom five in three-point percent and both competitor field-goal percentage and ended tied for the worst home record in the NBA. I may see them winning 25 to 29 matches but 33??wins to the Bulls in the Eastern Conference — seems absurd.
Heres the list of projected win totals for your 2019-20 NBA period:
All odds courtesy of?? BetOnline as of August 6

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