By EE Sam
The NBA Season 2015/16 arrives this Tuesday October 27 and I couldn’t be more happier! I just feel that I have a better chance with NBA Season Win Totals rather than NFL or NCAA football because of the number of games and terrible coaches in the NBA. Before I talk about terrible coaches, (insert thought bubble with the words Derek Fisher, Byron Scott) here are the current NBA Season Win Totals from Pinnacle Sports:
Atlanta Hawks 49.5
Boston Celtics 45.5
Brooklyn Nets 28.5
Charlotte Hornets 34.0
Chicago Bulls 49.5
Cleveland Cavaliers 56.0
Dallas Mavericks 37.0
Denver Nuggets 27.5
Detroit Pistons 36.0
Golden State Warriors 60.5
Houston Rockets 56.5
Indiana Pacers 41.5
Los Angeles Clippers 56.5
Los Angeles Lakers 27.5
Memphis Grizzlies 50.5
Miami Heat 46.5
Milwaukee Bucks 43.5
Minnesota Timberwolves 27.5
New Orleans Pelicans 45.0
New York Knicks 29.5
Oklahoma City Thunder 57.5
Orlando Magic 34.5
Philadelphia 76ers 21.5
Phoenix Suns 37.0
Portland Trail Blazers 28.5
Sacramento Kings 36.0
San Antonio Spurs 56.5
Toronto Raptors 47.5
Utah Jazz 43.5
Washington Wizards 47.5
In doing research and reading previews, I found at Pinnacle Sports how they made their win projections for each team this season.
Season Win Total Projections
|Eastern Conference||Projected wins||Western Conference||Projected wins|
|Atlanta Hawks||51||Dallas Mavericks||44|
|Boston Celtics||41||Denver Nuggets||32|
|Brooklyn Nets||33||Golden State Warriors||58|
|Charlotte Hornets||37||Houston Rockets||47|
|Chicago Bulls||47||Memphis Grizzlies||47|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||52||LA Clippers||51|
|Detroit Pistons||41||LA Lakers||28|
|Indiana Pacers||40||Minnesota Timberwolves||27|
|Miami Heat||35||New Orleans Pelicans||44|
|Milwaukee Bucks||42||Oklahoma City Thunder||42|
|New York Knicks||22||Phoenix Suns||40|
|Orlando Magic||33||Portland Trail Blazers||50|
|Philadelphia 76ers||24||Sacramento Kings||36|
|Toronto Raptors||47||San Antonio Spurs||52|
|Washington Wizards||44||Utah Jazz||41|
For more on how the win projections were derived, check out their blog post.
Now onto my picks for this season.
UNDER 29.5 New York Knicks – Oh my, Derek Fisher is a walking car accident and Phil Jackson is just not a very good manager without having the uber star. Carmelo Anthony will check out by game 10 of the season.
OVER 56 Cleveland Cavaliers – After a year back in Cleveland, King LeBron James and 2nd year assistant coach, err, head coach David Blatt are going to be that more in synch with the team (no pieces to add) and each other. And LeBron won’t be taking a two week holiday during the season. Should be in the 60s.
UNDER 60.5 Golden State Warriors – This will be close, but with Steve Kerr on the sidelines healing from back surgery has Luke Walton who has one year NBA assistant coaching experience takes the reins indefinitely. I’m on the Under.
OVER 41.5 Indiana Pacers – Frank Vogel is a coach that one can consistently bank on and with Paul George back for a full season, the Pacers could get up to 46 to 48 victories.
UNDER 36 Sacramento Kings – George Karl vs “Boogie” Cousins vs Vivek Ranadive, the craziest owner in professional sports. I love this three man cage match and let’s see how long it goes!
Best of luck to everyone betting this NBA Season!
For the best prices and odds, visit PinnacleSports.com