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The Thunder will be better next year, but what are the oddsmakers saying about their expected wins?

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With the start of training camp within view, the Bovada sports book has released its season win total over/unders for the NBA. The west as a whole looks deep, with Portland at 8th and 42.5 wins and four 50 plus win teams. It should be another grueling season out west, while the east’s teams seem to weaken once again.

Sorted by division (thanks to ESPN)

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

Boston Celtics 56.5

Toronto Raptors 48.5

Philadelphia 76ers 42.5

New York Knicks 30.5

Brooklyn Nets 28.5

Central

Cleveland Cavaliers 53.5

Milwaukee Bucks 47.5

Detroit Pistons 38.5

Indiana Pacers 31.5

Chicago Bulls 21.5

Southeast

Washington Wizards 47.5

Miami Heat 43.5

Charlotte Hornets 42.5

Orlando Magic 33.5

Atlanta Hawks 25.5

Western Conference

Northwest

Oklahoma City Thunder 51.5

Minnesota Timberwolves 48.5

Denver Nuggets 45.5

Portland Trail Blazers 42.5

Utah Jazz 40.5

Pacific

Golden State Warriors 67.5

Los Angeles Clippers 43.5

Los Angeles Lakers 33.5

Sacramento Kings 28.5

Phoenix Suns 28.5

Southwest

Houston Rockets 55.5

San Antonio Spurs 54.5

New Orleans Pelicans 39.5

Memphis Grizzlies 37.5

Dallas Mavericks 35.5

The Thunder are slotted at 4th in the Western Conference, which would mean a first round matchup with the Timberwolves. A 4 game win increase may seem small but keep in mind the Thunder’s margin of victory a year ago was closer to a 43 win team, so adding depth and talent to 43 wins seems closer to the 51.5 value.

Thoughts on the lines? Would you take the over or under? Any other teams stand out as good bets?

Poll

Will the Thunder win more or less than 51.5 games?

This poll is closed

  • 83%
    Over
    (193 votes)
  • 16%
    Under
    (38 votes)
231 votes total Vote Now