DraftKings Sportsbook has released initial win totals for the 2021-22 NBA season. With the NBA draft and free agency wrapping up, here’s how the league’s 30 teams stack up according to oddsmakers. The NBA is planning to return to a full 82-game schedule this year, so keep that in mind when making any wagers. Here’s a look at some interesting numbers among the initial lines.
Chicago Bulls over 42.5 (+100) and Los Angeles Lakers over 53.5 (+100)
Chicago saw its NBA title odds rise after a busy free agency and Los Angeles made a blockbuster trade for Russell Westbrook before signing former Lakers to minimum contracts. Many expect the Bulls to make the playoffs, while the Lakers are contenders to win another title.
Given how the offseason has played out, it seems insane to be getting + odds at overs on relatively low numbers, especially for the Bulls. The Eastern conference is not as bad as it used to be, but Chicago is no worse than sixth at the moment. You can back this team to go over .500.
The Lakers will be going into the season relatively healthy and rested. They’ll also be contending in a slightly weaker Western conference than previous seasons. The Clippers are without Kawhi Leonard. The Nuggets will be without Jamal Murray for some time. The Suns should regress after a brilliant 2020-21 campaign. 53.5 seems like an appropriate line, but the over is very much in play here.
Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors 48.5 wins (Over -110, Under -110)
This is a big leap for the Heat, who won 44 games in 2019-20 and 40 games last season. Adding Kyle Lowry and PJ Tucker in free agency makes this line understandable, but the Heat coupled that with retaining Duncan Robinson and Victor Oladipo. If the latter comes back healthy, the over is going to be in play.
The Warriors’ season are almost entirely dependent on Klay Thompson’s health. If the two-way star is 100 percent, this team is a title contender. If he is in and out of the lineup, the Warriors are likely to remain a solid playoff team. James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody is an intriguing young trio worth monitoring this season, but Thompson is the big mystery for Golden State.
New York Knicks 41.5 wins (Over -110, Under -110)
The Knicks were one of the surprise teams from 2020-21, going 41-31 and making the playoffs. New York added Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier during the offseason, but its most important work might be filling out the roster with talents like Quentin Grimes and Miles McBride. Obi Toppin looks like a contender for Most Improved Player.
The East is much better in the middle of the conference, but the Knicks are going to be a playoff contender. They should be expected to improve on their record from last season, especially with 10 additional games and their improved roster. There’s not great value at -110, but the over should be the play here.
NBA 2021-22 Win Totals
|ATL Hawks||Over 46.5 -110||Under 46.5 -110|
|BKN Nets||Over 56.5 -115||Under 56.5 -105|
|BOS Celtics||Under 46.5 -110||Over 46.5 -110|
|CHA Hornets||Under 38.5 -115||Over 38.5 -105|
|CHI Bulls||Under 42.5 -120||Over 42.5 +100|
|CLE Cavaliers||Over 26.5 -110||Under 26.5 -110|
|DAL Mavericks||Over 48.5 -110||Under 48.5 -110|
|DEN Nuggets||Over 46.5 -110||Under 46.5 -110|
|DET Pistons||Over 24.5 -120||Under 24.5 +100|
|GS Warriors||Under 48.5 -110||Over 48.5 -110|
|HOU Rockets||Under 27.5 -120||Over 27.5 +100|
|IND Pacers||Under 42.5 -110||Over 42.5 -110|
|LA Clippers||Under 45.5 -110||Over 45.5 -110|
|LA Lakers||Under 53.5 -120||Over 53.5 +100|
|MEM Grizzlies||Over 41.5 -110||Under 41.5 -110|
|MIA Heat||Under 48.5 -110||Over 48.5 -110|
|MIL Bucks||Over 54.5 -120||Under 54.5 +100|
|MIN Timberwolves||Over 34.5 -110||Under 34.5 -110|
|NO Pelicans||Over 38.5 -120||Under 38.5 +100|
|NY Knicks||Over 41.5 -110||Under 41.5 -110|
|OKC Thunder||Under 23.5 -110||Over 23.5 -110|
|ORL Magic||Over 22.5 -125||Under 22.5 +105|
|PHI 76ers||Under 50.5 -110||Over 50.5 -110|
|PHO Suns||Under 51.5 -110||Over 51.5 -110|
|POR Trail Blazers||Under 44.5 -110||Over 44.5 -110|
|SA Spurs||Under 28.5 -110||Over 28.5 -110|
|SAC Kings||Over 35.5 -110||Under 35.5 -110|
|TOR Raptors||Under 36.5 -120||Over 36.5 +100|
|UTA Jazz||Over 51.5 -115||Under 51.5 -105|
|WAS Wizards||Under 34.5 -120||Over 34.5 +100|
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