It’s go time. The NBA season finally opens up tonight and it has snuck up on me more than any season I can remember. Anyway, here are my over/under picks for the win totals for each team based on the numbers set at Pinnacle Sports.
This team was simply lights out against the spread last season, and they’ll be a solid team again, but I’m projecting them to fall slightly under 49 wins.
I love Brad Stevens, but I don’t think that roster can win 46 games in an improving Eastern Conference.
It wont be pretty, but I think my Nets can limp over the line and win around 30 games this season. I’m expecting Brook Lopez to take a leap forward this season.
Prior to the Michael Kidd-Gilchrist injury I would have said over, but I’ve now got cold feet on this team. Think they might slide just under.
I’d likely pick them as the top seed in the East and I expect them to win 55 games.
The team to beat in the East may get off to a tough start with some injuries to nurse. I see them winning 53 or 54 games.
I’ve got too much love for Rick Carlisle as a coach not to take the over here.
With so many Western Conference teams that’ll get a lot of wins, someone has to lose a lot of them as well, right?
I’m expecting big things from Andre Drummond this year and the Pistons can push 40 wins.
They were pretty lucky health-wise last season, and after a long title run there is a chance there are some heavy legs leading up to the All-Star break. Happy to take the under.
This line looks about right, I’ve actually projected the Rockets to win 57 games so can’t say it’s a great betting proposition.
I can’t say I’m buying any of the glass-half-full Pacers revival. They’ll be lucky to win 35 games.
I’ve got the Clippers winning 55 games, so it’s definitely a low-confidence pick.
The Kobe narrative is always fun but this team is still awful. They’ll fall slightly short.
They are always a tough team, but I also think they’ve missed their window. I expect a slight down year and project 47 wins for Memphis.
They’re well-coached and have some real savvy veteran players. That puts them in the 50-win conversation this season.
Jason Kidd is a great coach and he has some talent at his disposal. Something like 45 wins looks a fair projection.
A fun team that will be intriguing to watch, perhaps Minnesota can muster up 30 wins. This is a low-confidence pick.
I love Anthony Davis, who doesn’t? The rest of the roster just doesn’t really excite me.
Rule number one of over/under gambling is always take the Knicks under.
Your 2015-16 NBA Champions.
I just can’t get excited about the Magic. Something is missing!
I strongly advise you not to bet on this season’s win total for Philly.
I’m going to enjoy watching this team and my man Mirza Teletovic, but they’ll fall just shy of 37 wins.
It’s going to be a long, long year in Rip City.
This line has kept heading north since we picked it at 32.5 a few weeks back. I’d like to have seen some more positive signs from Rondo, but I’m going over.
I don’t feel good about this pick.
I have low confidence here, as I thought the line was pretty fair. I projected 46 Raptor wins.
No Dante, Exum no worries? Not quite. I’m pretty confident the Jazz fall short. 37 wins projected on my system.
They’ve been knocking on the door and if Otto Porter can make the leap to the next level, they’ll win close to 50 games.
Chicago Bulls OVER
Indiana Pacers UNDER
Utah Jazz UNDER
Oklahoma City Thunder OVER
Jake Henson has worked with corporate bookmakers and professional gamblers and will be providing regular NBA gambling advice throughout the season. Follow him on twitter and tweet him your thoughts on any betting market that tickles your fancy – @jwhenson_