You can now bet on the NBA win totals 2021-22 for all of your favorite teams! The odds are up-to-date; they reflect the probability of each team’s success, and they already have included all of the substantial off-season moves that took place. Below, all of the best (and worst) win total futures will be covered. Take a look at some of your favorite ones and prepare to place some bets!
Win Totals Explained And Odds Changes
Win totals define how many wins any given team is expected to win. For example, if the odds are even for the Indiana Pacers winning 41.5 wins, they are expected to win 41.5 games exactly. If you believe they will win more, then you would bet the over. Meanwhile, if you think they will underperform this year and struggle, you would want to bet the under.
Win totals and odds change constantly depending on specific catalysts throughout the season. These could include hot streaks, cold streaks, injuries, trades, or locker room issues! As time goes on, it gets easier to predict whether a team will get to its mark or not. That is why the odds are generally more favorable before the season starts.
Win Totals Futures Bettors
Win total futures are best for bettors who feel extremely strong about the direction of a particular team. Suppose you think that the Chicago Bulls are underrated because of the off-season overhaul that included them landing Alex Caruso, Lonzo Ball, and DeMar DeRozan. In that case, the Bulls’ win total future may be for you. Below, I have highlighted some of my favorite win total futures below that I firmly believe.
NBA Win Totals 2021-22
Golden State Warriors
Golden State won 39 games last year in a 72-game season. If you take the Warriors’ win percentage and multiply it by a regular, 82-game season, they would have secured an additional 5-6 games. That would put them right around 44 or 45. This year, Wiseman has another year of experience, Klay Thompson is back, and healthy, and the Warriors secured Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga in the draft, both of whom could be impact players on Day 1.
Additionally, Golden State still has Andrew Wiggins on its roster. People highly underestimate this team, especially with how many defensive weapons it has between Kuminga, Thompson, Wiggins, and Green. The Warriors will continue to help develop Wiseman as a rim protector on defense as well. Even if they aren’t the offensive powerhouse they used to be, the Warriors’ ceiling is still awfully high.
Orlando finished last season with an abysmal 21-51 record. The Magic lost Markelle Fultz to an ACL tear and did not have Jonathan Isaac all season long. Additionally, they underwent several huge changes towards the end of the season when they traded Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, and Nikola Vucevic all to different teams. It marked the start of a complete rebuild. Although, the Magic have plenty of pieces to still compete in the Eastern Conference.
They secured Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner in the draft and will have a healthy Jonathan Isaac coming back to the team. Also, Orlando has Wendell Carter Jr, Chuma Okeke, Cole Anthony, Mo Bamba, Terrence Ross, R.J. Hampton, Robin Lopez, and Markelle Fultz, when he is healthy again. This is not a team that will win fewer than 22 games.
New York Knicks
This is another head-scratcher. New York has added value in all the right places (Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker) and subtracted players it no longer needed. Tom Thibodeau is returning as head coach for an ambitious, tough team. Why are they projected to go under .500 then? That’s the million-dollar question. New York allowed the least amount of points per game to opponents last year and ranked first in team opponent shooting percentage.
Adding Fournier and Walker to the roster should help them improve offensively, and those two catalysts combined should create even more success. This team should be projected to win closer to 50 wins this year.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder hold some of the most bearish sentiment in the NBA. There is little to be excited about outside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and now Josh Giddey in that organization. If a plethora of future draft picks excite a fan base, they may be content. Otherwise, it is just the waiting game. In the meantime, OKC is poised to have one of the worst seasons in recent memory.
If winning less than 24 games seems low, just remember that the Thunder play in the Western Conference. There will likely be teams well over .500 that won’t make the playoffs. Those teams will dust the Thunder, especially if Shai Gilgeous-Alexander even misses any time this season.
Boston can’t seem to get it right. As if there wasn’t enough turmoil internally, Danny Ainge stepped down from his role, and Brad Stevens replaced him as head of basketball operations in the front office. Despite Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown being bonafide stars, there just doesn’t seem to be enough chemistry to gain serious traction. Remember, in the 72-game season last year, Boston was 36-36 (.500). Tatum and Brown played most regular-season games, so it’s not like injuries railroaded their season.
Without Stevens holding the clipboard, I don’t know what to think. Ime Udoka can coach; there’s no doubt about that. However, first-year coaches are far from guarantees in the beginning.
Let’s preface this by saying that I am a huge Luka Doncic fan. He is an MVP-caliber player who can do everything on the floor. Criticisms of his defense have been met as he has improved significantly in that area. It seems there are many bullish bettors on the Mavs, and it makes sense. Truthfully, 48.5 feels a bit steep, though. Dallas plays in the Western Conference with other great teams like the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trailblazers, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, and Memphis Grizzlies.
Every one of those teams is a playoff-contending squad with plenty of talent. This Mavs may hit the over, but for that to happen, Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic will have to co-exist, several players will have to step up into more prominent offensive roles, and Jason Kidd has to be a good fit at head coach. That’s too many “ifs” for me to feel comfortable that they will win 50 games.
There are plenty of exciting NBA win totals that could be of great interest to eager basketball bettors. It seems that crazy moves happen every off-season now. Thus, the odds have to be adjusted accordingly. The Chicago Bulls are a team that saw a near-complete overhaul that immediately puts them in contention to make the playoffs and cause some problems. Therefore, the last season’s results are becoming less and less relevant.
I like the Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, and New York Knicks to win more games than expected. Meanwhile, I’m bearish on the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Dallas Mavericks to reach their expected win total.