NBA PROJECTED WIN TOTALS AND STANDINGS
NBA FINALS: DALLAS OVER MIAMI
Team over/under betting guide—win totals courtesy of Pinnacle Sports
Dallas over 42.5 wins and to win title (+1230): I expect Dallas to pick up where they left off after last year and finish as the league's top regular-season team in 2012. Yeah, losing Tyson Chandler will hurt a bit, but Lamar Odom is a more than adequate replacement and will become the team's second-leading scorer behind Nowitzki. The Lakers are a mess right now and San Antonio isn't getting any better.
The Clippers and Thunder pose the biggest threat to Dallas in the West, but I expect the Mavs to roll through the NBA again this season. At 12-1, Vegas oddsmakers have given bettors tremendous value and opportunity. Take it.
Memphis under 39.5 wins: The Grizzlies would need to finish 14 games above .500 for this total to go over and I don't see that happening. Memphis finished just 10 games above .500 last season and lost its best defender in Shane Battier. Sure, they had a nice little playoff run last year, but look for Memphis to settle back into mediocrity in 2012.
New Orleans under 24.5 wins
Utah over 25.5 wins
Golden State over 25.5 wins
Milwaukee under 30.5 wins