Las Vegas Sets Over-Under Win Totals for All NBA Teams

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistSeptember 20, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 10: Ben Simmons #25 of Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during 2016 Summer League on July 10, 2016 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees tha
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NBA fans, get out the pitchforks. Las Vegas' Westgate Superbook unveiled its 2016-17 over-under win benchmarks for all 30 NBA teams.

Despite adding Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors are expected to fall short of replicating last year's 73 victories. Yet they're still projected to finish 10 games above the San Antonio Spurs and NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers with a 66.5-win line.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Philadelphia 76ers were given a 27.5 line after attaining 10 victories last season. Vegas is counting on big things from newcomers Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric. That means leapfrogging the Phoenix Suns (26.5), the Los Angeles Lakers (24.5) and the Brooklyn Nets (20.5) as the NBA's fourth-worst squad.

The Utah Jazz (47.5) and Minnesota Timberwolves (41.5) are poised to enter 2016 as popular breakout picks. Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks (39.5) and Miami Heat (36.5) are trending downward.

Now here comes the fun part where every fan claims his or her favorite team isn't receiving enough respect. 

UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:05 p.m. ET [Thomas Duffy]

As noted by ESPN Chalk’s David Payne Purdum, the Knicks surprisingly received more championship bets than any team:

David Payne Purdum @DavidPurdum

Sidenote to NBA win totals: More bets have placed on the Knicks to win NBA title than any other team @LVSuperBook. https://t.co/s44FdfeTPI

[CBS Sports]

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