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NBA Total Team Wins Odds on DraftKings Sportsbook
- Washington Wizards Over 2.5 +160/Under 2.5 -215
- Memphis Grizzlies Over 3.5 +110/Under 3.5 -143
- New Orleans Pelicans Over 5.5 +160/Under 5.5 -215
- Orlando Magic Over 2.5 -240/Under 2.5 +175
- Phoenix Suns Over 2.5 +160/Under 2.5 -215
- Portland Trail Blazers Over 3.5 +150/Under 3.5 -200
- Sacramento Kings Over 3.5 +175/Under 3.5 -240
- San Antonio Spurs Over 2.5 +100/Under 2.5 -134
- Boston Celtics Over 5.5 +150/Under 5.5 -200
- Denver Nuggets Over 3.5 -159/Under 3.5 +120
- Houston Rockets Over 4.5 +110/Under 4.5 -143
- Indiana Pacers Over 4.5 -106/Under 4.5 -125
- Los Angeles Clippers Over 5.5 -143/Under 5.5 +110
- Los Angeles Lakers Over 5.5 -115/Under 5.5 -115
- Miami Heat Over 4.5 +160/Under 4.5 -215
- Milwaukee Bucks Over 6.5 +150/Under 6.5 -200
- Oklahoma City Thunder Over 4.5 +160/Under 4.5 -215
- Philadelphia 76ers Over 5.5 +130/Under 5.5 -177
- Toronto Raptors Over 4.5 -115/Under 4.5 -115
- Utah Jazz Over 4.5 +130/Under 4.5 -177
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No. 5: San Antonio Spurs — Under 2.5 (-134): This may seem like a crazy prediction since the Spurs have made the NBA Playoffs every year since drafting Tim Duncan first overall in 1997, but I am confident that comes to an end this year. San Antonio has four teams ahead of them in the race for the No. 8 seed, and the team’s second-leading scorer, LaMarcus Aldridge, is out for the remainder of the season. Coach Gregg Popovich has made a career out of exceeding expectations, but I think the Spurs’ seeding games schedule is too difficult to reach three wins.
No. 4: Utah Jazz — Under 4.5 (-177): It has been a turbulent past four months for the Utah Jazz organization and their fans. All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell both tested positive for COVID-19 and ESPN reported those two players were not getting along. Then ESPN also aired the documentary “The Last Dance” based on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls teams that defeated the Jazz in two consecutive NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998. Legendary coach Jerry Sloan passed away and the team’s second-leading scorer, Bojan Bogdanovic, was declared out for the season due to wrist surgery. I do not expect any of those events to translate well to how Utah will perform in the seeding games. The Jazz may be able to capitalize on playing the Spurs twice, but I do not see the Jazz winning three additional games to reach the Over 4.5 wins plateau.
No. 3: Oklahoma City Thunder — Over 4.5 (+160): The Thunder has a roster full of guys who were either traded as part of a package to acquire a star player or “salary dumped” since their contact was considered too high by their previous team. OKC’s leader, Chris Paul, checks both of those boxes and I expect him to be very productive during this format that he helped shape as president of the National Basketball Players Association. Since the Thunder is part of the group of teams in the Western Conference which can end up anywhere between the No. 2 and No. 7 seeds, Oklahoma City can put itself in good position to break a three-year streak of “first round and out” playoff appearances. The Thunder has the benefit of playing the two teams with the worst records remaining, the Wizards and Suns, so I expect the team to win both of those games and go at least 3-3 in the other six to hit the over.
No. 2: Sacramento Kings — Over 3.5 (+175): I have already written about why I am bullish on Sacramento in a previous article, and I think the Kings are undervalued for the win total as well. Five of the team’s remaining eight games are against teams under .500, and Sacramento’s final game may be against a Lakers team whose focus is already on the playoffs. It is concerning that second-leading scorer Buddy Hield and two of his teammates, Alex Len and Jabari Parker, tested positive for COVID-19, but hopefully they will be 100% healthy when their season resumes on July 31st.
No. 1: Milwaukee Bucks — Under 6.5 (-200): I am normally not attracted to odds as short as -200, but this line is too good to pass up. The Bucks only need to win two more games to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, so I expect them to treat the seeding games as an eight-game tune-up to get ready for the playoffs. Milwaukee has been a juggernaut this season and currently has a winning percentage of .815. Winning seven of seeding eight games would mean an improved winning percentage of .875 against better opponents, after a long layoff and without any real incentive to dominate. For those reasons, I think Bucks Under 6.5 is a lock.
Analysis by Tyler Stevens
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