Best NBA win total over/unders for the 2021/22 season

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Expectations are high for the Knicks and Tom Thibodeau. Photo from Star Tribune.

The 82-game regular season is finally back. For fans, this means more exciting games to watch and bet into. One way fans can bet is the NBA win totals in 2021/22 season.

NBA win totals 2021/22

As we head to the opening night, sportsbooks have already updated the NBA win totals in 2021/22 season for every team. The offseason hasn’t ended yet but teams already made some major moves through signing free agents and making trades. With this, we can already see their outlook for the regular season.

Based on the team’s outlook, here are the best win total over/unders in the 2021/22 season…

All win totals below are as of September 15, 2021.

Lakers: Over 52.5 wins

Los Angeles has been aggressive in the offseason especially with the acquisition of Russell Westbrook. Last season, Westbrook averaged a triple-double—22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 11.7 assists per game. As you can see, this is huge for the Lakers as they are adding another All-Star to their roster. Westbrook is more than triple-doubles. He’s a great leader as well.

The Lakers added a lot of veterans to their roster, such as Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, and DeAndre Jordan. This feels like the 2011 Mavericks when the average age of players was over 30 years old. The risk of injury is there but all of them have a great experience, especially on the defensive end.

In addition, the Lakers are entering the season relatively healthy and rested. LeBron James and Anthony Davis were plagued by injuries last season which derailed their chances of getting out of the Western Conference. Now, the two of them are 100%.

It will be LeBron’s 19th season but he’s still one of the best players in the league. If everything clicked for Los Angeles, then he’s definitely will be in the MVP conversation throughout the season.


Lastly, they are facing a slightly weaker Western Conference than in previous seasons. The Clippers will be missing their star, Kawhi Leonard. The Nuggets will be without Jamal Murray for the first half of the season. And the Jazz is expected to regress after being the best in the West.

As a result of a successful offseason, they should surpass 52.5 wins. Despite their age, this is one of the best NBA picks in 2021 on the futures betting market.

Bet on the Lakers 2021-22 win total here.

Knicks: Over 42.5 wins

New York overachieved last season—winning 41 games and making the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Ultimately, they were defeated by the Hawks in the first round. This signaled the Knicks to improved their roster in the offseason—which they did.

The Knicks added Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier during the offseason. Walker’s signing is quite unexpected as the expectation was to sign Lonzo Ball or Kyle Lowry. Still, Walker is certainly an improvement on the point guard position despite the injury history. After all, getting a great point guard was a main priority in the Knicks offseason. They need a playmaker who can shoot the three-ball and create shots.

Meanwhile, Fournier gives them another offensive option who can do a little bit of everything. The signings of Walker and Fournier instantly address their backcourt woes.

Furthermore, Quentin Grimes and Miles McBride shined in the Summer League. These two might not see a lot of playing time but they can help the Knicks win some games with their defense.

In addition, RJ Barrett and Julius Randle should continue their breakouts this season. Randle has won the Most Improved Player award last season. He can be in the MVP conversation if New York makes it as a top team in the East.

With the additional 10 games, an improved roster, and a great coaching staff, they should continue to become a top playoff contender in the East. It’s highly likely that they break through the 42.5 win total this season.

New York over 42.5 wins is one of the best NBA futures bets in the 2021/22 season.

Bet on the Knicks 2021-22 win total here

Timberwolves: Under 33.5 wins

Defense has always been a problem for Minnesota. Last season, they ranked 29th in points allowed—giving up over 117 points a night. Despite Anthony Edwards, D’Angelo Russell, and Karl-Anthony Towns‘ offensive prowess, the Wolves have been struggling when it comes to closing out games. Without getting defensive stops, it will be tough to win games in an 82-game regular season.

Moreover, the Wolves had a lackluster offseason. Sure, they acquired Patrick Beverley via trade but that he’s not simply enough to improve their team defense right off the bat. Simply put, their roster isn’t deep enough to warrant winning games in the West.

In addition, they also have questionable hirings when it comes to the head coach position. Chris Finch was a great assistant coach but can he lead this kind out of the lottery conversation with the same roster as last season?

The Wolves are a great offensive team but they aren’t simply outscoring teams in the West. Without making major moves, it’s more likely for them to win under 33.5 wins in the upcoming season.

Bulls: Over 42.5 wins

Chicago has also been busy in the offseason with a plethora of key free agent signings. They acquired big free agents such as DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, and Alex Caruso. Their bench also got deeper with the addition of Derrick Jones Jr. via trade in exchange for Lauri Markkanen.

The Bulls’ acquisitions address their defensive woes very well. This is key in winning some crucial games in the regular season. Ball, Caruso, Jones, and Williams are exceptional at guarding the perimeter which is great especially that Chicago doesn’t have a legit shot blocker.

Moreover, they have Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic who are All-Star caliber players. Last season, LaVine averaged a career-best 27.4 points, 5 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game on 50% shooting. Meanwhile, Vooch averaged 23.4 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game on great efficiency. Expect these two to put the same kind of numbers this season.

In the NBA win totals in the 2021/22 season, Chicago is projected to win 42.5 games. Given the Bulls’ deep roster and competitive coach, it’s highly likely that they are going to win more than that.

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Pelicans: Under 39.5 wins

Last season, New Orleans struggled and won just 31 games. Even with the emergence of Zion Williamson as an All-Star, the Pelicans are currently facing a lot of problems, especially on the defensive end.

The Pelicans lost their best on-ball defender in Lonzo Ball. Even with Ball, they ranked 24th in points per game allowed—giving up 114.9 points per game. Without a clear-cut defensive stopper, it’s hard to see them getting stops on the defensive end.

While the Pelicans acquired Devonte Graham, Jonas Valanciunas, Tomas Satoransky, and Garrett Temple, it’s not enough to win lots of games in a long regular season. It’s still a relatively young team with little-to-no experience in the playoffs.

After a failed season with Stan Van Gundy, they will be bringing a new head coach in Willie Green. He was vital in the Suns’ success in the previous two seasons. Green was a respected assistant coach in the league but we’re yet to see how he can transform the team to a whole new level.

With a lot of doubt in the roster and with Williamson reportedly unhappy, it’s tough to see the Pelicans winning over 39 games.

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