2021-22 NBA Win Totals: Nets, Bucks & Lakers Open With High Expectations
Take a look at the opening win total odds for all 30 NBA teams, including where top teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers land.
2021-22 NBA Win Totals
Odds via PointsBet
|Los Angeles Lakers||52.5|
|Golden State Warriors||48.5|
|Los Angeles Clippers||44.5|
|New York Knicks||40.5|
|New Orleans Pelicans||38.5|
|San Antonio Spurs||28.5|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||23.5|
The Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers make up the top three spots on the oddsboard for 2021-22 NBA win totals when numbers were released on Wednesday.
PointsBet hit the market on Wednesday afternoon with totals, re-opening numbers following the shuffling of NBA free agency and the draft. None of the three teams at the top should be surprising considering the rosters and public interest.
Win totals are based off this season’s 82-game schedule. Last season’s schedule was only 72 games.
The Nets (55.5 wins) return what they are hoping will be a healthy Big Three in Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. The defending champion Milwaukee Bucks (54.5) bring back almost all of their championship core. The Lakers (52.5) added Russell Westbrook to join Anthony Davis and LeBron James.
The Lakers are tied with the defending No. 1-seed Utah Jazz at 52.5 wins. Right behind them are the Phoenix Suns (51.5) and Philadelphia 76ers (51.5).
There’s a drop off before getting to a host of contending-hopefuls. At 48.5 wins are the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat. The Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets follow at 47.5.
Without an injured Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers lead the next wave at 44.5.
Notables include the New York Knicks, who opened at 40.5 despite winning 41 games a season ago in just 72 games. The Chicago Bulls have had a busy offseason, adding Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan but still sit at just 39.5 wins.
The ever-tanking Oklahoma City Thunder can’t seem to get the first pick, but they’re at the bottom of this list at 23.5.