I used some command-line Linux tools to scrape, fondle and massage the answers to Stop-n-Pop's The Beginning Of Pektropolis predictions post. I grabbed every response that used his template fairly intact (those including at least the last word of each question followed by a colon).
In averaging the CH win-loss predictions, I threw out the Russian judges (the seven who honored Tim by predicting an undefeated season). I realize that some answers were provisional, shot-from-the-hip and/or tongue-in-cheek. Nevertheless and FWIW, here are the results ...
Here are the predicted records followed by number of "votes" (Russian judges included):
Note that Stop-n-Pop's 38-44 is the least hopeful projection, while running with Twolves (and scissors)'s 54-28 is the most optimistic.
Spanish_Inquisition, Vandelay Ind., Ben.fleischhacker, Dimitar Derpatov, TheH, Bachballer, Indefatigable Charlie Holmes, skott75, twinstalker, gregorydoublea, and jmag hit the mode at 44-38.
Coolhwhip, RandyCrouton, lionelhutz, IpickedPooh'spocket, dropstep, and Rain Dance hit the mean and median of 47-35.
There's not a lot of love for Williams (D-Whelp) in the "Biggest Disappointment" results, but that's another post (or not).
This is my first-ever FanPost and, so-far, I've managed to avoid blitz-posting
It's not as if they didn't make a good offer to Harden
or underestimating Harden's game (though I can't help but note the alarming drop in his assists--from 12 to 2--in his second game with Houston).