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SuperBook: Projected NBA Win Totals

The LVH SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort has released NBA Win Totals for the 2014-15 regular season. How do these projections rate the Timberwolves?


The LVH SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort has released NBA Win Totals for the 2014-15 regular season.

Defending champions, the San Antonio Spurs, have a win total of 56.5 -- though this is not the highest number listed at the SuperBook. The Cleveland Cavaliers, with a win total of 58.5, are projected to win the most games of any NBA team this season. The Oklahoma City Thunder are right behind the Cavs at 57.5 wins. The Philadelphia 76ers have the lowest win total listed at 17.5 wins.

Based on last year's results from the SuperBook, 12 teams exceeded the oddsmakers' expectations and went over their win totals while 18 finished under. Listed below are all of the win over/unders for the 2014-15 NBA regular season.

2014-15 NBA Win Over/Unders

Atlanta Hawks 40.5
Boston Celtics 26.5
Brooklyn Nets 41.5
Charlotte Hornets 45.5
Chicago Bulls 55.5
Cleveland Cavaliers 58.5
Dallas Mavericks 49.5
Denver Nuggets 40.5
Detroit Pistons 36.5
Golden State Warriors 50.5
Houston Rockets 49.5
Indiana Pacers 32.5
Los Angeles Clippers 55.5
Los Angeles Lakers 31.5
Memphis Grizzlies 48.5
Miami Heat 43.5
Milwaukee Bucks 24.5
Minnesota Timberwolves 25.5
New Orleans Pelicans 41.5
New York Knicks 40.5
Oklahoma City Thunder 57.5
Orlando Magic 28.5
Philadelphia 76ers 15.5
Phoenix Suns 42.5
Portland Trail Blazers 48.5
Sacramento Kings 30.5
San Antonio Spurs 56.5
Toronto Raptors 49.5
Utah Jazz 25.5
Washington Wizards 49.5

2014-15 NBA Division Odds

Atlantic Division

Toronto Raptors 5/7
Brookyln Nets 5/2
New York Knicks 7/2
Boston Celtics 40/1
Philadelphia 76ers 200/1

Central Division

Cleveland Cavaliers 2/3
Chicago Bulls 6/5
Detroit Pistons 50/1
Indiana Pacers 50/1
Milwaukee Bucks 100/1

Southeast Division

Washington Wizards 11/10
Charlotte Hornets 11/4
Miami Heat 3/1
Atlanta Hawks 8/1
Orlando Magic 60/1

Southwest Division

San Antonio Spurs 5/8
Houston Rockets 5/1
Dallas Mavericks 5/1
Memphis Grizzlies 7/1
New Orleans Pelicans 25/1

Northwest Division

Oklahoma City Thunder 1/4
Portland Trail Blazers 3/1
Denver Nuggets 20/1
Utah Jazz 100/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 100/1

Pacific Division

Los Angeles Lakers 5/9
Golden State Warriors 9/5
Phoenix Suns 10/1
Los Angeles Lakers 60/1
Sacramento Kings 60/1


So, Vegas simply doesn't think the Timberwolves will be very good. That's fine, and somewhat expected.

Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune has said he thinks the Wolves could win 39 games this season.

At Media Day Corey Brewer made an interesting point about the 2012-2013 Nuggets, who finished as the 3rd seed in the Western Conference despite not having a prototypical superstar on the roster.

Sure, the Wolves may be young, inexperienced team, but, at every position other than power forward, they will have at least three competent players ready to step-in at any time. Assuming they remain healthy I believe the Timberwolves are capable of winning more than 25 games, perhaps maybe 30 or 35. Although, this is a generous guesstimation.

Can their depth and undeveloped talent overcome 100 to 1 odds and win the Northwest Division? I doubt it. The Wolves should have a better shot at it than the Utah Jazz, though. At least that's my thinking.

What do you think of the SuperBook odds?