The Brooklyn Nets, the consensus favorites to win the title, opened at a league-best 54.5 wins at Caesars Sportsbook after the NBA launched its full 2021-22 schedule on Friday.
The defending champion Milwaukee Bucks are subsequent at 53.5. The Bucks host the Nets on opening night time, Oct. 19. Milwaukee is an early 1-point favourite over Brooklyn within the season opener.
After final season’s abbreviated 72-game common season, the NBA returns to its conventional 82-game slate. Caesars posted win totals on every group and permits bettors to wager on over or beneath.
The Nets gained 48 video games final season, a profitable share of .667. Their opening win whole of 54.5 displays a virtually equivalent win share this common season.
The Lakers gained 42 video games final common season, a .583 profitable share, which was simply sufficient to sneak into the play-in event for the playoffs. The Lakers superior out of the play-in event however promptly misplaced to the Suns within the first spherical of the playoffs. They went to work within the offseason to rebuild their roster round LeBron James and Anthony Davis, including veterans Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony, amongst others.
Adam Pullen, assistant director of buying and selling for Caesars Sportsbook, stated that whereas Westbrook positively impacted the Lakers’ win whole, he is undecided how any of the highest groups might be throughout the common season.
“That is why you see the very best whole at an unusually low 54.5,” Pullen instructed ESPN. “All that issues is conserving gamers wholesome. Simply no purpose to go all out within the common season anymore. Load administration is the secret.”
The Lakers have been put in as 4.5-point favorites over the Golden State Warriors of their season opener.
The Warriors, who’re hoping to have sharpshooter Klay Thompson again within the combine this season, lead the following tier of groups at Caesars Sportsbook with a win whole of 48.5. The Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat are subsequent, every opening at 47.5.