The NBA can sometimes be a sport that requires weeks of leaving alone from a handicapping standpoint. It’s just one of those sports that is so long that consistency wanes from team to team periodically. This can be difficult to judge on a nightly basis when it comes to handicapping. That and it’s one of the few sports that trends can actually help you when it comes to sports betting.

One area that the NBA is probably the best for is season totals. Teams often don’t go through major changes like in MLB, NCAAF, NCAAB, or the NFL as far as severe injuries and benchings. You know first hand who is the primary star player, role players, rookies, and veteran depth.

Lets take a look at a few NBA win totals you can get in now before the season starts next week and profit on in April.

Cleveland Under 58.5— This is an awful high number for a team put together in the span of a summer. Key stars such as LeBron James and Kevin Love are paired with veteran signings of Mike Miller, Shawn Mario and others. Lets not forget this team has very young pieces as well with Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters. They’ve had two years together and have failed to blossom with each other. I see this total falling short by a few games.

Denver Nuggets Over 40.5—- The Nuggets led by Brian Shaw were one of the teams that had severe imbalance last season. But towards the end of the season they started to show some promise. They have strong young assets in Faried, Lawson, and perimeter shooting. The West is tough but if healthy I like this Nuggets team to eclipse this mark by four to five games.

Houston Rockets Over 49.5—- Houston has that run and gun system that we’ve seen employed over the last ten years by teams such as the Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, etc. All of these teams blossomed at key times and had great regular seasons followed by dud post seasons. I have a feeling this should be the year that the Rockets sizzle on the floor in the regular season. Even though they did not add Chris Bosh they have a system in place that thrives with stars James Harden and Dwight Howard. This seems like a low number to me.


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