Last Updated on November 9, 2020
The NBA season is going to be here sooner rather than later and SuperBook Sports has every team’s regular-season win totals on the board. It’s important to remember that this season’s win totals will look a bit different from past years. The NBA is shortening the regular season to just 72 games with a December start.
Let’s take a look at the 2020-21 NBA regular-season win totals:
2020-21 NBA Win Totals
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The first number that jumps out at us is 49.5 for the Milwaukee Bucks. This is the highest win total of any team, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Despite Milwaukee’s playoff struggles in recent years, they are a dominant regular-season team. Two-time defending MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo rarely sits out games to rest and he has a strong supporting cast around him.
The Bucks would only need to go 50-22 to hit the over. They finished last season 56-17 and it’s unlikely that they make too many changes to the roster this offseason. So long as Antetokounmpo stays healthy, Milwaukee has an excellent chance to hit that over.
The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers have a win total of 46.5. It shouldn’t come as a major shock that they are trailing the Bucks in this regard. Los Angeles has a roster filled with veterans who just played deep into October. They likely won’t have their foot on the gas pedal at points next season.
The New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, and Cleveland Cavaliers are bringing up the rear with win totals of 22.5. This early number could change when the offseason is over. The Knicks have been linked to trade rumors for Chris Paul and Victor Oladipo in recent months. If they were to go out and trade for either player, 22.5 would definitely be an attainable number.
The Charlotte Hornets are trying to rebound after finishing last year 23-42. Charlotte has been stuck in NBA purgatory for years, but they are bottoming out without Kemba Walker.
The Cavaliers, on the other hand, might be looking to trade away All-Star Kevin Love for the right price. Cleveland is going all-in on its young backcourt of Collin Sexton and Darius Garland.