With the conclusion of the NBA Finals, the NBA futures betting market starts heating back up again. Notably, one of the most popular betting markets is NBA win totals, which have been released early this year. The usual suspects are at the top with the Nets, Bucks, and Lakers, but the question is are there exploitable lines? Let’s take a look.

With the NBA win totals being released at various legal sportsbooks, it’s time to take a look at the opening odds, find which lines can be exploited for betting, a look at some popular teams and more.

 

 

Opening NBA Win Totals for the 2021-2022 Season

Here is a look at the full list of all 30 NBA teams and the opening win totals and prices, with odds from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Team Win Total and Prices
Brooklyn Nets 56.5 (O -115 | U -105)
Milwaukee Bucks 54.5 (O -120 | U +100)
Los Angeles Lakers 53.5 (O -120 | U +100)
Utah Jazz 51.5 (O -115 | U -105)
Phoenix Suns 51.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Philadelphia 76ers 50.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Dallas Mavericks 48.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Golden State Warriors 48.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Miami Heat 48.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Atlanta Hawks 46.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Boston Celtics 46.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Denver Nuggets 46.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Los Angeles Clippers 45.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Portland Trail Blazers 44.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Chicago Bulls 42.5 (O -120 | U +100)
Indiana Pacers 42.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Memphis Grizzlies 41.5 (O -110 | U -110)
New York Knicks 41.5 (O -110 | U -110)
New Orleans Pelicans 38.5 (O -120 | U +100)
Charlotte Hornets 38.5 (O -115 | U -105)
Toronto Raptors 36.5 (O -120 | U +100)
Sacramento Kings 35.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Washington Wizards 34.5 (O -120 | U +100)
Minnesota Timberwolves 34.5 (O -110 | U -110)
San Antonio Spurs 28.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Houston Rockets 27.5 (O -120 | U +100)
Cleveland Cavaliers 26.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Detroit Pistons 24.5 (O -120 | U +100)
Oklahoma City Thunder 23.5 (O -110 | U -110)
Orlando Magic 22.5 (O -125 | U +105)

All odds and prices are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. For updated odds, be sure to check the app and place your bets.

PointsBet Sportsbook also released win totals.

 

Nets Odds – Brooklyn leads projected NBA Win Totals

The Brooklyn Nets lead the NBA in projected win total, with numbers from DraftKings Sportsbook. Here is a look at the top 5 in terms of win total.

Team Win Total and Prices
Brooklyn Nets 56.5 (O -115 | U -105)
Milwaukee Bucks 54.5 (O -120 | U +100)
Los Angeles Lakers 53.5 (O -120 | U +100)
Utah Jazz 51.5 (O -115 | U -105)
Phoenix Suns 51.5 (O -110 | U -110)

As you can see, the Brooklyn Nets lead the opening win totals at DraftKings, but just barely over the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. If the Nets’ big three stays healthy, this number of 56.5 is too low for Brooklyn. With that in mind, it is also quite tough to imagine that at least one of the big three won’t sit out for a period of time to stay fresh. That is all baked into the total and the prices.

 

 

Bucks Odds – Opening win total set at 54.5

As for the Bucks, they have been quite the regular-season team in the last few seasons. Here is a look at the Bucks’ winning percentage over the last three years under Mike Budenholtzer:

  • 2020-21: 63.9%
  • 2019-20: 76.7%
  • 2018-19: 73.2%

The last two years were shortened, but assuming players stay relatively healthy the Bucks have proven that then can win more than 54 games in an 82 game season, which is a 65.8% winning percentage. Over 54.5 is a solid number for Milwaukee.

 

NBA Win Totals Betting Picks

With the boom in the legal sports betting space over the last few years, offseason betting has never been more popular. That holds true for NBA betting as well, as there are plenty of futures to wager on including the NBA Finals and of course NBA win totals.

Here are our betting picks with the opening prices of NBA win totals being released, as these odds will move as the offseason moves on.

Bet these NBA Overs

  • Milwaukee Bucks o54.5 (-120)
  • Los Angeles Clippers o45.5 (-110)
  • Denver Nuggets o46.5 (-110)
  • Philadelphia 76ers o50.5 (-110)

Bet these NBA Unders

  • Chicago Bulls u42.5 (+100)
  • Atlanta Hawks u46.5 (-110)
  • New York Knicks u41.5 (-110)
  • Dallas Mavericks u48.5 (-110)

 

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