An annual rite of passage every October is for basketball writers and fans to spend the weeks leading up to the regular season pouring over the over/unders released by the Las Vegas sports books, looking to see where Sin City believes NBA teams should be at the end of the season in terms of wins and losses.
To go through those over/unders and see who was judged properly by the Vegas books and who was overlooked, Tim Bontemps was joined on the latest Posting Up podcast by Jared Dubin, a “prolific freelancer” of basketball content and friend of the podcast, to make predictions on all 30 teams.
The team that caused the most consternation between the two was the Minnesota Timberwolves, who Dubin made as one of his locks to go under, while Bontemps made it one of his locks to go over.
Here’s a complete list of the over/under choices Bontemps made for all 30 teams (lines used from the Las Vegas Superbook):
Atlanta: Over 43.5 Boston: Over 51.5 Brooklyn: Over 21.5 Charlotte: Over 39.5 Chicago: Under 38.5 Cleveland: Over 56.5 Detroit: Over 34.5 Indiana: Under 43.5 Miami: Under 36.5 Milwaukee: Under 36.5 New York: Under 38.5 Orlando: Over 36.5 Philadelphia: Under 21.5 Toronto: Over 49.5 Washington: Over 42.5
Dallas: Over 39.5 Denver: Over 34.5 Golden State: Over 66.5 Houston: Over 41.5 L.A. Clippers: Over 53.5 L.A. Lakers: Under 24.5 Memphis: Over 43.5 New Orleans: Under 36.5 Oklahoma City: Under 45.5 Phoenix: Under 26.5 Portland: Over 46.5 Minnesota: Over 41.5 Sacramento: Over 32.5 San Antonio: Over 56.5 Utah: Under 47.5