- The NBA season is underway! Track every NBA teams regular season win total from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook right here.
- The Warriors (62) and Celtics (59) led the way, but the Lakers’ increase in win total from 2017 to 2018 was the highest of any team in the NBA thanks to LeBron James.
The NBA’s regular season is underway and Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook and offshore sports book BetOnline have closed their win totals for the year.
The Golden State Warriors led the way with a win total of 62.5 at BetOnline and 62 at Westgate. The Boston Celtics came in second with 59 wins at Westgate and 58.5 wins at BetOnline.
2017-18 became the fourth consecutive year the Warriors entered the regular season with the highest projected Vegas win total, coming away with the title three times.
Without further ado, here is The Action Network NBA win total tracker for the 2017-18 season:
NBA Closing Win Totals
Golden State Warriors: 62 | Boston Celtics: 59 | Houston Rockets: 56.5 Toronto Raptors: 56 | Philadelphia 76ers: 53.5 | Utah Jazz: 50.5
Oklahoma City Thunder: 48.5 | Milwaukee Bucks: 48.5 | Los Angeles Lakers: 48
Indiana Pacers: 48 | Denver Nuggets: 48 |Washington Wizards: 46
New Orleans Pelicans: 45 | Miami Heat: 43.5 | San Antonio Spurs: 42.5 Portland Trail Blazers: 42.5 | Minnesota Timberwolves: 42 | Detroit Pistons: 38.5
Los Angeles Clippers: 37.5 | Charlotte Hornets: 36 | Dallas Mavericks: 36
Memphis Grizzlies: 33.5 | Brooklyn Nets: 32.5 |Cleveland Cavaliers: 31.5 Orlando Magic: 30.5 | Chicago Bulls: 30 | Phoenix Suns: 29
New York Knicks: 27.5 | Sacramento Kings: 25.5 | Atlanta Hawks: 23.5
Notes & Trends
Golden State Warriors
BetOnline Win Total: 62.5
Westgate Win Total: 62
2017-18 W-L: 58-24
The Warriors win total is closed less than it was last season (67.5), with 2017-18 being the only season under Steve Kerr Golden State went under their projected win total. In 2017, the Warriors proved that home-court advantage doesn’t mean a ton since they can win on the road at a moment’s notice (24-14 on the road in the playoffs under Steve Kerr). Golden State has eclipsed the 65.5 win total in three of four seasons under Kerr.
Los Angeles Lakers
BetOnline Win Total: 48.5
Westgate Win Total: 48
2017-18 W-L: 35-47
The Lakers won 35 games in 2017-18 and are now projected to win between 48 and 48.5 games in 2018-19. Los Angeles’ increase in win total is the highest among any team in the NBA, which is not unexpected with LeBron James coming to town. In 2014-15, when LeBron returned home to Cleveland to play with the Cavaliers, he jumped their win total from 33 to 53 that season, a 60.6% increase in wins. If he performed that miracle task with the Lakers in 2018-19, they would finish way over their win total.
Westgate Win Total: 56
BetOnline Win Total: 55.5
2017-18 W-L: 59-23
Toronto has won 50-plus games in three straight seasons, re-signed its Sixth Man of the year nominee Fred VanVleet and of course traded their franchise leader in points, minutes, games, among many other things, DeMar DeRozan, for former San Antonio Spur, Kawhi Leonard. Under new head coach Nick Nurse, who was an assistant in Toronto for five seasons, the Raptors entered the season with the 4th-highest win total in the NBA at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
Westgate Win Total: 59
BetOnline Win Total: 58.5
2017-18 W-L: 55-27
Kyrie Irving played in just 60 games last season, none in the playoffs. Gordon Hayward was lost for the entire season on opening night in 2017-18 … and Boston still won 55 games. The Celtics still have enough assets to wheel-and-deal, especially with Danny Ainge at the helm. The Celtics’ win total of 59 is their highest in at least the last 15 seasons this year and after going over its win total of 53.5 and 52.5 the last two seasons, Boston is primed to be the class of the East in 2018-19.
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Westgate Win Total: 56.5
BetOnline Win Total: 56.5
2017-18 W-L: 65-17
The Houston Rockets won 60-plus games for the first time in franchise history in 2017-18, reaching the 65-win mark and becoming just the 17th team since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77 to win 65 games in the regular season. When it comes to 2018-19, only the Cleveland Cavaliers saw their projected win total decrease by a larger margin between last season and their over/under for this year. The Rockets win total closed almost exactly where it was in 2017, where it closed at 55.5, which was the 2nd-highest in the NBA behind just the Golden State Warriors (67.5). Houston’s win total opened at 54.5 and was bet up to its closing number of 56.5 at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
All odds are as of October 22, 2018 (via Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook and BetOnline)