NBA Win Total Best Bets for 2022/2023 Season
I’m particularly jazzed up for this year's NBA season, but I’m not quite sure why. I’m a Knicks fan, so it’s definitely not because I’m excited to watch my team win…but maybe I can root for them to lose instead?
Thanks to sportsbooks like DraftKings Sportsbook, you can now bet on how many games a team will win throughout the season. The book will set the number, and all you have to do is bet on whether they will win more or less than that number. DraftKings isn’t the only sportsbook offering this type of future bet–you can use any of these New Jersey Online Casinos to place your NBA futures.
Here are my five best-win total bets coming into the 2022/23 NBA season.
Brooklyn Nets UNDER 50.5 Wins (+100)
We’re starting off with a bang here, taking one of the only plus-money options on the board. While the Nets managed to hold onto both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in the offseason, their biggest question mark is still their depth. Will the Nets be able to have the production off of their bench that all good teams need? Personally, I don’t think they will. You also have to remember, this is the Nets you are betting on. The same Nets team that has been constantly underperforming, year in and year out, for the past five years. While I think they will make the playoffs with ease, I have them winning around 48 games this year.
Memphis Grizzlies OVER 48.5 Wins (-140)
I’ll give you a little insight into my personal life–I just sprinkled a bit of cash on the Grizzlies to win the NBA Championship this year, so of course, I think they’ll win over 48.5 games. They won 56 games last year, and they have virtually the same team on the court this year. While I don’t think they’ll be sniffing 60 wins, I think they’ll be at about the 50-win mark comfortably. As long as Ja Morant is healthy and fine all season, this one feels like a lock.
New York Knicks OVER 39.5 Wins (+110)
This season has “stinky Knicks season” written all over it–not only did they miss out on Donovan Mitchell, but the only splash they made in free agency was signing Jalen Brunson. If you couldn’t tell, I’m typing that out with a little stink on my face. Don’t get me wrong, Brunson is a baller–but he definitely isn’t enough to carry this team far into any type of postseason. However, it’s because of all this that I’m taking the over. It’s a little trick I learned from the gambling minds over at Barstool Sports–a good ol’ fashioned “self fade.” When all the signs are leaning one way, sometimes it’s best to swim against the grain and go the other.
Utah Jazz UNDER 24.5 Wins (-110)
Jazz fans, I’m sorry. You went from being a perennial Western Conference contender to being a team in a deep deep rebuild in a matter of seconds. No more Donovan Mitchell, no more Rudy Gobert…just Collin Sexton now. Who, don’t get me wrong, is great–but I think he’ll have some trouble carrying an entire franchise on his shoulders.
Oklahoma City Thunder OVER 23.5 Wins (-105)
I think the Thunder might surprise a couple of people this season…and by saying that I don’t mean they are going to win 40 games–they’ll be lucky to win 30–but I think they will be a much more competitive team compared to years past. If Shai Gilgeous-Alexander can stay healthy all year, he and Josh Giddey are going to prove to be a nightmare matchup for opposing defenses. Two young, talented, fast guards that can really tire you out and make you pay. Add on the fact that they have Kemba Walker, who is a great veteran presence, and you could be looking at a 28-win team.
Frank Weber is a sports & gaming writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and years of experience in the gambling world. He loves baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and the UFC - he even collects sports cards and memorabilia! In his free time, you could find Frank either out at a concert with friends, or at home sweating out all his (soon to be won) bets!More about Frank Weber