Vegas is sneaky good at predicting things like this, and any compulsive gambler reading this blog post knows this well and good. These are the predicted over/under totals (and the current win total with one game left) for notable NBA teams...and the Magic. Note: These totals were released in late September of 2016.
Cavs- Preseason projection = 56.5...Current win total 51.
Warriors- Preseason projection = 66.5...Current win total 66.
Spurs- Preseason projection = 56.5...Current win total 61.
Rockets- Preseason projection = 41.5...Current win total 54.
Celtics- Preseason projection = 51.5...Current win total 52.
Heat- Preseason projection = 36.5...Current win total 40.
Magic- Preseason projection = 36.5...Current win total 28.
76ers- Preseason projection = 27.5...Current win total 28.
Thunder- Preseason projection = 45.5...Current win total 46.
What have we learned here children? 3 things...
1. Don't bet against Vegas, they're weirdly accurate.
2. Erik Spoelstra and Mike D'Antoni are locks for 1 and 2 in the coach of the year discussion.
3. The Magic are horrible, disappointing, and disappointingly horrible.
Want any more over/unders or just want to cry on my shoulder about our beloved Magic. Tweet me @BrandonKravitz.