2016-17 NBA Win Totals Update: Which Teams are Close to Clinching?

NBA Win Totals are a great way for both bettors and non-bettors alike to see how much a team has over-performed or under-performed during a given season. At this point of the season, there are roughly 10 games remaining for each team and there are still Over/Unders to be determined for 22 of the 30 teams. Here’s the latest update as of March 26 at 11 am ET:

Team Westgate Win Total (Preseason) Current Wins (March 26) Games Left / Status
Atlanta Hawks 43.5 37 10
Boston Celtics 51.5 47 9
Brooklyn Nets 20.5 15 10
Charlotte Hornets 39.5 32 10
Chicago Bulls 38.5 34 9
Cleveland Cavaliers 56.5 47 10
Dallas Mavericks 39.5 31 10
Denver Nuggets 34.5 35 OVER
Detroit Pistons 45.5 34 UNDER
Golden State Warriors 66.5 58 10
Houston Rockets 41.5 50 OVER
Indiana Pacers 43.5 36 10
Los Angeles Clippers 53.5 44 UNDER
Los Angeles Lakers 24.5 21 10
Memphis Grizzlies 43.5 40 10
Miami Heat 36.5 35 10
Milwaukee Bucks 39.5 37 10
Minnesota Timberwolves 41.5 28 UNDER
New Orleans Pelicans 36.5 30 10
New York Knicks 38.5 27 UNDER
Oklahoma City Thunder 45.5 41 11
Orlando Magic 36.5 27 UNDER
Philadelphia 76ers 27.5 27 10
Phoenix Suns 26.5 22 9
Portland Trail Blazers 46.5 34 UNDER
Sacramento Kings 32.5 27 10
San Antonio Spurs 56.5 56 10
Toronto Raptors 49.5 44 9
Utah Jazz 47.5 44 9
Washington Wizards 42.5 45 OVER

The Rockets, Nuggets, and Wizards have had successful years based on expectations and have already gone OVER their season win totals. On the other end of the spectrum, the Knicks, Pistons, Clippers, TWolves, Blazers, and Magic have already clinched the UNDER, meaning they’ve under-performed severely this season.

As for the top teams, the Cavs need to win out to go over, so it looks like they’ll be going UNDER. The Warriors will need to go 9-1 in their last 10 games to go OVER, which is doable but tough without Kevin Durant. The Spurs have steadily and quietly taken care of business and look certain to go OVER.

Before the season, our analysis provided 5 teams with value:

  1. Brooklyn Nets Over 20.5
  2. Los Angeles Clippers Under 53.5
  3. New York Knicks Under 40.5
  4. Sacramento Kings Over 32.5
  5. Indiana Pacers Under 44.5

The Clippers and Knicks have already easily sealed the UNDER, and the Pacers also looked poised to go UNDER. The Nets and Kings both still have a chance to go OVER, but it looks more likely that they’ll both go UNDER as well.

Are you anxiously awaiting on one of the remaining 22 teams? Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below.

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. He can be reached at dan.mcguire@sportsinsights.com.

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