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Wizards, Hawks, Pistons, Cavs, Suns Win Totals Preview | NBA Gambling Podcast (Ep. 103)

NBA Team Win Totals Podcast

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NBA Gambling Podcast continues its preview of all 30 teams and their projected season win totals. Today’s episode covers the Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Phoenix Suns. The rest of the NBA teams are covered in episodes 100 and 101.

George Brooks (@georgeaBrooks) returns for second appearance on the podcast. She and host Ryan McKee (@TheRyanMcKee) debate each of these five teams’ offseason acquisitions, player movement, starting five, bench depth, and any other statistics they found to support their Over or Under leans on team totals. Please check out Ryan’s notes for the podcast below. It’s a great review of everything reviewed on this episode.

NBA Win Totals Podcast Notes

Atlanta Hawks

Projected Win Total:
35.5

ESPN’s Kevin Pelton RPM:
Average wins: 36.0
Playoffs: 62%
8th Place in East (last season 33 wins)

2020 W/L Record:
20 – 47

Coach:
Lloyd Pierce’s 3rd Season

Starting 5
Trae Young
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Cam Reddish
John Collins
Clint Capela

Additions
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Rajon Rondo
Kris Dunn
Danilo Gallinari
Solomon Hill
Bruno Fernando
Onyeka Okongwu (Drafted 6th)

Lost
Jeff Teague
DeAndre’ Bembry
Vince Carter

Washington Wizards

Projected Win Total:
32.5

ESPN’s Kevin Pelton RPM:
Average wins: 34.9
Playoffs: 51%
9th Place in East (last season 25 wins)

2020 W/L Record:
25 – 47

Coach:
Scott Brooks 5th Season

Starting 5
Russell Westbrook
Bradley Beal
Troy Brown Jr.
Rui Hachimura
Thomas Bryant

Additions
Russell Westbrook
Davis Bertans (Re-signed)
Deni Avdija (9th Pick)
Robin Lopez

Lost
John Wall

Detroit Pistons

Projected Win Total:
23.5

ESPN’s Kevin Pelton RPM:
Average wins: 23.9
Playoffs: 1%
14th Place in East

2020 W/L Record:
20 – 46
13th place

Coach:
Dwane Casey (3rd Season)

Starting 5
Killian Hayes (Derrick Rose)
Delon Wright
Svi Mykhailiuk
Blake Griffin
Mason Plumlee

Additions
Killian Hayes
Wayne Ellington
Jerami Grant
Josh Jackson
Jahlil Okafor
Mason Plumlee
LiAngelo Ball

Lost
Christian Wood
Thon Maker
Langston Galloway
Tony Snell
Andre Drummond (midseason last year)
Luke Kennard
Bruce Brown

Cleveland Cavs

Projected Win Total:
21.5

ESPN’s Kevin Pelton RPM:
Average wins: 23.8
Playoffs: 1%
Last place in East

2020 W/L Record:
19-46
Last place in East

Coach:
J. B. Bickerstaff
1st full season after taking over for John Beilein last season

Starting 5
Darius Garland
Collin Sexton
Isaac Okoro
Kevin Love
Andre Drummond

Additions
Isaac Okoro
JaVale McGee
Damyean Dotson
Thon Maker

Phoenix Suns

Projected Win Total:
39.5

ESPN’s Kevin Pelton RPM:
Average wins: 38.6
Playoffs: 63%
8th Place

2020 W/L Record:
34-38
10th place

Coach:
Monty Williams (2nd year)

Starting 5
Chris Paul
Devin Booker
Mikal Bridges
Jae Crowder
DeAndre Ayton

Additions
Chris Paul
Jae Crowder
Jalen Smith
Langston Galloway
Damian Jones
Abdel Nader
E’Twaun Moore

Lost
Kelly Oubre
Ricky Rubio
Cameron Payne?
Frank Kaminsky
Aron Baynes

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