I took Boston at the under on 54.5 to hedge against disappointment, and it moved down a win with the Ime/Rob news of last week. Feeling disappointed, I doubled down on my hedge and took the under of 49.5 with elevated odds.
I’d love to bet on us for a title, but those odds feel way too optimistic (although not as optimistic as the Lakers odds). Also, it looks as if the Lakers are still off the board for a win total, which I will bet the under on at 44.5 or more.
If I find myself in a state that allows online betting the next two weeks, I’d also take the over on Toronto and the under on the Knicks.
I also have an alternate odds bet on the Pelicans to win more than 48.5 games. Between Zion returning, a full year of McCollum, and a third of the West tanking for Victor, I think they’ll take a big leap this year.
EDIT: The Lakers are at 45.5 (just checked). I would take that under. Hopefully I find myself in NH or NY before the season starts.