Westgate Las Vegas has released its latest NBA futures projections with over/under win totals for the league’s teams. It’s safe to say Sin City doesn’t project a great performance by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2017-18 regular season.
Jeff Sherman posted the over/under projections on Tuesday an here’s what they look like in alphabetical order:
|Los Angeles Clippers||43.5|
|Los Angeles Lakers||33.5|
The Cavs — who won 51 regular season games last season — rank fifth, behind the Golden State Warriors (67.5), Boston Celtics (56.5), Houston Rockets (55.5) and San Antonio Spurs (54.5). That either means Vegas doesn’t like the Cavs chances to win the Eastern Conference, or the group wisdom is that LeBron James and his fellow veterans will get plenty of rest during the regular season.
I would like to think that Lebron and Co. would do the smart thing and rest during the regular season (which they have done for the past 3 years), because whether Kyrie stays in Cleveland or not, the Cavs will be in the Eastern Conference Finals once again.