Vegas Over/Under: 28.5
The Record Projection: 28-54 of fromal The Bet: lean although Prevent under
The Brooklyn Nets may be surprisingly competent with a healthy Jeremy Lin, a better D’Angelo Russell and new wings appearing in the forms of Allen Crabbe and DeMarre Carroll.
Should everybody jell immediately, they could even surprise that the basketball-watching world and break past the 30-win barrier, which explains why you need to avoid this wager at all costs.
Wagering on teams with upside is inherently problematic because youth is frequently so unpredictable.
The Nets are not deep. Jarrett Allen characters to play a leading part during his rookie season. Isaiah Whitehead and Caris LeVert will be thrust back into bigger assignments if either member of the starting backcourt goes right down. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has responsibility at this stage of his career.
But upside persists.
The most likely outcome stays letting the youngsters learn while being thrown to the fire and floundering away. That just means an explosion from one or two players isn’t from the question, and adding marginal victories is an easier task for bottom-feeders than true contenders.
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