Vegas Over/Under: 47.5
The Record Projection: 50-32 of fromal The Bet: Above with marginal confidence
Why expect a drop from the Washington Wizards?
The three-headed monster of John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. continues to be trending up. Each guy is moving toward his athletic prime and building chemistry with the other members of this triumvirate while trying to assert himself as a premier talent at his respective position. Wall is already there, and the other two are not far behind.
And if you are worried about the bench, do not be–not for the reason you may expect.
Last year’s second-stringers were dreadful. They routinely squandered leads and dug inevitable holes for the starters. This season’s bench collection should not be much better, as Tim Frazier, Jodie Meeks and Mike Scott are not exactly marquee additions. And that is almost irrelevant.
The non-starters are bad. We are aware that much. However, the starters are still in place, and the Wizards posted an 8.1 internet rating annually when Wall,” Beal, Porter, Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat were on the floor together. Even with the putridity behind them, they pulled their troops to 49 wins.
So again, why should we expect anything else this season, particularly when the team was in the second half of during the year’s opening salvo?
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