Vegas Over/Under: 28.5
The Record Projection: 28-54 of fromal The Bet: lean although Prevent under
The Brooklyn Nets may be surprisingly capable using a healthful Jeremy Lin, an improved D’Angelo Russell and fresh wings appearing in the forms of Allen Crabbe and DeMarre Carroll.
Should everyone jell immediately, they might even surprise that the basketball-watching world and break beyond the 30-win barrier, and that explains why you need to avoid this bet at all costs.
Wagering on groups with upside down is inherently debatable because youth is frequently so unpredictable.
The Nets are not deep. Jarrett Allen figures to play a leading part during his rookie season. Isaiah Whitehead and Caris LeVert is going to be thrust back into larger assignments if either member of the starting backcourt goes right down. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has too much responsibility.
But upside continues.
The outcome stays allowing the youngsters learn while being thrown into the fire and floundering away. That just means that an explosion from one or two players is not from the question, and adding marginal victories is an easier job for bottom-feeders than true contenders.
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