Vegas Over/Under: 28.5
The Record Projection: 26-56 of fromal The Bet: lean although Avoid under
The Phoenix Suns are oozing with possible, which makes this a frightening bet. Even in the event that you can reasonably expect the team to finish with no more than 28 wins (and you can), you don’t wish to get captured by means of a breakout out of Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, Josh Jackson, Devin Booker or even T.J. Warren.
Individually, it is tough to anticipate huge strides from any one player.
That’s even true of Booker, with quite a ways to go on the defensive end before he can have the worth of a top-50 contributor, no matter how many things he may be able to score in one farcical game. And when you’re fouling to make extra possessions and pump up the score during a contest in which the margin wasn’t especially close, it qualifies as farcical. Fun and undeniably striking, much like Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point outburst, but farcical.
Together, however, the Suns’ capacity to exceed expectations is scary. Marginal improvement across the board could make our win projection laughably low, regardless of how hard it may be to compete in the Western Convention.
Over just isn’t the safe bet. The smart play remains expecting just a few extra wins upon last season’s mark (24-58) as the young guys get their feet wet and the group probably explores the trade market for Eric Bledsoe.