NBA 2019-20 win-total projections: Bucks, Clippers lead the way

The Bucks, with 2018-19 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way, and the Clippers, led by newly arrived NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, are among the teams with the highest win-total projections for the 2019-20 NBA regular season, according to BetOnline.ag‘s over/under lines.

The Bucks, who had the league’s best regular-season record (60-22) in 2018-19, have a win-total over/under of 56½, and the Clippers, who’ve also added Paul George, among others, are at 55½, followed by the 76ers (53½), Jazz (52½), Lakers (51½) and Rockets (51½).

The defending champion Raptors, without Leonard, have a 45½ win-total over/under. The Warriors, a recent juggernaut who’ve been dismantled in the wake of their NBA Finals loss to Toronto, are at 47½.

Zion Williamson’s Pelicans have a win-total projection over/under of 37½.

Who’s expected to be in for a long season? The Hornets’ and Cavaliers’ over/under is at 24½.

Interestingly, one team is off the board on BetOnline’s opening win-total lines: the Thunder, who are in a state of flux regarding a potential Chris Paul trade.

The 2019-20 NBA regular season tips off Oct. 22.

2019-20 NBA win-total projections:

TeamWin total o/u
Milwaukee Bucks56½
Los Angeles Clippers55½
Philadelphia 76ers53½
Utah Jazz52½
Houston Rockets51½
Los Angeles Lakers51½
Denver Nuggets50½
Boston Celtics48½
Indiana Pacers48½
Golden State Warriors47½
Brooklyn Nets45½
Portland Trail Blazers45½
Toronto Raptors45½
San Antonio Spurs43½
Miami Heat42½
Dallas Mavericks41½
Orlando Magic41½
New Orleans Pelicans37½
Detroit Pistons36½
Minnesota Timberwolves35½
Sacramento Kings35½
Atlanta Hawks32½
Chicago Bulls30½
Washington Wizards28½
Memphis Grizzlies27½
New York Knicks27½
Phoenix Suns26½
Charlotte Hornets24½
Cleveland Cavaliers24½

As of 8 a.m. ET July 16.