Vegas Over/Under: 28.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 28-54 The Bet: lean although Prevent under
The Brooklyn Nets could be unbelievably capable with a healthy Jeremy Lin, an improved D’Angelo Russell and fresh wings appearing from the forms of Allen Crabbe and DeMarre Carroll.
Should everybody jell immediately, they might even surprise that the basketball-watching world and break past the 30-win barrier, and that is why you should avoid this bet at all costs.
Wagering on groups with upside is inherently problematic because youth is frequently so unpredictable.
The Nets aren’t deep. Jarrett Allen figures to play a leading part. Isaiah Whitehead and Caris LeVert is going to be thrust back into larger assignments if either member of the starting backcourt goes down. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has responsibility at this stage of his career.
But upside persists.
The most likely result remains floundering off and allowing the youngsters learn while being thrown into the fire. That only means that an explosion from one or two players is not out of the question, and adding marginal victories is a simpler task for bottom-feeders than true contenders.
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