Every NBA Team's Predicted Win Total for the 2022-23 Season

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

We’re officially one week out from the start of the 2022-23 NBA season, which means it’s time for us to get another look at the win totals for every team. 

There are going to be some teams that cruise past their projection in Vegas, while others will fall short and potentially miss all of their expectations as well. 

The Boston Celtics, despite offseason issues that led to the suspension of head coach Ime Udoka, are projected to lead the NBA in wins this season. Meanwhile, the defending champion Golden State Warriors may not reach 50 wins in the 2022-23 campaign based on their projection in Vegas. 

If you’re looking to bet on a win total, now may be the time to do it, as we have as much injury information as possible, and there could be some valuable lines before the 2022-23 season kicks off. 

Let’s jump into each team’s projection, as well as my favorite OVER/UNDER to take entering this season: 

Boston Celtics Win Total Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks Win Total Prediction

Phoenix Suns Win Total Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers Win Total Prediction

Golden State Warriors Win Total Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers Win Total Prediction

Brooklyn Nets Win Total Prediction

Denver Nuggets Win Total Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies Win Total Prediction

Dallas Mavericks Win Total Prediction

Miami Heat Win Total Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves Win Total Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers Win Total Prediction

Atlanta Hawks Win Total Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers Win Total Prediction

Toronto Raptors Win Total Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans Win Total Prediction

Chicago Bulls Win Total Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers Win Total Prediction

New York Knicks Win Total Prediction

Charlotte Hornets Win Total Prediction

Washington Wizards Win Total Prediction

Sacramento Kings Win Total Prediction

Detroit Pistons Win Total Prediction

Orlando Magic Win Total Prediction

Utah Jazz Win Total Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder Win Total Prediction

Indiana Pacers Win Total Prediction

Houston Rockets Win Total Prediction

San Antonio Spurs Win Total Prediction

Take the UNDER on Chicago Bulls’ Win Total

I think the Bulls are due for some major regression in the 2022-23 season.

Lonzo Ball is going to miss some major time for Chicago, and he was huge for them last season. The Bulls were just 24-23 in the 47 games that Ball missed in the 2021-22 season. 

When he played? Well, Chicago was much better, going 22-13. The Bulls had held a top-3 spot in the East for most of last season before finishing in sixth.

The team was able to withstand several injuries last season thanks to the amazing play of DeMar DeRozan, but does the veteran wing put up another career season in the 2022-23 campaign?

It’s going to be tough for him to do so with Ball out of the lineup for a good chunk of the season, and the Bulls didn’t make nearly as big of moves as many of their opponents in the East. 

The Atlanta Hawks (traded for Dejounte Murray) and Cleveland Cavaliers (traded for Donovan Mitchell) both could leapfrog them this season, and that’s not even mentioning the Brooklyn Nets, who finished seventh in the East last season. 

I think Chicago could miss the playoffs, but the play-in tournament does give it a much better chance of snagging a spot late, similar to Atlanta last season. 

Instead, I’m going to fade the Bulls’ win total, as they still don’t have a great interior defense and now lack a true starting point guard (sorry Goran Dragic and Coby White).

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.