After a fantastic season last year, the Rockets are poised to have another great one in 2017-2018.
Last season, the Houston Rockets were the third seed in the tough Western Conference with a 55-27 record at the end of the year. It ended somewhat disappointingly after being eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs in 6 games.
This year, with the additions of Chris Paul and others, the Rockets are expected to be quite good again. The other day, Las Vegas has set the over/under win total at 55.5.
How the Rockets Compare to Other Teams
Among NBA teams, the Rockets have the third best over/under win total. In case you cannot guess who is first, it is the Golden State Warriors with a 67.5 o/u. The Rockets are predicted to have more wins than both the Spurs and Cavaliers but have fewer wins than the new-look Celtics.
If I had to guess, I feel like the Rockets will finish with more wins than 55. They have upgraded tremendously with Chris Paul and quietly upgraded their bench to be lethal. Most of the players that will play minutes off the bench for the Rockets could be starting on other teams.
The lines have been set in Vegas.
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At the Bottom of the Pack
If you are curious, let’s look at the bottom of the league’s over/under win total. The Chicago Bulls are expected to be the worst team in the league next season, as Vegas gave them a 21.5 o/u. As for the Southwest Division, the rival Dallas Mavericks are supposed to be at the rear with a 35.5 o/u.
With the Western Conference as a whole, the Phoenix Suns are supposed to be the worst with a 28.5 o/u. That is certainly a team on the rise, though, as they have plenty of young talent.