Vegas Over/Under: 28.5
The Record Projection: 26-56 of fromal The Bet: Avoid but lean under
The Phoenix Suns are oozing with potential, which makes this kind of terrifying bet. Even in the event that you can reasonably expect the group to complete with no more than 28 wins (and you can), you do not wish to be caught by a breakout out of Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, Josh Jackson, Devin Booker or even T.J. Warren.
Individually, it is hard to expect massive strides from any one player.
That’s even true of Booker, with quite a ways to go about the defensive end before he can have the value of a top-50 contributor, no matter how many points he may have the ability to score in one farcical game. And when you’re fouling to create extra possessions and pump up the score during a competition where the perimeter wasn’t especially close, it qualifies as farcical. Interesting and undeniably impressive, much like Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point outburst, but farcical.
Collectively, however, the Suns’ ability to exceed expectations is frightful. Marginal improvement across the board could make our win projection laughably low, irrespective of how hard it may be to compete in the Western Conference.
Over just isn’t the bet. The wise play stays anticipating only a few extra wins upon last season’s mark (24-58) since the young men get their feet wet and the group likely explores the transaction market for Eric Bledsoe.