The NBA season win total over/unders have been released and the Lakers’ total was set at 36.5, which is a considerable bump from the 26 games they won last season.
Colin thinks this proves Vegas is a believer in Lonzo Ball, since he’s the biggest addition to a team that will only field around a $30 million payroll, and is more interested in setting themselves up to aggressively pursue free agents in the 2018 offseason, than winning next year.
Any improvement in L.A. this year will have to come from the impact Ball has running the show. Whether the Lakers win more or less than 36.5 is less important that the number was set that high to begin with.
Is Ball, alone, worth 10 games? Vegas thinks so, give or take, and they didn’t build all of those casinos by being wrong.
“That is a bet on Lonzo Ball.”
The Lakers aren’t winning 37+ games this season. pic.twitter.com/WeJIMPNzpp
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 6, 2017