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Vegas releases 2016-17 NBA over/under win totals - where do the Nuggets stand?

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How many games do the oddsmakers expect the Nuggets to win this season?

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Get your wallets out, folks. The Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas released its win totals for the 2016-17 NBA season public earlier today, and for the second year in a row the Denver Nuggets appear to be flying under the radar. This season the over/under for Denver is at 34.5. Check out the rest of the league numbers below:

Team Over/Under Wins
Golden State Warriors 66.5
Cleveland Cavaliers 56.5
San Antonio Spurs 56.5
Los Angeles Clippers 53.5
Boston Celtics 51.5
Toronto Raptors 49.5
Utah Jazz 47.5
Portland Trail Blazers 46.5
Detroit Pistons 45.5
Oklahoma City Thunder 45.5
Atlanta Hawks 43.5
Indiana Pacers 43.5
Memphis Grizzlies 43.5
Washington Wizards 42.5
Houston Rockets 41.5
Minnesota Timberwolves 41.5
Charlotte Hornets 39.5
Dallas Mavericks 39.5
Milwaukee Bucks 39.5
Chicago Bulls 38.5
New York Knicks 38.5
Miami Heat 36.5
New Orleans Pelicans 36.5
Orlando Magic 36.5
Denver Nuggets 34.5
Sacramento Kings 32.5
Philadelphia 76ers 27.5
Phoenix Suns 26.5
Los Angeles Lakers 24.5
Brooklyn Nets 20.5

Of course, 34.5 wins for the Nuggets is certainly a step up from the 26.5 over/under from last season. But then again, the Nuggets shattered that expectation by winning 33 games, seven more than expected. With a healthy Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari along with another year of experience for the younger players, it seems kind of ridiculous to think that the Nuggets would only improve by one game. I'm not a betting man, but odds like this are quickly convincing me otherwise.

Also of note are the odds for the rest of the Northwest Division. Vegas appears to be on board the Utah Jazz train, and has its odds at an optimistic 47.5 wins, which could very well happen given the strong offseason moves made. Portland and Oklahoma City seem about right at 46.5 and 45.5 wins respectively, which also puts them within striking distance of the Jazz for control of the division. The way I see it, these three

What shocked me a bit was Minnesota's odds, placed at 41.5 wins. That's a 13 game swing in one season (the Wolves won 29 games last year) which to me is very, very optimistic. Karl Anthony-Towns is a beast and having Tom Thibodeau at the helm will certainly help, but I think that is too much of a jump for now.

As long as the Nuggets stay healthy they should be able to reach the 34.5 mark with ease this season and surprise Vegas oddsmakers once again. If nothing else, these odds