Not gonna lie, it's still very weird to hear people suggest the Wizards could win 50 wins this season, but it starts to take on a little bit more legitimacy now that Vegas is suggesting there's a decent chance it could happen. According to LVH SuperBook, the over/under on the Wizards for this season is 49.5 wins.
The only teams who have higher over/unders this season are the Bulls, Cavaliers, Clippers, Thunder, Warriors and Spurs. At 49.5 wins they're equal with the Mavericks, Rockets and Raptors and just ahead of the Grizzlies, Trail Blazers, Suns, Heat and Hornets. Based on the over/unders, the Wizards would also be set to claim the Southeast Division title. Here are the odds just for the division, according to LVH:
Washington Wizards 11/10
Charlotte Hornets 11/4
Miami Heat 3/1
Atlanta Hawks 8/1
Orlando Magic 60/1
If the odds prove right, the Wizards would claim their first division title since 1978-79, in the old Atlantic Division. That was also the last year won more than 49 games in a season, as they finished 54-28 and went on to the NBA Finals where they lost to the Seattle SuperSonics.
According to LVH, the Wizards were one of 12 teams who finished with more wins than they projected last year, finishing 44-38 after they were projected to get 42 wins. Do you think they can exceed expectations again? Take our poll.