Las Vegas has put out their projected win totals for all 30 NBA teams.
The 2013-14 NBA season is one of the more anticipated basketball seasons for the Cleveland Cavaliers since the departure of LeBron James.
The reason for such a highly anticipated NBA season in Cleveland is for good reason as the team brought back defensive guru Mike Brown, signed free agent Andrew Bynum (Who statistically had his best season under Brown), veteran Jarrett Jack, signed number one overall pick Anthony Bennett and has a healthy Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varajao.
Vegas opens up with the Cavaliers as 20-1 odds to win the Central Division.
With a healthy Derrick Rose back, the Chicago Bulls have 2-3 odds.
Vegas believes the Indiana Pacers playoff run a season ago was no fluke as they are given 13-10 odds.
As for win totals, Vegas believes the Miami Heat will have the best record in the NBA regular season as they are the only team to reach 60 projected wins.
The best team in the West is projected to be the Los Angeles Clippers as Vegas projects them to win 57 games, hard to believe that is only one game more than they won a season ago.
Vegas believes there are five teams that will have a dramatic increase of 10 or more wins from last season.
The Washington Wizards are projected to go from 29 wins to 42.
With a healthy John Wall and Bradley Beal this back court has potential to grab a playoff spot in the East.
The Detroit Pistons are another team that won just 29 games last season and Vegas believes they will jump to 41.
Hard to imagine a team with Josh Smith, Greg Monroe, Brandon Jennings and a developing Andre Drummond will win less games than the Wizards.
The New Orleans Pelicans made plenty of moves during the 2013 NBA Draft and now Vegas projects they go from a 27 win team to 40 wins.
With the addition of Jrue Holiday this team finally has found themselves a point guard, something they have been struggling with since Chris Paul left.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are projected to increase their win total by a solid 10 games. A team that won 31 games a season ago, partially due to injury looks to get back on track this season with a healthy Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio.
This finally might be the season for the Timberwolves to slide into the eighth spot in the Western Conference.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are a team Vegas believes will wind up with the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
A team that won a total of 24 games last season is now projected to be around the 40-41 total.
Of course, like all the other teams in the NBA the Cavs season will come down to staying healthy.
Here’s a team who has yet to see their star point guard Kyrie Irving play a full season in the NBA.
Add in that Varajao has missed a lot of time over the past two seasons and Andrew Bynum did not even play last year the Cleveland Cavaliers medical staff potentially could have their hands full.
As for the bottom five teams in the league this season, Vegas projects the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats will be at the same win total (27), who would ever have imagined that one?
The Orlando Magic (24), Phoenix Suns (21) and Philadelphia 76ers (16) round out the bottom five teams projected in the NBA.