NBA Futures: Bucks Additions Add To Milwaukee Seasons Win Totals

Swinging Johnson

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 5:08 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 5:08 PM UTC

The Milwaukee Bucks missed the playoffs last year but every new season holds limitless possibilities. Let’s take a look at what the NBA odds makers are hanging for Milwaukee’s total wins for the 2016-2017 season.

 Bucks Additions Look Promising

The Milwaukee Bucks failed to return to the playoffs after a 2014-2015 campaign that saw them enter as the sixth-seed in the East with a 41-41- record. But last season they regressed, posting a record of 33-49 which did nothing but land them the 10th pick in the draft. The Bucks decided to add to a frontcourt that is already long, to begin with when they chose Thon Maker, a Sudanese-Australian high school player, whose 7’1” lanky frame may not quite be ready for the big bodies of the NBA, no wonder why their odds to win the Championship are +15000 at 5Dimes.

Milwaukee tapped Virginia’s shooting guard and consensus first-team All-American Malcolm Brogdon in the second-round (36th overall) which could turn into a smart selection based on his 18.4 PPG last season with the Cavaliers and his defensive aptitude. They also added a veteran presence in guard Matthew Dellavedova, who served as a role player for last season’s Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Mirza Teletovic is a power forward who played three seasons with the Nets and last year with the Phoenix Suns who can add a three-point threat when he gets loose.

And finally, Milwaukee inked 39-year-old Jason Terry to a one-year pact and will use him more as a mentor for the youngsters that comprise not only the nucleus but the future of this Milwaukee franchise. Terry has hit more three-pointers than all but Ray Allen and Reggie Miller in the history of the sport and will be called upon to hit a few more this season.

Milwaukee waved goodbye to Jerryd Bayless (Philadelphia), Damien Inglis, OJ Mayo, Johnny O’Bryant and Greivis Vasquez (Brooklyn), none of whom made a significant contribution last season, with the slight exception of Bayless who signed with the 76’ers.

What Does the Future Hold?

The question really is what does this season hold in store for the Bucks and should we be bullish or bearish when including them in our NBA picks? The NBA odds makers are hanging an NBA future prop of 37 ½ on the Bucks. That is a marginal jump from the 33 games they won last season. However, the injury to shooting guard Khris Middleton has knocked this number down from 39 ½ but the healthy mix of young and old talent added to the roster coupled with burgeoning All-Stars in Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounnpo make the over a tempting proposition wager. Let’s look for Milwaukee to hit the .500 mark this season and teeter on the bubble as a playoff contender.


Free NBA Pick: Over 37 ½ wins for Milwaukee
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes where you can get a 50% Free Play Bonus

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