Vegas Over/Under: 47.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 50-32 The Bet: Over with marginal confidence
Why anticipate a drop from the Washington Wizards?
The three-headed monster of John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. continues to be trending upward. Each guy is moving toward his athletic prime and building chemistry with the other members of this triumvirate whilst trying to assert himself as a highest talent in his respective position. Wall is currently there, and the other two aren’t far behind.
And if you’re concerned about the seat, do not be–not for the reason you might expect.
Last year’s second-stringers were dreadful. They routinely wasted leads and dug inescapable holes for the starters. This year’s bench collection should not be much better, as Tim Frazier, Jodie Meeks and Mike Scott aren’t exactly marquee additions. And that’s almost irrelevant.
The non-starters are bad. We know that much. On the other hand, the starters continue to be in place, along with the Wizards posted an 8.1 internet rating last year when Wall, Beal, Porter, Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat were around the ground together. In spite of all the putridity behind them, they pulled their troops to 49 wins.
So again, why should we expect anything else this season, especially when the group was in the second half of through the year’s opening salvo?