NBA Futures: 76ers In Top 10

There is a huge 28.6% difference between conference leaders. The Milwaukee Bucks lead with a 46.6 percent chance of winning the East and the Toronto Raptors are at 17.9%. The gap seems to be widening. The Raptors chances are down from 26.7 percent. A difference of 9.92 wins may not sound like much but that much of a difference between the #6 best record and the #7 best record in the conference is considerable. There are 6 teams with at least a four percent chance of winning the conference.

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EAST FUTURESPROJ WINSWIN DIVPLAYOFFWIN CONF ODDSWIN CONF SIM
Milwaukee Bucks65.0100.0%100.0%2/5 (71.4%)46.6%
Toronto Raptors57.484.4%100.0%6/1 (14.3%)17.9%
Boston Celtics54.215.5%100.0%6/1 (14.3%)16.3%
Miami Heat51.3100.0%100.0%12/1 (7.7%)5.7%
Indiana Pacers49.00.0%100.0%35/1 (2.8%)5.0%
Philadelphia 76ers49.30.2%100.0%12/1 (7.7%)5.0%
Orlando Magic39.40.0%100.0%1000/1 (0.1%)2.1%
Brooklyn Nets38.30.0%99.9%500/1 (0.2%)1.3%
Washington Wizards29.20.0%0.1%5000/1--
Chicago Bulls28.70.0%0.0%----
Charlotte Hornets28.60.0%0.0%----
Atlanta Hawks26.60.0%0.0%----
New York Knicks24.80.0%0.0%----
Detroit Pistons24.60.0%0.0%----
Cleveland Cavaliers24.40.0%0.0%----

There is a large 5.7% difference between the Clippers and the Lakers. The LA Clippers lead with a 44.5 percent chance of winning the West and the LA Lakers are at 38.8%. The gap seems to be widening. The Lakers chances are down from 45.8 percent. As far as teams fighting for the final playoff spots go, there is a small difference in projected wins between the teams with the #5 best record and the team with the #7 best record. This is a very top heavy conference with just 4 teams with at least a four percent chance of winning it.

WEST FUTURES PROJ WINSWIN DIVPLAYOFFWIN CONF ODDSWIN CONF SIM
LA Clippers58.22.1%100.0%7/4 (36.4%)44.5%
LA Lakers64.397.9%100.0%11/10 (47.6%)38.8%
Denver Nuggets53.977.2%100.0%12/1 (7.7%)7.5%
Utah Jazz52.121.0%100.0%20/1 (4.8%)5.4%
Houston Rockets49.170.1%100.0%10/1 (9.1%)2.5%
Dallas Mavericks47.229.9%100.0%20/1 (4.8%)0.6%
Oklahoma City Thunder48.51.7%100.0%50/1 (2%)0.3%
Memphis Grizzlies39.50.0%47.0%250/1 (0.4%)0.2%
New Orleans Pelicans37.80.0%23.7%25/1 (3.8%)--
Portland Trail Blazers37.60.0%12.8%50/1 (2%)--
Sacramento Kings37.00.0%11.0%1000/1 (0.1%)--
San Antonio Spurs36.00.0%4.7%1000/1 (0.1%)--
Phoenix Suns33.90.0%0.3%----
Minnesota Timberwolves25.80.0%0.0%----
Golden State Warriors21.30.0%0.0%----

All playoff teams may think they have a shot at winning the championship, but only 7 really do with at least a two percent chance. At #2, the Lakers have a 27 percent chance of winning the championship, which is 5 percentage points behind the Clippers. At the bottom of the contenders list, 2 percentage points separate the Celtics from the Jazz.

CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERSODDSODDS%SIM%TREND
LA Clippers3/125.0%32.0%--
LA Lakers9/535.7%26.7%--
Milwaukee Bucks3/125.0%21.4%DOWN
Toronto Raptors20/14.8%5.4%DOWN
Boston Celtics20/14.8%4.4%DOWN
Denver Nuggets25/13.8%3.6%DOWN
Utah Jazz40/12.4%2.4%DOWN