NBA Futures: Jazz In Top 10

The percentage difference at the top of the conference is very large at 34.7%. The Boston Celtics at 16.2% trail the Milwaukee Bucks at 50.9%. The difference between these teams is widening as the Celtics chances are down from 24.9 percent. There is a 9.13 difference in projected win total between the #6 best record and the #7 best record in the conference. This is a pretty significant difference even if it does not seem to be at first glance. In terms of having a realistic chance of winning the conference, there are 6 legitimate contenders (those with >=4% chance).

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EAST FUTURESPROJ WINSWIN DIVPLAYOFFWIN CONF ODDSWIN CONF SIM
Milwaukee Bucks63.899.9%100.0%5/7 (58.3%)50.9%
Boston Celtics53.660.6%100.0%4/1 (20%)16.2%
Philadelphia 76ers50.520.2%100.0%9/2 (18.2%)11.6%
Toronto Raptors50.519.1%100.0%15/1 (6.2%)7.3%
Indiana Pacers48.50.0%100.0%25/1 (3.8%)4.8%
Miami Heat50.897.5%100.0%10/1 (9.1%)4.3%
Orlando Magic41.72.5%97.5%250/1 (0.4%)3.6%
Brooklyn Nets39.10.0%89.7%75/1 (1.3%)1.2%
Detroit Pistons32.50.0%7.9%500/1 (0.2%)--
Chicago Bulls30.90.0%3.0%500/1 (0.2%)--
Charlotte Hornets29.90.0%1.6%5000/1--
Washington Wizards26.40.0%0.1%5000/1--
Cleveland Cavaliers26.30.0%0.0%5000/1--
New York Knicks23.80.0%0.0%5000/1--
Atlanta Hawks23.00.0%0.0%5000/1--

There is a very large 28.3% difference between the Lakers and the Nuggets. The Denver Nuggets at 14.2% trail the LA Lakers at 42.6%. The gap seems to be widening. The Nuggets chances are down from 21.3 percent. While 4.09 may not seem like a lot of wins, that amount of difference between the team with the #6 best record and the #7 best record is pretty large. In terms of having a realistic chance of winning the conference, there are 6 legitimate contenders (those with >=4% chance).

WEST FUTURES PROJ WINSWIN DIVPLAYOFFWIN CONF ODDSWIN CONF SIM
LA Lakers62.898.4%100.0%8/5 (38.5%)42.6%
Denver Nuggets53.854.4%100.0%12/1 (7.7%)14.2%
LA Clippers53.21.6%100.0%8/5 (38.5%)13.9%
Houston Rockets52.463.9%100.0%6/1 (14.3%)11.8%
Utah Jazz53.544.3%100.0%12/1 (7.7%)9.0%
Dallas Mavericks50.436.1%99.9%12/1 (7.7%)6.2%
Oklahoma City Thunder46.31.2%98.6%150/1 (0.7%)1.8%
Memphis Grizzlies38.50.0%45.7%500/1 (0.2%)0.4%
San Antonio Spurs37.70.0%28.6%500/1 (0.2%)--
Portland Trail Blazers36.20.0%16.3%50/1 (2%)--
New Orleans Pelicans33.00.0%3.1%150/1 (0.7%)--
Sacramento Kings33.40.0%3.9%500/1 (0.2%)--
Phoenix Suns33.60.0%3.2%1000/1 (0.1%)--
Minnesota Timberwolves31.10.0%0.6%1000/1 (0.1%)--
Golden State Warriors22.90.0%0.0%1000/1 (0.1%)--

Below are the latest NBA Futures for winning the Championship. At the top, the Bucks have a 3 percentage point lead over the Lakers. The separation between the team with the #8 highest chances vs the #10 highest is 2 percentage points.

CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERSODDSODDS%SIM%TREND
Milwaukee Bucks13/423.5%30.8%--
LA Lakers5/228.6%27.5%DOWN
Denver Nuggets25/13.8%6.5%DOWN
LA Clippers5/228.6%6.5%DOWN
Boston Celtics16/15.9%5.9%DOWN
Houston Rockets12/17.7%5.5%DOWN
Philadelphia 76ers18/15.3%4.3%DOWN
Utah Jazz25/13.8%4.1%DOWN
Dallas Mavericks30/13.2%2.7%DOWN
Toronto Raptors60/11.6%2.1%DOWN
Indiana Pacers100/11.0%1.3%DOWN
Miami Heat40/12.4%1.0%DOWN