NBA Futures: Jazz In Top 10

There is a huge 32.9% difference between conference leaders. The Milwaukee Bucks lead with a 50.9 percent chance of winning the East and the Toronto Raptors are at 18.1%. The difference between these teams is widening as the Raptors chances are down from 26.7 percent. While 12.99 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. 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 Bucks66.6100.0%100.0%4/9 (69.2%)50.9%
Toronto Raptors57.277.9%100.0%13/2 (13.3%)18.1%
Boston Celtics54.420.4%100.0%6/1 (14.3%)10.2%
Philadelphia 76ers50.91.6%100.0%10/1 (9.1%)6.9%
Indiana Pacers47.50.0%100.0%30/1 (3.2%)6.7%
Miami Heat51.1100.0%100.0%10/1 (9.1%)5.0%
Orlando Magic38.10.0%99.3%1000/1 (0.1%)1.1%
Brooklyn Nets38.10.0%98.7%500/1 (0.2%)1.0%
Washington Wizards29.60.0%1.4%5000/1--
Chicago Bulls28.80.0%0.4%----
Atlanta Hawks28.20.0%0.2%----
Detroit Pistons26.10.0%0.0%----
Charlotte Hornets25.20.0%0.0%----
New York Knicks24.60.0%0.0%----
Cleveland Cavaliers24.30.0%0.0%----

The percentage difference at the top of the conference is huge at 14.8%. The LA Lakers lead with a 39.4 percent chance of winning the West and the Denver Nuggets are at 24.6%. The difference between these teams seems to be shrinking. The Lakers chances are down from 48.4 percent. The playoff race should be a tight one with only -1.36 wins separate the 3 teams projected for the #5, #6 and #7 best conference 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 Lakers64.299.6%100.0%7/5 (41.7%)39.4%
Denver Nuggets55.687.4%100.0%8/1 (11.1%)24.6%
LA Clippers54.90.4%100.0%8/5 (38.5%)19.8%
Utah Jazz52.010.7%100.0%20/1 (4.8%)7.4%
Houston Rockets50.272.1%100.0%8/1 (11.1%)3.3%
Dallas Mavericks47.827.8%99.9%20/1 (4.8%)2.1%
Oklahoma City Thunder49.11.8%100.0%50/1 (2%)2.1%
Portland Trail Blazers39.90.0%40.6%250/1 (0.4%)0.8%
New Orleans Pelicans38.90.0%27.3%30/1 (3.2%)0.4%
San Antonio Spurs37.70.0%11.5%500/1 (0.2%)--
Memphis Grizzlies38.30.0%17.3%250/1 (0.4%)--
Sacramento Kings35.40.0%2.4%1000/1 (0.1%)--
Phoenix Suns34.00.0%0.4%1000/1 (0.1%)--
Minnesota Timberwolves25.60.0%0.0%----
Golden State Warriors18.50.0%0.0%----

Below are the latest NBA Futures for winning the Championship. At the top, the Bucks have a 4 percentage point lead over the Lakers. The separation between the team with the #5 highest chances vs the #7 highest is 5.1 percentage points.

CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERSODDSODDS%SIM%TREND
Milwaukee Bucks5/228.6%29.2%DOWN
LA Lakers5/228.6%25.3%--
Denver Nuggets16/15.9%13.2%UP
LA Clippers3/125.0%11.2%DOWN
Toronto Raptors25/13.8%7.7%DOWN
Utah Jazz40/12.4%3.1%DOWN
Boston Celtics20/14.8%2.6%DOWN
Indiana Pacers100/11.0%1.9%UP
Philadelphia 76ers30/13.2%1.8%DOWN
Houston Rockets16/15.9%1.2%DOWN