NBA Futures: Warriors #1 But Next Five All in East

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The relative percentage difference at the top of the conference is at 36%. The Milwaukee Bucks at 21.5% trail the Toronto Raptors at 29.3%. The gap seems to be widening. The Bucks chances are down from 26.2 percent. As far as teams fighting for the final playoff spots go, there is a very small difference in projected wins between the teams with the #6 best record and the team with the #7 best record. This is a top heavy conference with just 5 teams with at least a four percent chance of winning it.

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EAST FUTURESPROJ WINSWIN DIVPLAYOFFWIN CONF ODDSWIN CONF SIM
Toronto Raptors58.693.9%100.0%3/2 (40%)29.3%
Milwaukee Bucks55.880.2%100.0%4/1 (20%)21.5%
Indiana Pacers52.219.8%99.9%25/1 (3.8%)17.2%
Boston Celtics50.32.3%99.9%7/5 (41.7%)16.3%
Philadelphia 76ers51.93.8%99.9%5/1 (16.7%)12.9%
Miami Heat41.742.8%91.2%100/1 (1%)1.6%
Washington Wizards42.055.3%94.9%400/1 (0.2%)0.8%
Detroit Pistons36.20.0%31.0%200/1 (0.5%)0.2%
Brooklyn Nets37.90.0%56.4%200/1 (0.5%)0.1%
Charlotte Hornets35.11.7%21.1%100/1 (1%)--
Orlando Magic32.90.2%5.6%200/1 (0.5%)--
New York Knicks26.40.0%0.0%4000/1--
Atlanta Hawks26.20.0%0.0%4000/1--
Chicago Bulls23.90.0%0.0%4000/1--
Cleveland Cavaliers19.00.0%0.0%4000/1--

There is a huge 969% relative difference between conference leaders. The Golden State Warriors lead with a 72.2 percent chance of winning the West and the Utah Jazz are at 6.8%. The difference between these teams is widening as the Jazz chances are down from 10.6 percent. While 4.07 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 is not a lot of parity and power is concentrated at the top of the conference with just 3 teams having at least a 4% chance of winning it.

WEST FUTURES PROJ WINSWIN DIVPLAYOFFWIN CONF ODDSWIN CONF SIM
Golden State Warriors56.499.8%100.0%1/3 (75%)72.2%
Utah Jazz48.427.3%98.0%20/1 (4.8%)6.8%
Houston Rockets45.064.0%80.7%6/1 (14.3%)6.0%
LA Lakers43.70.2%65.9%12/1 (7.7%)3.9%
Oklahoma City Thunder48.025.3%96.0%7/1 (12.5%)3.9%
Denver Nuggets49.143.6%98.8%25/1 (3.8%)3.6%
Portland Trail Blazers45.03.2%81.6%100/1 (1%)1.3%
Minnesota Timberwolves41.70.5%39.3%250/1 (0.4%)1.0%
New Orleans Pelicans41.414.2%35.8%100/1 (1%)0.8%
San Antonio Spurs42.517.2%52.7%30/1 (3.2%)0.3%
Sacramento Kings40.30.0%21.0%500/1 (0.2%)0.2%
Dallas Mavericks38.93.6%11.0%250/1 (0.4%)0.1%
Memphis Grizzlies37.00.9%4.8%250/1 (0.4%)--
LA Clippers39.50.0%14.1%100/1 (1%)--
Phoenix Suns22.90.0%0.0%5000/1--

Below are the latest NBA Futures for winning the Championship. At #2, the Raptors have a 11 percent chance of winning the championship, which is 48 percentage points behind the Warriors. At the bottom of the contenders list, 1 percentage points separate the 76ers from the Rockets.

CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERSODDSODDS%SIM%TREND
Golden State Warriors1/266.7%59.2%UP
Toronto Raptors7/112.5%11.3%DOWN
Milwaukee Bucks14/16.7%6.4%DOWN
Indiana Pacers80/11.2%4.9%DOWN
Boston Celtics6/114.3%4.6%DOWN
Philadelphia 76ers16/15.9%3.4%DOWN
Utah Jazz40/12.4%2.5%DOWN
Houston Rockets12/17.7%2.4%DOWN
LA Lakers25/13.8%1.7%DOWN
Oklahoma City Thunder14/16.7%1.3%DOWN
Denver Nuggets50/12.0%1.0%--