Associations are constantly changing, and keeping up with who looks best can be difficult. Every week, I will provide my NBA Power Rankings for each team regarding NBA Championship Odds.
This is the last time we see the Thunder, Rockets, Pacers, Magic and Pistons in this ranking. Mathematically, they’re out of the playoffs, and WynnBET has dropped the NBA championship odds for three of these teams.
Here’s how things go with about 10 games left. All odds listed are through WynnBET.
The Suns need Chris Paul back to win them all, but regular-season wins shouldn’t be a big deal. They will be healthy when the time comes and it will be interesting to see how they track their championship record last season.
There’s no team I’m more excited to meet in the knockout stages than the Memphis Grizzlies. Ja Morant has been great all year, and they fought for the No. 2 seed in the West. This will be an exciting trip for them.
Miami continues to keep its distance from the top spot at the Eastern Conference. The Heat’s biggest problem is that Jimmy Butler can’t shoot right now. If he can start doing jumpers, they’ll be fine.
The Warriors have Draymond Green back, but Steph Curry is sidelined with an ankle injury. “Playoff Warriors” will be fun to watch.
The Milwaukee Bucks just made it to the knockout stages to test their championship DNA. I’m not too concerned with them.
Boston’s attack is starting to catch up with its defence. That’s a scary sentence for the rest of the Eastern Conference. If Jayson Tatum turns out to be an effective goalscorer, the Celtics could be the team to beat.
Kevin Durant is amazing. He carries this team every night and even as the 7th seed, the Nets are extremely dangerous.
Utah needs home advantage in the first leg. Otherwise, things could go awry with the 5th seed. The regular season doesn’t matter to Utah anymore. It’s either a deep playoff or nothing at all.
Dallas has a chance to get a home advantage for the first time in the Luka Doncic era. Doncic is peaking at the right time, and he will soon put the Mavericks in a better position.
Chicago looks the same as it does now when Alex Caruso is back on the floor. Now that part of the defense is back, the return of Lonzo Ball is the only thing left for the Bulls to wait for.
Philadelphia, after a happy week, has become a collective centered around bad games and hopeful wishes. If Harden and Embiid can’t play clean basketball, a first game is possible.
Minnesota got the spot because it fought back into the playoff picture. The Wolves have the eighth hardest fixture remaining, which will really put this final breakthrough to the test.
Denver will need Nikola Jokic speeding to keep them out of the game. The Nuggets have been hit or missed this season, which underlines the importance of securing your spot. With the Timberwolves closed, Denver has more work to do.
Cleveland has been in a serious decline since the beginning of the season. With Jarrett Allen absent, it was difficult to maintain a solid defensive presence inside – even with Evan Mobley.
The Raptors’ season will come down to whether they can wrap up well in this final stretch. If they fall and fall into the play-in, I might wipe them out in the tournament. Otherwise, they may have a match set up from the jump.
Charlotte ended up returning to the winning column on a regular basis. The Hornets are getting the 9th seed East and are hoping for a different result than last year’s play-in.
Clippers are the epitome of steadfastness and purgatory. They fight every night, but are stuck at the 8th seed. Their ceiling depends on whether Paul George returns or not. Also, they will be a tough one.
The Atlanta Hawks are safe in my opinion, but they’re still not good. The Hawks needed to make two games to get the game played at home. I don’t think that happens, but Hornet is unpredictable.
Don’t look now, but the Lakers may have woken up. They won games against the Raptors and the Cavaliers and Russell Westbrook shot really well in those games. If the Lakers can get Anthony Davis back and the shots fall, it could turn scary soon.
Pelicans need to wake up. They are leading 4-6 in the last 10 matches. With the Spurs on their tails, victory is needed to stand a chance.
Spurs have come very close to the knockout stages, but they need some help. Dejounte Murray will have to go to another level to get them there. If the Pelicans continue to decline, the Spurs dynasty may have a chance to revive.
I still don’t understand how the Blazers were still vying for a playoff spot, but they did. Portland kept its hopes alive with a win over the Pistons and needed to hope the Pelicans and Lakers fell apart in the long run.
The Wizards won against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, but it was still too late. They are five games behind Atlanta and will not be in the knockout stages. Perhaps this is the year the Bradley Beal is traded and begins to rebuild.
The Knicks, one season after gaining a home-field advantage in the knockout stages, are back in the draw. Something needs to change for the Knicks this summer, otherwise next year could look very similar.
According to playoffstatus.com, the Kings have less than a 1% chance of taking the No. 10. With Sabonis returning from injury, this season is essentially over. Sacramento needs to get back to the drawing board.
They are 26th because even though they don’t have enough talent to compete for the win, they are still one of the best teams to bet on the odds.
Houston has a lot to look forward to with the arrival of Jalen Green. Next season should focus on bringing in veterans and trying to compete in an open conference.
The Pacers have a background in Tyrese Haliburton. This season is likely to be full of revenue as deals seem inevitable.
Cade Cunningham ran late for Rookie of the Year, but just not enough to get there. Detroit should spend a little more money and try to get out of the basement next year.
Orlando should be praying the ping pong balls fall its way because they’re so pitiful this season and need new talent – soon.
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