Pro Basketball Power Ratings

Last updated: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - thru games of February 20 Welcome to my NBA power ratings! I will be updating this page every Monday and Friday. To determine the approximate point spread for a game, simply take the difference between the power ratings of the two teams in question and add 4 points for the home team. These ratings are based on several factors, including won-lost record, schedule strength, and margin of victory in games. The most recent games are given slightly more weight than those played earlier in the season. Enjoy! LR = Ranking in Last Ratings

NBA Team Rankings


Team W L Rating LR
1 Milwaukee Bucks 43 14 57.2 1
2 Golden State Warriors 41 16 55.8 2
3 Toronto Raptors 43 16 55.2 3
4 Oklahoma City Thunder 37 20 54.0 4
5 Denver Nuggets 39 18 53.7 5
6 Boston Celtics 37 21 53.1 9
7 Indiana Pacers 38 20 53.0 6
8 Philadelphia 76ers 37 21 52.9 7
9 Utah Jazz 32 25 52.9 8
10 Portland Trail Blazers 34 23 52.7 10
11 Houston Rockets 33 24 52.3 11
12 San Antonio Spurs 33 26 51.3 12
13 Los Angeles Clippers 32 27 51.1 13
14 Minnesota Timberwolves 27 30 50.1 17
15 New Orleans Pelicans 26 33 50.0 14
16 Sacramento Kings 30 27 49.9 16
17 Orlando Magic 27 32 49.6 22
18 Dallas Mavericks 26 31 49.5 15
19 Los Angeles Lakers 28 29 49.2 19
20 Charlotte Hornets 27 30 49.0 18
21 Miami Heat 26 30 49.0 21
22 Brooklyn Nets 30 29 48.9 20
23 Detroit Pistons 26 30 48.6 23
24 Memphis Grizzlies 23 36 47.8 24
25 Washington Wizards 24 34 47.6 25
26 Atlanta Hawks 19 39 44.5 26
27 Chicago Bulls 14 44 43.6 27
28 New York Knicks 11 47 42.8 29
29 Phoenix Suns 11 48 42.8 28
30 Cleveland Cavaliers 12 46 41.8 30


NBA Teams By Division

PD = Point differential = Points For minus Points Against SS = strength of schedule ranking (1 is toughest and 30 is weakest)


NBA 2018-2019
EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION(2) W L Rating PD SS
3 Toronto Raptors 43 16 55.2 332 19
6 Boston Celtics 37 21 53.1 372 29
8 Philadelphia 76ers 37 21 52.9 216 26
22 Brooklyn Nets 30 29 48.9 -25 28
28 New York Knicks 11 47 42.8 -504 3

CENTRAL DIVISION(5) W L Rating PD SS
1 Milwaukee Bucks 43 14 57.2 557 25
7 Indiana Pacers 38 20 53.0 303 30
23 Detroit Pistons 26 30 48.6 -85 21
27 Chicago Bulls 14 44 43.6 -490 14
30 Cleveland Cavaliers 12 46 41.8 -611 12

SOUTHEAST DIVISION(6) W L Rating PD SS
17 Orlando Magic 27 32 49.6 -62 17
20 Charlotte Hornets 27 30 49.0 -29 27
21 Miami Heat 26 30 49.0 -34 22
25 Washington Wizards 24 34 47.6 -172 18
26 Atlanta Hawks 19 39 44.5 -438 10


WESTERN CONFERENCE
SOUTHWEST DIVISION(3) W L Rating PD SS
11 Houston Rockets 33 24 52.3 119 8
12 San Antonio Spurs 33 26 51.3 58 7
15 New Orleans Pelicans 26 33 50.0 46 6
18 Dallas Mavericks 26 31 49.5 -2 9
24 Memphis Grizzlies 23 36 47.8 -188 2

NORTHWEST DIVISION(1) W L Rating PD SS
4 Oklahoma City Thunder 37 20 54.0 299 24
5 Denver Nuggets 39 18 53.7 279 23
9 Utah Jazz 32 25 52.9 185 5
10 Portland Trail Blazers 34 23 52.7 172 15
14 Minnesota Timberwolves 27 30 50.1 10 16

PACIFIC DIVISION(4) W L Rating PD SS
2 Golden State Warriors 41 16 55.8 405 20
13 Los Angeles Clippers 32 27 51.1 27 4
16 Sacramento Kings 30 27 49.9 -70 11
19 Los Angeles Lakers 28 29 49.2 -68 13
29 Phoenix Suns 11 48 42.8 -602 1


Recent Game Results

MONDAY FEBRUARY 18 No games scheduled TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19 No games scheduled WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 No games scheduled



Upcoming Games(All Times Eastern)

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21 Miami at Philadelphia, 7:00 Phoenix at Cleveland, 7:00 Portland at Brooklyn, 7:30 Boston at Milwaukee, 8:00 (TNT) Houston at LA Lakers, 10:30 (TNT) Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 Chicago at Orlando, 7:00 New Orleans at Indiana, 7:00 San Antonio at Toronto, 7:00 (ESPN) Washington at Charlotte, 7:00 Detroit at Atlanta, 7:30 Minnesota at New York, 7:30 LA Clippers at Memphis, 8:00 Denver at Dallas, 8:30 Utah at Oklahoma City, 9:30 (ESPN) SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23 Portland at Philadelphia, 1:00 Brooklyn at Charlotte, 7:00 Indiana at Washington, 7:00 Memphis at Cleveland, 7:00 Phoenix at Atlanta, 7:00 LA Lakers at New Orleans, 7:00 Detroit at Miami, 7:30 Boston at Chicago, 8:00 Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8:00 Minnesota at Milwaukee, 8:30 Houston at Golden State, 8:30 (ABC) Dallas at Utah, 10:00 SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24 Orlando at Toronto, 3:30 LA Clippers at Denver, 5:00 (NBA TV) San Antonio at New York, 7:30 (NBA TV)