Pro Basketball Power Ratings



Last updated: Monday, April 16, 2018 - thru games of April 15


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 Houston Rockets 66 17 56.9 1
2 Toronto Raptors 60 23 55.6 2
3 Golden State Warriors 59 24 54.6 3
4 Philadelphia 76ers 53 30 54.0 4
5 Boston Celtics 56 27 53.2 6
6 Utah Jazz 48 35 53.1 5
7 Oklahoma City Thunder 49 34 52.7 7
8 Portland Trail Blazers 49 34 52.4 8
9 New Orleans Pelicans 49 34 52.0 11
10 San Antonio Spurs 47 36 52.0 9
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 47 36 52.0 10
12 Denver Nuggets 46 36 51.7 12
13 Indiana Pacers 49 34 51.7 14
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 50 33 51.3 13
15 Washington Wizards 43 40 50.5 15
16 Milwaukee Bucks 44 39 50.3 17
17 Miami Heat 44 39 50.2 16
18 Los Angeles Clippers 42 40 50.0 18
19 Detroit Pistons 39 43 49.7 19
20 Charlotte Hornets 36 46 49.1 20
21 Los Angeles Lakers 35 47 48.7 21
22 Brooklyn Nets 28 54 46.8 22
23 New York Knicks 29 53 46.5 23
24 Dallas Mavericks 24 58 46.5 24
25 Orlando Magic 25 57 45.2 25
26 Atlanta Hawks 24 58 45.1 26
27 Sacramento Kings 27 55 45.0 27
28 Chicago Bulls 27 55 45.0 28
29 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 44.8 29
30 Phoenix Suns 21 61 43.5 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 2017-2018
EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION(2) W L Rating PD SS
2 Toronto Raptors 60 23 55.6 646 30
4 Philadelphia 76ers 53 30 54.0 396 24
5 Boston Celtics 56 27 53.2 300 29
22 Brooklyn Nets 28 54 46.8 -307 7
23 New York Knicks 29 53 46.5 -292 15

CENTRAL DIVISION(4) W L Rating PD SS
13 Indiana Pacers 49 34 51.7 131 23
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 50 33 51.3 59 28
16 Milwaukee Bucks 44 39 50.3 -31 18
19 Detroit Pistons 39 43 49.7 -12 20
28 Chicago Bulls 27 55 45.0 -577 9

SOUTHEAST DIVISION(6) W L Rating PD SS
15 Washington Wizards 43 40 50.5 40 14
17 Miami Heat 44 39 50.2 12 26
20 Charlotte Hornets 36 46 49.1 21 22
25 Orlando Magic 25 57 45.2 -395 19
26 Atlanta Hawks 24 58 45.1 -447 10


WESTERN CONFERENCE
SOUTHWEST DIVISION(3) W L Rating PD SS
1 Houston Rockets 66 17 56.9 695 27
9 New Orleans Pelicans 49 34 52.0 111 8
10 San Antonio Spurs 47 36 52.0 216 11
24 Dallas Mavericks 24 58 46.5 -249 3
29 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 44.8 -506 2

NORTHWEST DIVISION(1) W L Rating PD SS
6 Utah Jazz 48 35 53.1 345 5
7 Oklahoma City Thunder 49 34 52.7 288 21
8 Portland Trail Blazers 49 34 52.4 211 17
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 47 36 52.0 180 6
12 Denver Nuggets 46 36 51.7 121 16

PACIFIC DIVISION(5) W L Rating PD SS
3 Golden State Warriors 59 24 54.6 511 25
18 Los Angeles Clippers 42 40 50.0 3 12
21 Los Angeles Lakers 35 47 48.7 -127 13
27 Sacramento Kings 27 55 45.0 -573 4
30 Phoenix Suns 21 61 43.5 -770 1


2018 NBA PLAYOFFS (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS


1) Toronto  vs.  8) Washington
Toronto leads series 1-0

Game 1 - 4/14 - Washington 106  at Toronto 114
Game 2 - 4/17 - Washington at Toronto, 7:00  (NBA TV)
Game 3 - 4/20 - Toronto at Washington, 8:00  (ESPN2)
Game 4 - 4/22 - Toronto at Washington, 6:00  (TNT)
Game 5 - 4/25 - Washington at Toronto, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/27 - Toronto at Washington, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/29 - Washington at Toronto, TBD  (if necessary)



4) Cleveland  vs.  5) Indiana
Indiana leads series 1-0

Game 1 - 4/15 - Indiana 98  at Cleveland 80
Game 2 - 4/18 - Indiana at Cleveland, 7:00  (TNT)
Game 3 - 4/20 - Cleveland at Indiana, 7:00  (ESPN)
Game 4 - 4/22 - Cleveland at Indiana, 8:30  (TNT)
Game 5 - 4/25 - Indiana at Cleveland, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/27 - Cleveland at Indiana, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/29 - Indiana at Cleveland, TBD  (if necessary) 



3) Philadelphia  vs.  6) Miami
Philadelphia leads series 1-0

Game 1 - 4/14 - Miami 103  at Philadelphia 130
Game 2 - 4/16 - Miami at Philadelphia, 8:00  (TNT)
Game 3 - 4/19 - Philadelphia at Miami, 7:00  (TNT)
Game 4 - 4/21 - Philadelphia at Miami, 2:30  (TNT)
Game 5 - 4/24 - Miami at Philadelphia, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/26 - Philadelphia at Miami, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/28 - Miami at Philadelphia, TBD  (if necessary)



2) Boston  vs.  7) Milwaukee
Boston leads series 1-0

Game 1 - 4/15 - Milwaukee 107  at Boston 113  (OT)
Game 2 - 4/17 - Milwaukee at Boston, 8:00  (TNT)
Game 3 - 4/20 - Boston at Milwaukee, 9:30  (ESPN)
Game 4 - 4/22 - Boston at Milwaukee, 1:00  (ABC)
Game 5 - 4/24 - Milwaukee at Boston  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/26 - Boston at Milwaukee  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/28 - Milwaukee at Boston  (if necessary)



WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS


1) Houston  vs.  8) Minnesota
Houston leads series 1-0

Game 1 - 4/15 - Minnesota 101  at Houston 104
Game 2 - 4/17 - Minnesota at Houston, 8:00  (TNT)
Game 3 - 4/20 - Houston at Minnesota, 9:30  (ESPN)
Game 4 - 4/22 - Houston at Minnesota, 1:00  (ABC)
Game 5 - 4/24 - Minnesota at Houston, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/26 - Houston at Minnesota, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/28 - Minnesota at Houston, TBD  (if necessary)



4) Oklahoma City  vs.  5) Utah
Oklahoma City leads series 1-0

Game 1 - 4/15 - Utah 108  at Oklahoma City 116
Game 2 - 4/18 - Utah at Oklahoma City, 8:00  (NBA TV)
Game 3 - 4/21 - Oklahoma City at Utah, 10:00  (ESPN)
Game 4 - 4/23 - Oklahoma City at Utah, 10:30  (TNT)
Game 5 - 4/25 - Utah at Oklahoma City, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/27 - Oklahoma City at Utah, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/29 - Utah at Oklahoma City, TBD  (if necessary) 



3) Portland  vs.  6) New Orleans
New Orleans leads series 1-0

Game 1 - 4/14 - New Orleans 97  at Portland 95
Game 2 - 4/17 - New Orleans at Portland, 10:30  (TNT)
Game 3 - 4/19 - Portland at New Orleans, 9:00  (NBA TV)
Game 4 - 4/21 - Portland at New Orleans, 5:00  (TNT)
Game 5 - 4/24 - New Orleans at Portland, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/26 - Portland at New Orleans, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/28 - New Orleans at Portland, TBD  (if necessary)



2) Golden State  vs.  7) San Antonio
Golden State leads series 1-0

Game 1 - 4/14 - San Antonio 92  at Golden State 113
Game 2 - 4/17 - San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30  (TNT)
Game 3 - 4/19 - Golden State at San Antonio, 9:00  (NBA TV)
Game 4 - 4/21 - Golden State at San Antonio, 5:00  (TNT)
Game 5 - 4/24 - San Antonio at Golden State, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/26 - Golden State at San Antonio, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/28 - San Antonio at Golden State, TBD  (if necessary)