Pro Basketball Power Ratings

Last updated: Monday, April 15, 2019 - thru games of April 14 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 61 22 56.4 1
2 Golden State Warriors 58 25 55.4 2
3 Houston Rockets 54 29 54.8 4
4 Toronto Raptors 58 25 54.5 3
5 Portland Trail Blazers 54 29 54.1 6
6 Utah Jazz 50 33 53.8 5
7 Denver Nuggets 54 29 53.3 7
8 Oklahoma City Thunder 49 34 52.9 8
9 Boston Celtics 50 33 52.5 9
10 San Antonio Spurs 49 34 52.2 11
11 Philadelphia 76ers 51 32 52.0 10
12 Indiana Pacers 48 35 51.7 12
13 Los Angeles Clippers 48 35 51.3 13
14 Orlando Magic 43 40 50.9 14
15 Brooklyn Nets 43 40 50.2 15
16 Miami Heat 39 43 49.5 17
17 Sacramento Kings 39 43 49.5 18
18 Detroit Pistons 41 42 49.5 16
19 Charlotte Hornets 39 43 49.3 19
20 Minnesota Timberwolves 36 46 48.8 20
21 Los Angeles Lakers 37 45 48.8 21
22 Dallas Mavericks 33 49 48.5 22
23 Memphis Grizzlies 33 49 48.1 23
24 New Orleans Pelicans 33 49 48.1 24
25 Washington Wizards 32 50 47.1 25
26 Atlanta Hawks 29 53 45.5 26
27 Chicago Bulls 22 60 43.4 27
28 Phoenix Suns 19 63 43.0 28
29 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 42.6 29
30 New York Knicks 17 65 42.3 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(3) W L Rating PD SS
4 Toronto Raptors 58 25 54.5 494 29
9 Boston Celtics 50 33 52.5 374 28
11 Philadelphia 76ers 51 32 52.0 212 27
15 Brooklyn Nets 43 40 50.2 3 24
30 New York Knicks 17 65 42.3 -755 10

CENTRAL DIVISION(5) W L Rating PD SS
1 Milwaukee Bucks 61 22 56.4 762 30
12 Indiana Pacers 48 35 51.7 263 26
18 Detroit Pistons 41 42 49.5 -55 19
27 Chicago Bulls 22 60 43.4 -690 17
29 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 42.6 -788 13

SOUTHEAST DIVISION(6) W L Rating PD SS
14 Orlando Magic 43 40 50.9 61 21
16 Miami Heat 39 43 49.5 -19 22
19 Charlotte Hornets 39 43 49.3 -90 23
25 Washington Wizards 32 50 47.1 -238 25
26 Atlanta Hawks 29 53 45.5 -494 18


WESTERN CONFERENCE
SOUTHWEST DIVISION(2) W L Rating PD SS
3 Houston Rockets 54 29 54.8 423 16
10 San Antonio Spurs 49 34 52.2 143 11
22 Dallas Mavericks 33 49 48.5 -105 4
23 Memphis Grizzlies 33 49 48.1 -213 2
24 New Orleans Pelicans 33 49 48.1 -109 9

NORTHWEST DIVISION(1) W L Rating PD SS
5 Portland Trail Blazers 54 29 54.1 349 15
6 Utah Jazz 50 33 53.8 399 14
7 Denver Nuggets 54 29 53.3 319 12
8 Oklahoma City Thunder 49 34 52.9 276 7
20 Minnesota Timberwolves 36 46 48.8 -123 3

PACIFIC DIVISION(4) W L Rating PD SS
2 Golden State Warriors 58 25 55.4 547 20
13 Los Angeles Clippers 48 35 51.3 53 5
17 Sacramento Kings 39 43 49.5 -92 8
21 Los Angeles Lakers 37 45 48.8 -141 6
28 Phoenix Suns 19 63 43.0 -766 1


2019 NBA PLAYOFFS

Eastern Conference Playoffs - First Round (All Times Eastern)

1) Milwaukee vs. 8) Detroit Milwaukee leads series 1-0 4/14 - Game 1 - Detroit 86 at Milwaukee 121 4/17 - Game 2 - Detroit at Milwaukee, 8:00 (NBA TV) 4/20 - Game 3 - Milwaukee at Detroit, 8:00 (ESPN) 4/22 - Game 4 - Milwaukee at Detroit, 8:00 (TNT) 4/24 - Game 5 - Detroit at Milwaukee, TBD (if necessary) 4/26 - Game 6 - Milwaukee at Detroit, TBD (if necessary) 4/28 - Game 7 - Detroit at Milwaukee, TBD (if necessary) 4) Boston vs. 5) Indiana Boston leads series 1-0 4/14 - Game 1 - Indiana 74 at Boston 84 4/17 - Game 2 - Indiana at Boston, 7;00 (TNT) 4/19 - Game 3 - Boston at Indiana, 8:30 (ABC) 4/21 - Game 4 - Boston at Indiana, 1:00 (ABC) 4/24 - Game 5 - Indiana at Boston, TBD (if necessary) 4/26 - Game 6 - Boston at Indiana, TBD (if necessary) 4/28 - Game 7 - Indiana at Boston, TBD (if necessary) 2) Toronto vs. 7) Orlando Orlando leads series 1-0 4/13 - Game 1 - Orlando 104 at Toronto 101 4/16 - Game 2 - Orlando at Toronto, 8:00 (TNT) 4/19 - Game 3 - Toronto at Orlando, 7:00 (ESPN) 4/21 - Game 4 - Toronto at Orlando, 7:00 (TNT) 4/23 - Game 5 - Orlando at Toronto, TBD (if necessary) 4/25 - Game 6 - Toronto at Orlando, TBD (if necessary) 4/27 - Game 7 - Orlando at Toronto, TBD (if necessary) 3) Philadelphia vs. 6) Brooklyn Brooklyn leads series 1-0 4/13 - Game 1 - Brooklyn 111 at Philadelphia 102 4/15 - Game 2 - Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 8:00 (TNT) 4/18 - Game 3 - Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 8:00 (TNT) 4/20 - Game 4 - Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 3:00 (TNT) 4/23 - Game 5 - Brooklyn at Philadelphia, TBD (if necessary) 4/25 - Game 6 - Philadelphia at Brooklyn, TBD (if necessary) 4/27 - Game 7 - Brooklyn at Philadelphia, TBD (if necessary)

Western Conference Playoffs - First Round (All Times Eastern)

1) Golden State vs. 8) LA Clippers Golden State leads series 1-0 4/13 - Game 1 - LA Clippers 104 at Golden State 121 4/15 - Game 2 - LA Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 (TNT) 4/18 - Game 3 - Golden State at LA Clippers, 10:30 (TNT) 4/21 - Game 4 - Golden State at LA Clippers, 3:30 (ABC) 4/24 - Game 5 - LA Clippers at Golden State, TBD (if necessary) 4/26 - Game 6 - Golden State at LA Clippers, TBD (if necessary) 4/28 - Game 7 - LA Clippers at Golden State, TBD (if necessary) 4) Houston vs. 5) Utah Houston leads series 1-0 4/14 - Game 1 - Utah 90 at Houston 122 4/17 - Game 2 - Utah at Houston, 9:30 (TNT) 4/20 - Game 3 - Houston at Utah, 10:30 (ESPN) 4/22 - Game 4 - Houston at Utah, 10:30 (TNT) 4/24 - Game 5 - Utah at Houston, TBD (if necessary) 4/26 - Game 6 - Houston at Utah, TBD (if necessary) 4/28 - Game 7 - Utah at Houston, TBD (if necessary) 2) Denver vs. 7) San Antonio San Antonio leads series 1-0 4/13 - Game 1 - San Antonio 101 at Denver 96 4/16 - Game 2 - San Antonio at Denver, 9:00 (NBA TV) 4/18 - Game 3 - Denver at San Antonio, 9:00 (NBA TV) 4/20 - Game 4 - Denver at San Antonio, 5:30 (TNT) 4/23 - Game 5 - San Antonio at Denver, TBD (if necessary) 4/25 - Game 6 - Denver at San Antonio, TBD (if necessary) 4/27 - Game 7 - San Antonio at Denver, TBD (if necessary) 3) Portland vs. 6) Oklahoma City Portland leads series 1-0 4/14 - Game 1 - Oklahoma City 99 at Portland 104 4/16 - Game 2 - Oklahoma City at Portland, 10:30 (TNT) 4/19 - Game 3 - Portland at Oklahoma City, 10:30 (ESPN) 4/21 - Game 4 - Portland at Oklahoma City, 9:30 (TNT) 4/23 - Game 5 - Oklahoma City at Portland, TBD (if necessary) 4/25 - Game 6 - Portland at Oklahoma City, TBD (if necessary) 4/27 - Game 7 - Oklahoma City at Portland, TBD (if necessary)