NBA Basketball Ratings


Below are listed the current NBA basketball power ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index.
More information on how these NBA computer ratings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

DII Rating– This is a NBA power ratings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating and the Aegis Rating. The Aegis Rating is weighted more highly in the beginning of the season whereas the Standard Rating is weighted more highly at the end of the season. This is the final rating that is used to rank the teams.

Standard Rating– Looks at game outcome and score differential only. Record is the most important factor in this rating system.

Aegis Rating– Also looks at game outcome and score differential only, but score outcome is the most important factor in this rating system. This is the more predictive of the rating systems.

Vegas Rating– A rating system based on what the Vegas line is on each game. This rating system is a strong predictor of future games, but does not heavily weight the outcomes of previous games. This rating is used for predictions, but not used for the overall rating.

For our daily projected outcomes of games, check out NBA Basketball Predictions. For our projected outcome of the season, see our NBA Season Simulation

Updated 1/13/2017.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NBA Basketball

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Golden State
34-6
1.7284
0
-0.10 (28)
1.050 (1)
1.074 (1)
1.117 (1)
2
San Antonio
31-8
1.4887
0
-0.04 (22)
0.841 (3)
1.024 (2)
0.867 (2)
3
Houston
31-10
1.3625
0
0.004 (14)
0.867 (2)
0.783 (3)
0.617 (3)
4
Toronto
25-13
0.9054
1
0.103 (4)
0.524 (5)
0.603 (4)
0.504 (5)
5
Cleveland
28-10
0.9048
1
-0.05 (23)
0.636 (4)
0.425 (5)
0.514 (4)
6
Boston
24-15
0.5614
0
-0.03 (19)
0.357 (6)
0.322 (7)
0.284 (7)
7
LA Clippers
27-14
0.5397
1
-0.08 (27)
0.348 (7)
0.303 (9)
0.340 (6)
8
Oklahoma City
24-16
0.5102
1
-0.03 (17)
0.293 (8)
0.343 (6)
0.238 (8)
9
Utah
24-16
0.4643
2
-0.00 (15)
0.268 (9)
0.310 (8)
0.233 (9)
10
Memphis
24-17
0.3372
1
0.039 (12)
0.255 (10)
0.129 (10)
0.013 (12)
11
Atlanta
22-16
0.2103
2
-0.12 (29)
0.159 (11)
0.081 (12)
0.102 (11)
12
Milwaukee
19-18
0.0998
2
-0.03 (18)
0.048 (12)
0.081 (13)
-0.00 (15)
13
Charlotte
20-19
0.0618
1
-0.04 (21)
-0.00 (13)
0.106 (11)
0.114 (10)
14
Washington
19-19
-0.066
1
-0.03 (20)
-0.00 (14)
-0.09 (15)
-0.05 (16)
15
Indiana
20-19
-0.071
1
-0.22 (30)
-0.00 (15)
-0.09 (17)
-0.06 (17)
16
Portland
18-23
-0.084
2
0.120 (2)
-0.11 (16)
0.049 (14)
-0.00 (14)
17
Detroit
18-23
-0.220
1
0.071 (9)
-0.13 (17)
-0.13 (18)
0.006 (13)
18
Chicago
19-21
-0.320
1
-0.06 (24)
-0.14 (18)
-0.28 (22)
-0.11 (19)
19
Sacramento
16-22
-0.361
1
0.042 (11)
-0.17 (19)
-0.29 (23)
-0.21 (22)
20
New York
18-22
-0.364
1
-0.02 (16)
-0.19 (20)
-0.26 (21)
-0.23 (23)
21
New Orleans
16-24
-0.372
2
0.091 (7)
-0.25 (21)
-0.18 (19)
-0.20 (21)
22
Denver
15-23
-0.461
0
0.035 (13)
-0.34 (23)
-0.18 (19)
-0.10 (18)
23
Minnesota
13-26
-0.486
2
0.064 (10)
-0.42 (24)
-0.09 (16)
-0.11 (20)
24
Orlando
16-24
-0.569
3
-0.07 (25)
-0.28 (22)
-0.44 (25)
-0.38 (24)
25
Dallas
12-27
-0.697
1
0.212 (1)
-0.48 (27)
-0.33 (24)
-0.38 (25)
26
LA Lakers
15-28
-0.730
1
0.101 (6)
-0.43 (25)
-0.46 (26)
-0.47 (27)
27
Phoenix
12-27
-0.825
1
0.102 (5)
-0.47 (26)
-0.54 (28)
-0.49 (28)
28
Miami
11-29
-0.856
2
0.119 (3)
-0.53 (28)
-0.51 (27)
-0.42 (26)
29
Philadelphia
11-25
-1.030
0
-0.08 (26)
-0.62 (29)
-0.64 (29)
-0.74 (29)
30
Brooklyn
8-30
-1.611
0
0.074 (8)
-0.96 (30)
-1.03 (30)
-0.89 (30)
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