NBA Basketball Predictions


The Predictor was designed to use computer estimates from the Inference Index to predict future NBA games. Unless noted in the “Notes/Line Mover” section of the prediction, the Predictor does NOT account for injuries, or any other factors that may cause the outcome to be swayed in one direction or another. See my disclaimer page for more on the benefits/downfalls about these predictions: Predictions Disclaimer.

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All upcoming NBA basketball predictions are listed below along with the Index’s picks for the odds to win each of the NBA games straight-up (SU) and predictions for each game.

NBA Basketball Predictions – Donchess Inference Ratings

Today’s NBA Basketball Game Predictions

Date Matchup Teams Lines – Updated 11/18 @ 11:04 am Odds to Win Score Prediction Total Goals
11/18 Utah vs Orlando Utah
+220
+230
+240
40.8%
100.9
204.8
Orlando
-260
-270
-260
59.2%
103.8
11/18 LA Clippers vs Charlotte LA Clippers
+160
+160
+170
54%
105.9
210.6
Charlotte
-180
-180
-185
46%
104.7
11/18 Boston vs Atlanta Boston
-265
-265
-250
69.1%
103.6
201.4
Atlanta
+225
+225
+230
30.9%
97.8
11/18 Golden State vs Philadelphia Golden State
-380
-400
-365
66.8%
118.2
231.2
Philadelphia
+320
+300
+328
33.2%
112.9
11/18 Houston vs Memphis Houston
-345
-320
-320
52.6%
102.9
205.1
Memphis
+290
+260
+290
47.4%
102.1
11/18 Milwaukee vs Dallas Milwaukee
-305
-310
-295
56.9%
103.3
204.5
Dallas
+255
+255
+265
43.1%
101.1
11/18 Sacramento vs Portland Sacramento
+635
+600
+635
20.3%
94.6
197.5
Portland
-850
-1000
-800
79.7%
102.8

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Tomorrow’s NBA Basketball Game Predictions

Date Matchup Notes/Line Mover Teams Odds to Win Score Prediction Total Points
11/19 Indiana vs Miami Miami wins by 6 Indiana
30.1%
100.3
206.7
Miami
69.9%
106.3
11/19 Golden State vs Brooklyn Golden State wins by 9 Golden State
79.2%
121.9
235.9
Brooklyn
20.8%
113.9
11/19 Washington vs Toronto Toronto wins by 4 Washington
40.2%
107.8
218.7
Toronto
59.8%
110.9
11/19 Detroit vs Minnesota Minnesota wins by 2 Detroit
43.7%
106.2
214.2
Minnesota
56.3%
108.0
11/19 Chicago vs Phoenix Phoenix wins by 3 Chicago
41.8%
104.5
211.7
Phoenix
58.2%
107.2
11/19 Denver vs LA Lakers Denver wins by 3 Denver
57.1%
107.9
213.5
LA Lakers
42.9%
105.5


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Donchess Inference Predictor Results- NBA Basketball

2017-2018 Season: Straight Up: 134-66 (67.0%), Against The Spread: 103-92 (52.8%)
2016-2017 Season: Straight Up: 751-401 (65.2%), Against The Spread: 576-536 (51.8%)
2015-2016 Season: Straight Up: 883-385 (69.6%), Against The Spread: 605-621 (49.3%)
2014-2015 Season: Straight Up: 858-435 (66.4%), Against The Spread: 637-612 (51.0%)
2013-2014 Season: Straight Up: 855-436 (66.2%), Against The Spread: 582-591 (49.6%)

*Historical results can be found at ThePredictionTracker.

2017-2018 NBA Futures

Below are our results from 1,000 computer simulations for the NBA season. These odds will change and be updated as the season progresses.

Last simulation was done on 11/7/2017.

Atlantic Proj Wins Proj Losses Prob to Win Division Playoff % Prob to win NBA Championship
Boston
52.5
29.5
76.8%
99.6%
12%
Brooklyn
28.2
53.8
0%
0.8%
0%
New York
35.1
46.9
0%
16.4%
0.2%
Philadelphia
41.9
40.1
3.5%
68.9%
0.8%
Toronto
47.5
34.5
19.7%
95.5%
4.4%
Central Proj Wins Proj Losses Prob to Win Division Playoff % Prob to win NBA Championship
Chicago
29.1
52.9
0%
1%
0%
Cleveland
47
35
50.6%
94.4%
6.6%
Detroit
46.2
35.8
38.8%
93.2%
2.7%
Indiana
38.2
43.8
1.6%
36.9%
0.1%
Milwaukee
41.5
40.5
9%
67.7%
0.7%
Southeast Proj Wins Proj Losses Prob to Win Division Playoff % Prob to win NBA Championship
Denver
42.4
39.6
8.2%
41.9%
0.2%
Minnesota
44.4
37.6
12.9%
60.4%
0.4%
Oklahoma City
48.1
33.9
46.4%
84.9%
5.5%
Portland
45.3
36.7
22.6%
65.8%
1%
Utah
43.4
38.6
9.9%
48.7%
1%
Northwest Proj Wins Proj Losses Prob to Win Division Playoff % Prob to win NBA Championship
Golden State
59.4
22.6
93.9%
100%
43.7%
LA Clippers
50.5
31.5
6.1%
95.5%
6%
LA Lakers
34
48
0%
1.8%
0%
Phoenix
29.9
52.1
0%
0.4%
0%
Sacramento
24.5
57.5
0%
0%
0%
Pacific Proj Wins Proj Losses Prob to Win Division Playoff % Prob to win NBA Championship
Atlanta
25.2
56.8
0%
0%
0%
Charlotte
41
41
25.9%
63.6%
0.6%
Miami
39.5
42.5
16.3%
50%
0.4%
Orlando
38
44.1
9.5%
33%
0%
Washington
43.5
38.5
48.3%
79%
1.4%
Southwest Proj Wins Proj Losses Prob to Win Division Playoff % Prob to win NBA Championship
Dallas
25.6
56.4
0%
0%
0%
Houston
50.9
31.1
52.9%
95.6%
5.9%
Memphis
46.3
35.7
11.9%
74.5%
1.4%
New Orleans
42.2
39.8
2.7%
40.5%
0.2%
San Antonio
49
33
32.5%
90%
4.8%