NBA Basketball Predictions


Below are our projections for all of the games in the NBA today. See our predictions disclaimer for more information on all of the projections that we list below. Our proprietary algorithm takes a variety of factors into account that are all predictive in projecting a final score.

Today’s NBA Game Predictions – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Date Matchup Teams Lines – Updated 4/22 @ 10:33 am Odds to Win Score Prediction Total Points
4/22 Boston vs Milwaukee Boston
+190
+185
+210
43.5%
101.6
205.1
Milwaukee
-220
-225
-230
56.5%
103.5
4/22 Golden State vs San Antonio Golden State
-325
-330
-290
58.8%
106.6
210.2
San Antonio
+270
+265
+260
41.2%
103.6
4/22 Toronto vs Washington Toronto
-135
No Odds
-127
56.1%
107.3
212.8
Washington
+115
No Odds
+117
43.9%
105.4
4/22 Cleveland vs Indiana Cleveland
-119
No Odds
-105
57.1%
108.6
215.0
Indiana
-101
No Odds
-105
42.9%
106.3

The odds listed above from the sportsbooks are current as of the time listed in the header of the table. The odds to win, score, and total points are all outputs from our formula.

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Tomorrow’s NBA Game Predictions – Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Date Matchup Notes/Line Mover Teams Odds to Win Score Prediction Total Points
4/23 Houston vs Minnesota Houston Rockets Houston
58.8%
109.6
216.2
Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota
41.2%
106.6
4/23 Oklahoma City vs Utah Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City
42.2%
100.0
202.6
Utah Jazz Utah
57.8%
102.5

The projections for tomorrow’s games are subject to change as more information becomes available leading up to game time.

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NBA Basketball Prediction Results

2017-2018 Season: Straight Up: 786-412 (65.6%), Against The Spread: 572-579 (49.7%)
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%)

All of our historical results can be found at ThePredictionTracker. The above straight up and against the spread records for the NBA are entirely based on the record keeping of that web site.

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2017-2018 NBA Futures

Below are our results from 1,000 computer simulations for the NBA season. Early in the season, we will not update this too frequently, but toward the end of the season we will provide weekly updates.

First Round NBA Playoff Series

(1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Toronto leads the series 2 to 1.

Rank Team Win in 4 Win in 5 Win in 6 Win in 7 Win Series
1 Toronto 0% 43.3% 27% 17.8% 88.1%
8 Washington 0% 0% 3.9% 8% 11.9%

(4) Cleveland vs. (5) Indiana

Indiana leads the series 2 to 1.

Rank Team Win in 4 Win in 5 Win in 6 Win in 7 Win Series
4 Cleveland 0% 0% 26.6% 30.5% 57.1%
5 Indiana 0% 12.5% 19% 11.4% 42.9%

(3) Philadelphia vs. (6) Miami

Philadelphia leads the series 3 to 1.

Rank Team Win in 4 Win in 5 Win in 6 Win in 7 Win Series
3 Philadelphia 0% 63.6% 18.4% 11.5% 93.5%
6 Miami 0% 0% 0% 6.5% 6.5%

(2) Boston vs. (7) Milwaukee

Boston leads the series 2 to 1.

Rank Team Win in 4 Win in 5 Win in 6 Win in 7 Win Series
2 Boston 0% 28.5% 23.5% 21.5% 73.5%
7 Milwaukee 0% 0% 11.4% 15.1% 26.5%

(1) Houston vs. (8) Minnesota

Houston leads the series 2 to 1.

Rank Team Win in 4 Win in 5 Win in 6 Win in 7 Win Series
1 Houston 0% 51.8% 25% 15.7% 92.5%
8 Minnesota 0% 0% 2.5% 5% 7.5%

(4) Oklahoma City vs. (5) Utah

Utah leads the series 2 to 1.

Rank Team Win in 4 Win in 5 Win in 6 Win in 7 Win Series
4 Oklahoma City 0% 0% 9.2% 18.8% 28%
5 Utah 0% 25.5% 32.8% 13.7% 72%

(3) Portland vs. (6) New Orleans

New Orleans has won the series 4 to 0.

Rank Team Win in 4 Win in 5 Win in 6 Win in 7 Win Series
3 Portland 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
6 New Orleans 100% 0% 0% 0% 100%

(2) Golden State vs. (7) San Antonio

Golden State leads the series 3 to 0.

Rank Team Win in 4 Win in 5 Win in 6 Win in 7 Win Series
2 Golden State 58.5% 31.6% 6.2% 2.8% 99.1%
7 San Antonio 0% 0% 0% 0.9% 0.9%

NBA Odds to Advance In Playoffs

Below are the odds to advance to each round of the NBA Playoffs.

Eastern Conference

Rank Team To Make 2nd Round To Make the Semis To Win Conference To Win NBA Finals
1 Toronto 88.1% 43.5% 31.9% 10%
8 Washington 11.9% 1.7% 0.8% 0%
4 Cleveland 57.1% 40.1% 20.2% 9.4%
5 Indiana 42.9% 14.7% 5.4% 1.1%
3 Philadelphia 93.5% 56.5% 27.8% 6.7%
6 Miami 6.5% 2.9% 1% 0%
2 Boston 73.5% 32.3% 10.3% 2.1%
7 Milwaukee 26.5% 8.3% 2.6% 0.3%

Western Conference

Rank Team To Make 2nd Round To Make the Semis To Win Conference To Win NBA Finals
1 Houston 92.5% 57.2% 35.9% 29%
8 Minnesota 7.5% 6% 0.8% 0.2%
4 Oklahoma City 28% 9.6% 3.6% 1.6%
5 Utah 72% 27.2% 11.5% 6%
3 Portland 0% 17.6% 9.7% 4.5%
6 New Orleans 100% 6% 2.3% 1.1%
2 Golden State 99.1% 76.3% 36.1% 27.9%
7 San Antonio 0.9% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%