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.

Updated 1/14/2019.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NBA Basketball

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Milwaukee
35-6
1.0765
0
-0.11 (29)
1.073 (1)
1.067 (1)
1.089 (1)
2
LA Lakers
33-7
0.9991
0
-0.00 (17)
1.048 (2)
1.064 (2)
0.883 (2)
3
Utah
27-12
0.5886
3
-0.03 (20)
0.607 (4)
0.602 (3)
0.555 (4)
4
LA Clippers
27-13
0.5857
1
0.047 (5)
0.567 (5)
0.566 (5)
0.623 (3)
5
Miami
27-12
0.5042
1
-0.05 (25)
0.607 (3)
0.602 (4)
0.299 (10)
6
Houston
26-12
0.4707
1
-0.05 (23)
0.447 (7)
0.418 (9)
0.546 (5)
7
Boston
27-11
0.4433
2
-0.13 (30)
0.471 (6)
0.509 (6)
0.348 (9)
8
Denver
27-12
0.4235
2
-0.04 (21)
0.444 (8)
0.420 (7)
0.404 (8)
9
Philadelphia
25-16
0.3841
0
0.022 (10)
0.363 (9)
0.373 (10)
0.415 (7)
10
Dallas
24-15
0.3707
1
0.041 (6)
0.303 (13)
0.363 (11)
0.447 (6)
11
Toronto
25-14
0.3443
3
0.015 (12)
0.361 (10)
0.419 (8)
0.252 (12)
12
Indiana
25-15
0.3028
0
-0.05 (24)
0.322 (12)
0.322 (12)
0.263 (11)
13
Oklahoma City
23-17
0.2945
0
0.054 (4)
0.322 (11)
0.317 (13)
0.242 (13)
14
Orlando
19-21
-0.056
0
0.011 (14)
-0.06 (14)
-0.07 (14)
-0.03 (15)
15
San Antonio
17-21
-0.083
1
0.026 (9)
-0.13 (16)
-0.13 (16)
0.023 (14)
16
Memphis
18-22
-0.148
2
0.030 (8)
-0.09 (15)
-0.11 (15)
-0.23 (20)
17
Portland
17-24
-0.186
2
0.015 (11)
-0.21 (18)
-0.22 (18)
-0.12 (17)
18
New Orleans
15-26
-0.191
1
0.117 (1)
-0.24 (19)
-0.23 (19)
-0.09 (16)
19
Brooklyn
18-20
-0.198
2
-0.08 (28)
-0.18 (17)
-0.21 (17)
-0.19 (18)
20
Phoenix
16-23
-0.305
0
-0.01 (19)
-0.32 (20)
-0.32 (20)
-0.25 (21)
21
Minnesota
15-24
-0.326
0
7.458 (16)
-0.35 (21)
-0.34 (21)
-0.27 (22)
22
Sacramento
15-25
-0.347
0
-0.00 (18)
-0.39 (22)
-0.40 (22)
-0.23 (19)
23
Chicago
14-27
-0.453
0
-0.05 (22)
-0.52 (24)
-0.52 (24)
-0.30 (23)
24
Detroit
14-27
-0.529
0
-0.06 (26)
-0.55 (27)
-0.56 (27)
-0.47 (24)
25
Washington
13-26
-0.541
0
0.002 (15)
-0.50 (23)
-0.51 (23)
-0.61 (25)
26
Charlotte
15-28
-0.599
0
-0.06 (27)
-0.52 (25)
-0.55 (25)
-0.71 (27)
27
Cleveland
12-28
-0.621
1
0.091 (3)
-0.53 (26)
-0.55 (26)
-0.77 (28)
28
New York
11-29
-0.628
1
0.033 (7)
-0.61 (28)
-0.65 (28)
-0.62 (26)
29
Golden State
9-32
-0.777
0
0.013 (13)
-0.81 (29)
-0.71 (29)
-0.80 (30)
30
Atlanta
8-32
-0.819
0
0.105 (2)
-0.81 (30)
-0.85 (30)
-0.78 (29)