NBA Basketball Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Los Angeles Clippers (12-4)0.6526-0.0310 (13)0.7545 (1)0.5406 (3)0.6595 (2)
2. Los Angeles Lakers (13-4)0.6216--0.0071 (20)0.5655 (2)0.6596 (1)0.6413 (3)
3. Utah Jazz (12-4)0.5145--0.0164 (21)0.5235 (3)0.6105 (2)0.4092 (4)
4. Milwaukee Bucks (9-6)0.3379+1-0.1359 (28)-0.0276 (18)0.3777 (5)0.6746 (1)
5. Philadelphia 76ers (12-5)0.3203+1-0.1558 (30)0.3523 (5)0.4186 (4)0.1890 (9)
6. Phoenix Suns (8-7)0.3140-20.0186 (15)0.3250 (6)0.3669 (6)0.2498 (7)
7. Portland Trail Blazers (8-6)0.2956-0.0573 (10)0.3848 (4)0.1586 (12)0.3406 (5)
8. Denver Nuggets (9-7)0.2863+10.0254 (14)0.2232 (8)0.3063 (8)0.3314 (6)
9. Brooklyn Nets (10-8)0.2230+2-0.0293 (22)0.1788 (10)0.3491 (7)0.1423 (11)
10. Indiana Pacers (9-6)0.2134-20.0032 (18)0.3221 (7)0.2589 (9)0.0560 (14)
11. Boston Celtics (8-6)0.1370+1-0.0798 (26)0.1387 (12)0.1494 (13)0.1228 (12)
12. Dallas Mavericks (8-8)0.1365-20.0526 (11)0.0748 (14)0.1835 (11)0.1531 (10)
13. San Antonio Spurs (8-8)0.1118+10.0932 (4)0.1500 (11)0.1323 (14)0.0519 (15)
14. Toronto Raptors (6-9)0.0716-1-0.0452 (23)-0.0729 (19)0.0422 (16)0.2498 (7)
15. Atlanta Hawks (8-7)0.0654+1-0.1475 (29)-0.0098 (17)0.2137 (10)-0.0054 (17)
16. Golden State Warriors (8-8)0.0215-10.1806 (1)0.1907 (9)-0.0455 (20)-0.0858 (19)
17. Memphis Grizzlies (7-6)-0.0042-0.1103 (3)0.0670 (15)0.0847 (15)-0.1664 (21)
18. Houston Rockets (6-9)-0.0787+10.0654 (8)-0.1392 (21)-0.0353 (19)-0.0596 (18)
19. New York Knicks (8-9)-0.1432-10.0498 (12)0.0248 (16)0.0151 (17)-0.4747 (28)
20. Cleveland Cavaliers (8-7)-0.1594--0.0063 (19)0.0833 (13)-0.0084 (18)-0.5604 (30)
21. Chicago Bulls (7-9)-0.2344-0.0656 (7)-0.0925 (20)-0.1510 (22)-0.4640 (26)
22. Charlotte Hornets (6-9)-0.2469+10.0161 (17)-0.2352 (24)-0.1126 (21)-0.3933 (24)
23. New Orleans Pelicans (5-10)-0.2624-10.0605 (9)-0.4355 (26)-0.4215 (23)0.0751 (13)
24. Sacramento Kings (6-10)-0.2699+10.1629 (2)-0.1904 (23)-0.5209 (27)-0.1008 (20)
25. Miami Heat (6-9)-0.2918-1-0.0700 (24)-0.4441 (27)-0.4500 (24)0.0234 (16)
26. Orlando Magic (7-9)-0.3556+1-0.1203 (27)-0.3232 (25)-0.5161 (26)-0.2284 (22)
27. Oklahoma City Thunder (6-8)-0.3658-10.0184 (16)-0.1607 (22)-0.5029 (25)-0.4399 (25)
28. Washington Wizards (3-8)-0.5455--0.0723 (25)-0.7162 (29)-0.5530 (28)-0.3620 (23)
29. Minnesota Timberwolves (4-11)-0.6382+10.0737 (5)-0.6375 (28)-0.8067 (30)-0.4704 (27)
30. Detroit Pistons (3-13)-0.7388-10.0706 (6)-0.8917 (30)-0.7655 (29)-0.5546 (29)

Ratings Over Time

Ratings Methodology

This table represents the current NBA Basketball computer ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index. More information on how these NBA Basketball ratings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

  • Overall Rating: This ratings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating, the Inference Rating and Vegas Rating. 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.
  • Inference Rating: Heavily weights the outcomes of opponents’ games. This system is a much better predictor of future game outcomes.
  • Vegas Rating: This is our newest rating that only takes into account the Vegas line on each game.

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