Our friends at numberFire know a thing or two about statistics. And while we here at SLAM tend to rely more on the eye test when it comes to our NBA opinions, we appreciate that advanced stats are an important thing to keep an eye on.
Earlier this year, we gave you a taste of numberFire’s Team Power Rankings and numberFire’s Player Power Rankings. Now, they’re sharing their predictions for who will win this year’s chip.
Note: Championship Odds updated daily, may cause discrepancies with article information.
● Now that the Golden State Warriors have jumped out to a 2-0 lead in their second round series, they currently hold 42 percent odds to win the title.
● The Cleveland Cavaliers have seen their odds increase to 16.1 percent, nearly four times that of the next Eastern Conference team.
● The Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors have nearly equal chances to win the title after Miami took game 1 in Toronto.
● The Portland Trail Blazers will look to bounce back from their 0-2 deficit, and increase their 0.2 percent odds at the title, at home on Saturday.