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.
● The Golden State Warriors are projected to have a 36.1 percent chance to win the championship despite having Stephen Curry sidelined for at least two weeks.
● Combined, the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs make up over 60 percent of the odds to win the title.
● After their first round sweep of the Detroit Pistons, the Cavaliers (11.7 percent) saw their odds to win the championship increase by 2.8 percent.
● Despite the Clippers’ injuries, and a 3-2 lead in their series, the Portland Trail Blazers remain a long shot to win the title at 0.2 percent.