NERD: NBA Championship Odds

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.

Extra Points:

●Despite their record breaking season, the Golden State Warriors (28.4%) have the second best chance to be crowned NBA champs, with the San Antonio Spurs (29.2%) in first according to numberFire projections.
●No other team is projected to have better than a 9% chance to win.
●The Western Conference has a 73.3% chance of producing the next NBA Champions.
●In the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers have the best chance at the title at 8.9%, with the Raptors close behind at 7%