NBA TSP

Here is Corner Three’s NBA TSP (Team Strength Prediction) ranking for 2017-2018 (thus far). The first of its kind, it takes into account key offensive and defensive indicators that correlate strongly to points scored and points prevented, then creates a strength prediction normalized to a projected number of wins, all based on years of data. This TSP is then adjusted to a PTSP (Playoff Team Strength Prediction) based on key team characteristics that correlate strongly to playoff advancement.

Rk Team W L TSP PTSP
1 Golden State Warriors  51  16 64.2 71.8
2 Houston Rockets  53  14 64.1 64.9
3 Toronto Raptors  50  17 59.2 57.8
4 Cleveland Cavaliers  38  28 43.2 57.2
5 San Antonio Spurs  37  30 47.7 53.8
6 Boston Celtics  46  21 51.4 49.9
7 Oklahoma City Thunder  41  29 45.5 47.8
8 Minnesota Timberwolves  40  29 47.1 47.3
9 Washington Wizards  38  30 47.5 46.1
10 Portland Trail Blazers  41  26 48.1 45.8
11 Philadelphia 76ers  36  30 47.8 45.0
12 Utah Jazz  37  30 47.6 44.4
13 Indiana Pacers  40  28 45.5 43.7
14 New Orleans Pelicans  39  28 42.4 42.4
15 Los Angeles Clippers  37  29 44.0 42.3
16 Charlotte Hornets  29  39 40.5 40.4
17 Denver Nuggets  37  30 42.3 39.5
18 Dallas Mavericks  22  46 36.0 38.2
19 Milwaukee Bucks  36  31 39.5 37.6
20 Miami Heat  36  32 39.3 37.2
21 Detroit Pistons  30  36 37.5 34.9
22 Los Angeles Lakers  30  36 34.0 31.3
23 New York Knicks  24  44 29.8 28.6
24 Orlando Magic  20  47 30.0 28.3
25 Memphis Grizzlies  18  49 27.1 28.1
26 Brooklyn Nets  21  47 28.9 27.4
27 Atlanta Hawks  20  48 27.9 26.8
28 Chicago Bulls  23  44 24.6 22.8
29 Sacramento Kings  21  47 22.0 21.9
30 Phoenix Suns  19  49 16.9 16.7
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