The NBA Division odds are up and today we’ll start with the Eastern Conference. Last season, these race wasn’t very close in the Atlantic as the Raptors ran away with it. That is not expected to be the case this year as it could be the most competitive division with the 76ers, Raptors and Celtics considered three of the best teams in the East. The Heat won the Southeast last year and they’ll be challenged again this year by the Wizards. While the Cavaliers almost certainly won’t be returning as the Central champions. These divisions look to be much more interesting than last season.
There are teams in the NBA that are on the upswing and there are teams in the NBA that are on the downswing. Looking at the Hornets, I am really not sure where they fit. They finished 36-46 last season, but that is a bit misleading as this team really underplayed their performance stats and would be expected to have a 42-40 record. That season cost Steve Clifford his job here and James Borrego will take over this team with a total of 35.5 wins.