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.
The Detroit Pistons are one of the weird East teams where you look at them on paper and think they won’t make the playoffs, but then you look at the Eastern Conference and realize that they almost have to. Don’t get me wrong, this team has a lot of talent but there are serious health and fit and depth issues here. Of the projected starting five, only Andre Drummond managed to play more than 70 games. Their 2019 win total is set at 38.5 after a 39 win last season.