The NBA Division Odds are out and we already covered the Eastern Conference division odds, now we’ll tackle the West. Last year we saw the Rockets and Warriors almost laughably win their divisions. The Warriors had a 16-game advantage over the second place team and the Rockets had 17-game advantage over the next best team. Those two divisions don’t look to change much, but the Northwest is a different story. Only two games separated the first and fifth place team in this division last year and that will likely happen again this year. Let’s take a look.
For the first time since 2008, the Clippers will open the season without DeAndre Jordan or Blake Griffin on the roster. This is a definitely a transition year for the Los Angeles Clippers, but as we saw last season this team is going to play hard every night and they will upset some teams. They are coming off a season in which they won 42 games, but their win total is set at just 36.5 wins for the upcoming season. That is both an insult and it makes perfect sense, the Clippers in a nutshell, which is what makes this such a difficult total to pick.