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.
The Pelicans ended last season with a very impressive sweep of the Portland Trailblazers before losing to the Warriors in the second round. One of those things was unsurprising, but the first part was a shock to many. The team went through some changes in the offseason, but they were seemingly for the better. The Pelicans finished with 48 wins last season, but their total is just 44.5 here.