A couple of teams have started to rise in our power rankings. This week, the Warriors are back in the one spot with Klay Thompson back, but after Golden State, a lot has changed since last week.
Check out our Power Rankings for Week 13 below and determine which team has the most value in the futures market, including odds of winning the NBA Championship via FanDuel.
|NBA Power Rankings: Week 13|
|Team||Rank||Previous||Upcoming Opponents||Odds to win NBA Championship|
|Golden State Warriors||1||1||@Bucks, @Bulls, @T-Wolves, Pistons||+460|
|Phoenix Suns||2||2||@Paacers, @Pistons, @Spurs||+800|
|Chicago Bulls||3||5||Nets, Warriors, @Celtics, @Grizzlies||+2100|
|Utah Jazz||4||2||Cavs, @Nuggets, @Lakers||+1200|
|Memphis Grizzlies||5||8||T-Wolves, Mavs, Bulls||+4200|
|Milwaukee Bucks||6||6||Warriors, Raptors, @Hawks||+700|
|Miami Heat||7||7||@Hawks, Hawks, 76ers, Raptors||+1500|
|Brooklyn Nets||8||4||@Bulls, Thunder, Pelicans, @Cavs||+260|
|Dallas Mavericks||9||15||@Knicks @Grizzlies, Magic, Thunder||+4600|
|Philadelphia 76ers||10||10||Hornets, Celtics, @Heat, @Wizards||+2100|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||11||9||@Jazz, @Spurs, @Thunder, Nets||+11000|
|Denver Nuggets||12||13||Blazers, Lakers, Jazz||+2700|
|Los Angels Lakers||13||16||@Kings @Nuggets, Jazz||+1300|
|Toronto Raptors||14||19||@Pistons, @Bucks, @Heat||+13000|
|Charlotte Hornets||15||12||@76ers, Magic, @Knicks||+12000|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||16||20||@Grizzlies, Warriors, @Knicks||+16000|
|LA Clippers||17||14||@Pelicans, @Spurs, Pacers||+2700|
|Washington Wizards||18||15||Magic, Blazers, 76ers||+18000|
|Boston Celtics||19||11||@Pacers, @76ers, Bulls, Pelicans||+6500|
|New York Knicks||20||18||Mavs, @Hawks, Hornets, T-Wolves||+12000|
|Atlanta Hawks||21||21||Heat, @Heat, Knicks, Bucks||+4600|
|Sacramento Kings||22||22||Lakers, Rockets, Rockets||+50000|
|Indiana Pacers||23||23||Celtics, Suns, @Clippers||+49000|
|San Antonio Spurs||24||24||Rockets, Cavs, Clippers, Suns||+50000|
|New Orleans Pelicans||25||25||Clippers, @Nets, @Celtics||+50000|
|Portland Trail Blazers||26||27||@Nuggets, @Wizards, @Magic||+16000|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||27||26||@Nets, Cavs, @Mavs||+50000|
|Houston Rockets||28||28||@Spurs, @Kings, @Kings||+50000|
|Detroit Pistons||29||29||Raptors, Suns, @Warriors||+50000|
|Orlando Magic||30||30||@Wizards, @Hornets, @Mavs, Blazers||+50000|
Odds via FanDuel
Where’s The Value?
The Chicago Bulls are currently 27-11 and lead the East by 2.5 games. On Wednesday, they’ll take on the Brooklyn Nets. If the Bulls can beat the Nets, Chicago will be in a great position throughout the week.
Sitting at just +2100, it’s time to start eying the Bulls at this point. This team has plenty of stars and potential. Chicago is built to win right now and proves it each week.
Memphis is currently 29-14 and will absolutely make the postseason. Portland is currently the 10th seed at just 16-24. So yeah, Memphis will be in the postseason.
The Grizzlies are currently sitting at +4200 to win the NBA Finals. Of course, it will be difficult for the Grizzlies to go all the way. But let’s not forget Memphis defeated the Warriors last season, 117-112 in the Western Conference, to become the eighth seed in the NBA Playoffs.
This team keeps getting better and better. Don’t tell this young squad that they can’t win.
Teams You Should Stay Away From
What’s up with Milwaukee? After two straight losses to the Hornets, the Bucks are now 26-17. Record-wise, it’s not terrible, but Milwaukee is currently sitting at the four spot in the East. For example, they’d have to face the 76ers in the playoffs if the regular season ended today.
They won’t have an easy route to the postseason if they stay around the middle of the East.
I know it’s tempting to put your money on the Celtics, but Boston is just 20-21 on the year. If the Celtics made the postseason as a 10-seed, they’ve had to win the play-in game and then take on the one-seed like the Bulls. For Boston, it’s just not their year. At below .500 this deep into the season, there’s no value on Boston right now.
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