NBA Power Rankings: Week 24 (2022)

Not much has changed in our power rankings from last week. However, there are a couple of teams that look to be frauds as we head into the final stretch of the regular season in the NBA.

Which teams are starting to trend up and which teams are starting to trend down as we approach the postseason?

Check out our Power Rankings for Week 24 below and determine which team has the most value in the futures market, including odds of winning the NBA Championship via FanDuel.

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Team Rank Previous Upcoming Opponents Odds to win NBA Championship
Phoenix Suns 1 1 @GSW, @MEM, @OKC 300
Boston Celtics 2 3 @TOR, MIA, IND, WAS 100
Memphis Grizzlies 3 4 GSW, @SAS, PHX 1500
Milwaukee Bucks 4 5 @PHI, @BKN, LAC, DAL 600
Dallas Mavericks 5 6 LAL, @CLE, @WAS, @MIL 2800
Philadelphia 76ers 6 7 MIL, @DET, CHA, @CLE 850
Golden State Warriors 7 8 @MEM, PHX, UTA, @SAC 700
Miami Heat 8 2 SAC, @BOS, @CHI, @TOR 1000
Denver Nuggets 9 9 @CHA, @IND, MIN, @LAL 3100
Minnesota Timberwolves 10 11 @TOR, @DEN, @HOU 6500
Utah Jazz 11 10 @LAC, LAL, @GSW 2100
Chicago Bulls 12 15 @NYK, @WAS, LAC, MIA 6500
Toronto Raptors 13 14 BOS, MIN, @ORL, MIA 10000
Brooklyn Nets 14 12 DET, MIL, @ATL 550
Cleveland Cavaliers 15 13 ORL, DAL, @ATL, @NYK, PHI 12000
Charlotte Hornets 16 16 DEN, @NYK, @PHI 32000
Atlanta Hawks 17 18 @IND, @OKC, CLE, BKN 16000
New Orleans Pelicans 18 17 @POR, @LAL, @LAC 32000
Los Angeles Clippers 19 19 UTA, @CHI, @MIL, NOP 6500
New York Knicks 20 20 CHI, CHA, CLE, @ORL 50000
Washington Wizards 21 21 CHI, ORL, DAL, @BOS 50000
Los Angeles Lakers 22 23 @DAL, @UTA, NOP, DEN 18000
Sacramento Kings 23 24 @MIA, @HOU, @HOU, GSW 50000
San Antonio Spurs 24 22 @HOU, MEM, POR, POR 50000
Detroit Pistons 25 25 @BKN, PHI, @OKC, @IND N/A
Indiana Pacers 26 26 ATL, DEN, @BOS, DET N/A
Orlando Magic 27 27 @CLE, @WAS, TOR, NYK N/A
Houston Rockets 28 30 SAS, SAC, MIN N/A
Oklahoma City Thunder 29 28 @POR, ATL, DET, PHX N/A
Portland Trail Blazers 30 29 OKC, NOP, @SAS, @SAS N/A

Odds via FanDuel

Where’s The Value?

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have been red hot this season. The Celtics are currently in first place in the East despite starting over 10 games below .500. A duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown can’t really be denied. With the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, and most East teams struggling, the Celtics are the one team that looks to be gaining steam.

It’s not just that the Celtics are winning. But the Celtics are beating up on over .500 teams and winning by double digits consistently. There was a lot more value earlier in the season but still, +1000 for a first-place team will do.

Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are built to win now. With Luka Doncic leading the way, you can never count out the Mavericks. He’s averaging nearly 28 points per game along with 9.1 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game. Plus, now he has additional assets on his team like Spencer Dinwiddie and the team is responding well.

Doncic is going to end up with a couple of rings before his career is over. It could happen this year if he plays out of his mind.

Teams You Should Stay Away From

Brooklyn Nets

The Nets just lost to the Hornets, at home, with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant both in the starting lineup. At this point, enough of the excuses. The Nets have been horrible defensively and the offense has been a bit lackluster too at times.

Ben Simmons isn’t going to change this team that much. He’ll be a great asset if he ever returns but for now, stay far away from the Nets. This team looks tired and weak.

Chicago Bulls

The Bulls will make the postseason, without a doubt. But the Bulls have also struggled against teams over .500 this season. Chicago, to finish off the regular season, has one of the hardest schedules in the NBA. The Bulls are just trying to hold onto a spot outside of the play-in games. Chicago might not even be able to do that.

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