Tony’s Top 10 NBA Power Ratings Week 5


The NBA Season is in full swing and the teams in the
West are far outplaying the Teams in the East. Here are my weekly Top 10 with
their actual power rating next to them. My power ratings have been sharp so far,
only 2 losses in the NBA season to date and I am still on a low volume, flat
betting approach early in the season. Chicago has a huge scare with Rose going
down on Friday the 22nd with a possible right knee injury (the left one was
repaired last year). The Spurs continue to impress but one has to wonder with
the age of this team how long can it last?

Many teams, especially in the West
getting great guard play and scoring over 100 ppg, but good old fashion defense
is rarely found, and at days end defense wins you games which is one of the main
reasons for the Pacers being ranked #1 this week, they have the best defense in
the NBA YTD. The NBA Atlantic division does not have a team with a winning
record, Toronto and Philly tied for first with 6-7 records. And the Nets are old
and tired and Garnett looks horrific and uninterested. It is a young mans NBA
anymore and a scoring driven league, so your guard play needs to be good, which
you see plenty of . TIP: Away teams are only winning straight up 36% of the
time, so low numbers on home favs are still worthy of a look.

1. Indiana Pacers
(92) – Pacers are hot and the schedule is still soft which makes them my top
choice this week. #1 in defense which allows their 20th ranked offense to get
them wins. Also the best cover team in the NBA at 9-3 ATS!

2. Miami Heat (91) –
LeBron and Company at 9-3. 4th in offense and 8th in defense, #1 in FG% – Can
beat anyone

3. San Antonio (90.5 )- Spurs built for 1 last run as long as Parker
stays healthy- 2nd in the NBA in defense and experience is deep

4. Portland (89)
– 11-2 and handed the Spurs a defeat – Surprise team at first, now proving their
worth – defend the 3 well and scoring 103 a game

5. OK City (89) – Durant and
Westbrook – Enough said – Ibaka in the paint is solid – weak defense so far
which has cost them, they will run with anyone

6. LA Clippers (88) – All star
cast, still working n chemistry – Need to shore up defense, allowing 105 while
scoring 107, not a good road bet yet either

7. Houston ( 87.5) – Best offense in
the NBA, one of the worst defenses. Howard paying small dividends – Linsanity is

8. Golden St ( 87) – Back to back losses headed into weekend, but the
defense is solid and scoring over 101 ppg

9. Dallas (86.5) – Undefeated at home,
Ellis playing big time ball at 23 ppg, defense allowing 103 a game, perimeter is
rarely defended

10. Minnesota (86) – Solid team, but they have OK City, Houston,
Indy and Dallas on deck, time will tell. TOP 3 Best Cover Teams as of 11/23
Indiana, Phoenix, Atlanta and Portland tied

Written by TonyG of

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