NBA Betting Power Rankings – Nov 26th

Posted by Alex Murphy on November 26, 2015 in

With the NBA betting season now about a month old, let’s see how the latest power rankings shake out.

philadelphia-76ers# 30 Philadelphia 76ers

Coach Brett Brown looks miserable – and the team is regressing. This may be just what happens when rebuilding never ends.

los-angeles-lakers# 29 Los Angeles Lakers

It is unbelievable how this storied franchise has turned into a dumpster fire. Their coach is an expert on defense, but they can’t stop anyone. They have no prospects this season, but their young players aren’t getting on the floor.

brooklyn-nets# 28 Brooklyn Nets

Here’s the irony: the Nets are playing so that they can ruin the draft pick that the Celtics will get because of that blockbuster trade that failed.

houston-rockets# 27 Houston Rockets

If you’re an English teacher, here’s a new example of an oxymoron: James Harden defense.

denver-nuggets# 26 Denver Nuggets

Denver faces a key stretch against the Clippers, Spurs, Mavs, Bucks, Bulls and Raptors. Emmanuel Mudiay is slowly growing into his role on the point, so patience will need to be important.

new-orleans-pelicans# 25 New Orleans Pelicans

Anthony Davis is the key with this team, and they got off a winless schneid to put together a decent streak. Tyreke Evans is about to come back as well.

portland-trail-blazers# 24 Portland Trail Blazers

Portland swept L.A., beating the Clippers and the Lakers. However, when Al-Farouq Aminu is your #3 scorer, you have a problem.

milwaukee-bucks# 23 Milwaukee Bucks

There is no defense on this team. So they can score well, but they can’t stop anyone.

orlando-magic# 22 Orlando Magic

Defense and rotations are improving for this team. Their talent level is higher. Now it just needs tome experience with how to win.

los-angeles-kings# 21 Sacramento Kings

This team looked like they were headed into the ditch, but they have now won four of six. How about Omri Casspi?

minnesota-timberwolves# 20 Minnesota Timberwolves

It’s fun to see how well Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns will play together…in two years. Patience is the key word here as well.

los-angeles-clippers# 19 Los Angeles Clippers

Injuries have hurt this crew, but injuries didn’t make them blow a 23-point lead to Golden State.

atlanta-hawks# 18 Atlanta Hawks

Great talent, awful in terms of consistency. They have to improve to contend.

detroit-pistons# 17 Detroit Pistons

This team is awesome on the boards. However, their defense is ridiculously porous.

memphis-grizzlies# 16 Memphis Grizzlies

After a bad two weeks, the Grizzlies look like they are waking up, just having given the Mavericks a 15-point spanking.

oklahoma-city-thunder# 15 Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Durant is injured – again. Billy Donovan needs to flesh out some issues on the defensive side as well.

toronto-raptors# 14 Toronto Raptors

Toronto is +13.6 when Jonas Valanciunas is playing, so he needs to recover from his injury as quickly as he can.

charlotte-hornets# 13 Charlotte Hornets

Spencer Hawes, Jeremy Lamb and Jeremy Lin are all making solid contributions. Over the past two weeks, the Hornets are #8 in team defense.

utah-jazz# 12 Utah Jazz

This is a solid team, but they haven’t beaten anyone good yet. Want to contend? You have to beat some of the teams ahead of you.

new-york-knicks# 11 New York Knicks

The Knicks took the Thunder and Rockets back to back. Carmelo Anthony has committed to defense. This could be a strong year in the Big Apple.

washington-wizards# 10 Washington Wizards

The Wizards have held the opposition under 100 points in three straight games.

phoenix-suns# 9 Phoenix Suns

Losing to the Bulls was a setback. However, their small-ball lineups are scary.

boston-celtics# 8 Boston Celtics

Kelly Olynyk is a beast on defense, and Avery Bradley is dominating both ends of the floor.

dallas-mavericks# 7 Dallas Mavericks

This team ranks #12 in offense and #10 in defense. Dirk is his old self. Can they keep it up?

indiana-pacers# 6 Indiana Pacers

The defense is doing a good job of breaking up passing lanes and disrupting screens. Paul George has been peerless.

miami-heat# 5 Miami Heat

This might be the league’s best defensive team, but the offense needs another shooter or two.

cleveland-cavaliers# 4 Cleveland Cavaliers

After that two-game slide, the team looks a little better. Consistency is still a huge issue.

chicago-bulls# 3 Chicago Bulls

This team does not look like it plays well, but they’re 8-4. What’s up with that?

san-antonio-spurs# 2 San Antonio Spurs

In their last three games, the Spurs starters are +33.3 per 100 possessions.

golden-state-warriors# 1 Golden State Warriors

People who questioned the Warriors’ title last year aren’t questioning anything now.