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Power Rankings: A Glimpse At Our Postseason NBA Darlings

Written by on April 2, 2015

With less than a month remaining in the 2014-15 NBA regular season, NBA betting buffs across the globe need to know who’s rising and who’s falling behind with the postseason set to begin on April 8. Thanks to this fun-filled look at my latest NBA power rankings on the top 10 teams in the league, you’re going to have a great idea of who to wager on over the course of the coming week. Check out the NBA Power Rankings on every other NBA team right here. With that said – and a full slate of NBA action taking place tonight – let’s get started. But first, lets take a moment to appreciate this week’s best play again:
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thunder10. Oklahoma City Thunder (42-32 SU, 37-35-2 ATS)

Despite dealing with myriad injury issues, the Thunder have won seven of their last 10 games while going 4-2 ATS over their last six games. Unfortunately, Oklahoma City won’t have Kevin Durant available for the postseason,  

trail-blazers9. Portland Trailblazers (48-25 SU, 37-35-1 ATS)

The Blazers have won four straight games to move to 5-5 SU over their last 10 games. The Blazers have won seven of their last eight at home but are just 3-6 ATS over their last nine games. Injuries have decimated this ballclub to the point that I believe it will undoubtedly shorten their playoff run.  

grizzlies8. Memphis Grizzlies (51-24 SU, 35-38-2 ATS)

Memphis has lost three of their last four games after winning five of their previous six. Still, it seems to me that the Grizz are resting their veteran players in an effort to extend their postseason hopes.  

clippers7. Los Angeles Clippers (49-26 SU, 34-41 ATS)

The Clippers had their seven-game winning streak snapped in Tuesday’s humbling home loss to Golden State but CP3 and company are still a robust 5-2 ATS over their last seven games.  

bulls6. Chicago Bulls (45-29 SU, 35-39 ATS)

The Bulls have won three straight games and six of their last 10 games while covering the spread in four of their last five games. Rookie forward Nikola Mirotic has gone absolutely bonkers lately. The sweet-shooting stretch four European has scored 24 points or more in five of his last seven games while grabbing nine rebounds or more five times in his last 10 starts.  

rockets5. Houston Rockets (50-24 SU, 43-31 ATS)

These Rockets have won four of five and seven of their last 10 games overall while going 3-2 ATS over their last five thanks mostly to James Harden’s MVP-caliber campaign. Now all the Rockets have to do is hope the loss of point guard Patrick Beverly and return of Dwight Howard doesn’t mess with their team chemistry (it will.  

hawks4. Atlanta Hawks (56-19 SU, 45-30 ATS)

The Hawks have gone 5-5 SU and 3-2 ATS over their last 10 games as they simply cruise over the remainder of the regular season and into the postseason.  

cavaliers3. Cleveland Cavaliers (48-27 SU, 38-37 ATS)

The Cavs have won eight of their last 10 games but they’ve still got their share of ongoing drama between head coach David Blatt, LeBron James and Kevin Love. The big question now is…will Cleveland’s lack of love for one another derail their championship hopes?  

spurs2. San Antonio Spurs (48-26 SU, 36-36-2 ATS)

The Spurs have won four straight and 13 of 16 since Feb. 27. Tony Parker looks like Tony Parker again and Kawhi Leonard looks like a beautiful flower in full bloom right now. San Antonio has won five of their last seven road games while going 4-1 O/U during the stretch. Maybe it’s me, but it sure looks like the Spurs are gearing up for another Championship run.  

warriors1. Golden State Warriors (61-13 SU, 45-28-1 ATS)

Not only did Steph Curry break Chris Paul’s ankles and throw out his back on Tuesday night, but the red-hot Warriors have won each of their last 10 games while covering the spread in each of their last five!