NBA Predictions for 2010-11

It’s time for my annual prediction of NBA regular season records (scroll to the second half of this post to see how I did last year). The 8 playoff teams for each conference are set off from the 7 teams in each conference that I predict will be in the lottery.

In the Eastern Conference

Miami – 59 wins

Orlando – 57 wins

Boston – 52 wins

Atlanta – 51 wins

Milwaukee – 51 wins

Chicago – 49 wins

Charlotte – 46 wins

New York – 38 wins

——————–

Washington – 34 wins

Indiana – 34 wins

Philadelphia – 31 wins

Detroit – 24 wins

Cleveland – 22 wins

Toronto – 21 wins

New Jersey – 19 wins

In the Western Conference

LA Lakers – 57 wins

Dallas – 53 wins

Portland – 52 wins

Utah – 50 wins

San Antonio – 49 wins

Oklahoma City – 49 wins

Houston – 47 wins

Denver – 43 wins

——————

Memphis – 43 wins

Phoenix – 41 wins

LA Clippers – 40 wins

New Orleans – 39 wins

Golden State – 34 wins

Sacramento – 27 wins

Minnesota – 18 wins

In the name of transparency, here are my predictions from last year, compared with the actual teams’ performance. I was able to predict 6 of the 8 playoff teams for the Eastern Conference (I predicted Detroit and Washington instead of Charlotte and Milwaukee) and 6 of the 8 playoff teams in the Western Conference (I had New Orleans and the Clippers in the postseason instead of Phoenix and Oklahoma City). Not bad, but I’m shooting for 16 of 16 this year….

My 2009-10 predictions for the Eastern Conference (My prediction for wins appears first, followed by the actual win total)

Boston                63           50

Cleveland            60            61

Orlando               58           59

Atlanta               49            53

Chicago               44           41

Miami                  44           47

Detroit                40           27

Washington          40           26

Toronto               37           40

Philadelphia          33           27

Indiana                32           32

Milwaukee            32           46

Charlotte             28            44

New Jersey          28            12

New York             25            29


My 2009-10 predictions for the Western Conference (My prediction for wins appears first, followed by the actual win total)

LA Lakers             62            57

Portland               58            50

San Antonio          57            50

Denver                 55            53

Dallas                   51            55

Utah                    49            53

New Orleans          47            37

LA Clippers            40            29

Phoenix                38            54

Houston                35            42

Oklahoma City        33            50

Golden State          32            26

Minnesota              22            15

Memphis                20            40

Sacramento           18             25

My best predictions for the year? I had the exact number of wins for Indiana and was one off for Cleveland and Orlando. I was also only two wins off for Denver.

My worst predictions for the year? I was 20 wins off for Memphis, 17 off for Oklahoma City and 16 off for Charlotte, New Jersey and Phoenix.

Let me know what you think of my predictions…..

About these ads

2 Comments

Filed under Predictions

2 responses to “NBA Predictions for 2010-11

  1. Pingback: Accuracy of Predictions for Wins in NBA in 2010/11 « Weak Side Awareness

  2. Pingback: More years of data for Accuracy of Win Predictions « Weak Side Awareness

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s