Predictions for Saturday’s NBA games

Here are predictions for today’s games in the NBA playoffs from Bias Free Sports based on our latest computer rankings.  To read this chart, the team on the left is the home team.  Subtracting the visiting team’s rating from the home team’s rating gives the predicted outcome (the number in the far right column).  If the number is negative, the visiting team is favored, if the number is positive, the home team is favored.  3.5 points is added to the home team’s number for home court advantage.  For example, in the Clippers-Memphis game, when you add the 3.5 points to the LA Clippers rating and then subtract the Grizzlies rating, the Clippers should be favored by 3.73 points.  You can then compare that to the Vegas line.  If the Clippers are favored by 3, then you would want to take the Clippers because the 3.73 point differential is greater than three.  You can see all the NBA ratings as well as Major League Baseball team and player ratings by going to www.biasfreerankings.com.

Note: ratings include home court advantage  Difference
Home Rating Visitor  Rating  (H+HFA)-V
Dallas 96.344 Oklahoma City 100.500 -0.657
LA Clippers 97.617 Memphis 97.384 3.733
Orlando 95.940 Indiana 98.246 1.194
Utah 95.818 San Antonio 101.705 -2.388
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