FanPost

Predicted wins thru 20 games

Here's a quick snapshot of the league thru Feb 2 (i.e. Clippers first 20 games).

Using the pythagorean wins method (which, if you don't what that is, check out this link W Pyth), you'll notice that using this method, the Clippers were predicted to win 11 games, but actually won 13. The prediction formula seems to "work" when comparing the other NBA teams versus their actual wins to date.


Some quick observations:

  • Uh oh, Clippers project to be only the 10th best team in the West...behind the TWolves and Rockets! Yikes, getting blown out last night obviously hurt them in this exercise. Obviously, there's some margin for error here and just further illustrates how tight of a race it is out West.
  • 76er's are projecting out to a 70 wins (assuming this was a full 82 season)!

Feel free to add any of your own observations/conclusions - I'll try to continues updating this periodically as we go thru the season.



SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Clips Nation

You must be a member of Clips Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clips Nation. You should read them.

Join Clips Nation

You must be a member of Clips Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clips Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker