NBA Power Rankings Based on NBA Championship Odds After Week 7

The Bucks are climbing up the Power Rankings table quickly.
The Bucks are climbing up the Power Rankings table quickly. / Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA season just kicked off last month, so many of the championship odds aren't going to change. Yet, that doesn't mean there isn't a hierarchy of teams in the league.

The Association is constantly changing, and keeping up with who looks best can be difficult. Every week, I'll be providing my NBA Power Rankings for each team in relation to their NBA title odds

Here's how things stand after the first few weeks of action. All odds listed are via WynnBET.

1. Golden State Warriors (+400, LW: No. 1)

The Warriors lost the matchup with the Suns when everyone was healthy, but that's why they are the top seed. They are still healthy and that gives them the leg up on the Suns.

2. Phoenix Suns (+1000, LW: No. 2)

Phoenix and the Warriors, health not included, are truly tied. Both teams are great and hopefully Devin Booker's injury doesn't stretch to Christmas.

3. Milwaukee Bucks (+700, LW: No. 3)

The Bucks are 9-1 in their last 10 games, with their only loss coming without Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks are scary at full strength and they are fully in their groove right now.

4. Chicago Bulls (+3500, LW: No. 7)

The Bulls beat the Nets for the second time this season on Saturday, showing that the first win was no fluke. Chicago continues to show its clutch gene at the end of games and needs to be taken serious as a conference finals contender.

5. Brooklyn Nets (+325, LW: No. 3)

The Nets are handicapped by James Harden, who looks like he's lost a step. Brooklyn is being judged by a different set of rules because of the "super team" label, but let's not lose sight that they are still No. 1 in the east.

6. Utah Jazz (+1000, LW: No. 6)

Utah is silently doing what they do. The Jazz are 8-2 in their last 10 games and are third in the Western Conference. If it weren't for the Suns and Warriors having amazing seasons, Utah would be in the conversation for best team in the league.

7. Boston Celtics (+5000, LW: No. 14)

The Celtics are creeping up the list and are taking advantage of a wide open league. Boston will take advantage of the Wizards and Heat slipping and get to the top half of the conference.

8. Philadelphia 76ers (+2000, LW: No. 16)

Now that Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris are back, the 76ers are in their groove again. Embiid has the ability to carry the team and they will gladly let him.

9. Washington Wizards (+12500, LW: No. 8)

Washington has lost eight of its last 12 games. They're night at the ball is nearing an end as the season is reaching its second month.

10. Los Angeles Clippers (+2000, LW: No. 10)

Paul George and the Clippers are slumping, but they remain at No.10 because they are still one of the more stable teams in the league.

11. Charlotte Hornets (+20000, LW: No. 13)

The Hornets are being decimated by COVID protocols, but they are still chugging along. Their depth has shined through in this stretch and they will need it moving forward.

12. Atlanta Hawks (+4000, LW: No. 11)

The Hawks are off of their great winning streak, but they still look like a cohesive team. If they can rip off another winning streak, they can be near the top of the conference.

13. Memphis Grizzlies (+7500, LW: No. 20)

Even without Ja Morant, the Grizzlies have been able to win five games in a row. They have the biggest win in NBA history and that momentum will be huge moving forward.

14. Los Angeles Lakers (+1100, LW: No. 19)

The Lakers are right at .500 and should be right here. I'll call them slightly above average because of the talent, but eventually wins are needed.

15. Miami Heat (+1400, LW: No. 5)

Miami is in trouble without Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler. Its losses make sense, but they need to get on track quickly.

16. Dallas Mavericks (+3000, LW: No. 9)

The Mavericks have missed Kristaps Porzingis for the last two games, and have slipped to .500. Dallas is 3-7 in its last 10 games and is slumping hard. For them, they need Luka Doncic to turn into the MVP to reach their ceiling.

17. Cleveland Cavaliers (+50000, LW: No. 21)

Cleveland can't compete with the best teams in the league, but everyone else is fair game. The Cavs have a "Twin Towers" set up and it has made their defense stifling.

18. Denver Nuggets (+2000, LW: No. 15)

Denver got a good win against the New York Knicks, but the Nuggets are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The weight of carrying this team to wins might be setting in on Jokic, even though he's playing spectacularly.

19. Toronto Raptors (+20000, LW: No. 22)

Toronto is going to find wins in the most unlikely spots this season. They will play spoiler on most nights, which will lead them to an respectable record.

20. Minnesota Timberwolves (+20000, LW: No. 12)

Minnesota is back to being inconsistent. It's lost three straight games and is still trying to figure out how to win games on the road. However, the Big 3 is meshing well.

21. New York Knicks (+7500, LW: No. 17)

New York has lost three straight and needs to get its act together just to be in the play-in conversation. Right now, it doesn't look like that's gonna happen.

22. Sacramento Kings (+20000, LW: No. 25)

Sacramento is in NBA purgatory. They aren't bad enough to be at the top of the lottery, but they aren't making the playoffs this year. This season has no direction, but what is new?

23. Portland Trail Blazers (+7500, LW: No. 18)

The Trail Blazers are one more blowout loss away from truly looking into a rebuild. With Lillard out and the problems piling up, expect them to fall fast.

24. San Antonio Spurs (+30000, LW: No. 24)

The Spurs are still struggling to find wins, but Dejounte Murray is showing out every night.

25. Houston Rockets (+50000, LW: No. 29)

The Rockets surprisingly have the longest winning streak in the league at six. They have found a formula to get wins and things don't look as bleak in Houston.

26. Indiana Pacers (+20000, LW: No. 23)

The Pacers are trying to hit the reset button and trade their core. It makes sense as this season has started off less than ideal and while they clearly out of the playoff race.

27. New Orleans Pelicans (+20000, LW: No. 27)

The Pelicans deserve a little credit. They have managed to win a few games and stay out of the basement in the Western Conference. However, they are still an easy team to fade on a nightly basis.

28. Orlando Magic (+100000, LW: No. 30)

The Magic are 1-9 in their last 10 games and are currently on a two-game losing streak. Without a true star prospect, the Magic are in lottery purgatory.

29. Detroit Pistons (+50000, LW: No. 28)

Any other week, the Pistons would be at the bottom. They've lost nine in a row and can't find a win anywhere. Cade Cunningham looks good though.

30. Oklahoma City Thunder (+50000, LW: No. 26)

By virtue alone, the Thunder have to take this spot. If you get beat by the largest margin of victory in NBA history, you have to be at the bottom for that week.

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