Northwest Division Odds: Breaking Down the Toughest Division in the NBA
The Western Conference playoff race is going to come down to the wire. The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors are safe at the top, but spots 3-10 remain in flux. The San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves are currently neck-and-neck for the No. 3 seed, but the standings are incredibly tight all the way down to the 10th-seeded Utah Jazz.
The Jazz are currently 2 games behind the Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot. The Clippers, who sit ninth, are a half-game out. All 5 Northwest Division teams are involved in the playoff chase, which is something that can’t be said about any of the NBA’s other 5 divisions.
The Blazers beat the Timberwolves in a huge game on Thursday night, which vaulted Portland into the No. 4 spot in the West over the Thunder. Entering Friday’s action, the Wolves still lead the Northwest, but they’re only a half-game up on Portland and a full game up on OKC. Denver’s 3 back, with Utah 5 out. It is truly wild.
Utah Poised for a Charge
Below are the odds to win the Northwest Division: