With the calendar turning the page to January, there is a heightened sense of urgency for every NBA team closing in on the halfway point of the regular season. There is also a sense of urgency for anyone betting on the NBA when it comes to improving their overall winning percentage.

Home Teams Overall: 354-236 SU, 310-276-4
Favorites Overall: 387-203 SU, 294-292-4
Home Favorites Overall: 267-116 SU, 199-181-3
Total Line: 303 OVER, 284 UNDER

This version of NBA Power Rankings takes both a team’s straight-up performance on the court and its ability to cover against the spread into consideration. Another factor is winning runs on the total line along with Intertops’ most recent NBA futures odds to win the 2019 World Championship.


1. Golden State Warriors

Odds: -189
Record: 26-14 SU, 16-24 ATS
Previous Rank: 1

Golden State followed up a one-point loss to Houston at home with a four-point road win against Sacramento as part of an SU 3-1 run in its last four games. The total has gone OVER in its last three outings.


2. Toronto Raptors

Odds: +700
Record: 30-12 SU, 18-23-1 ATS
Previous Rank: 3

The Raptors moved back on top in the East with four SU wins in their last five games. They also covered in three of their last four games.


3. Milwaukee Bucks

Odds: +1800
Record: 27-11 SU, 21-15-2 ATS
Previous Rank: 2

The Bucks closed out the week with a 123-116 loss to Toronto as 5.5-point home favorites to snap a five-game winning streak both SU and ATS. They are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.


4. Denver Nuggets

Odds: +3300
Record: 26-11 SU, 21-16 ATS
Previous Rank: 4

Denver has won its last four-game SU with Saturday’s 123-110 victory at home against Charlotte as a nine-point favorite. This was just its second cover in the last seven games.


5. Houston Rockets

Odds: +1100
Record: 22-16 SU, 19-18-1 ATS
Previous Rank: 6

The Rockets followed up that big road win against Golden State as 8.5-point underdogs with Saturday’s 110-101 road loss to Portland as two-point underdogs.


6. Oklahoma City Thunder

Odds: +2200
Record: 25-14 SU, 22-17 ATS
Previous Rank: 7

Despite a bad loss to Washington at home on Sunday as 10-point favorites, the Thunder still gained a little bit of ground with their previous three-game winning streak SU and ATS.


7. Indiana Pacers

Odds: +6600
Record: 26-13 SU, 20-18-1 ATS
Previous Rank: 5

Sunday’s 121-105 loss to Toronto as slight 1.5-point road underdogs snapped an SU six-game winning streak. Indiana has failed to cover in its last three games.


8. Philadelphia 76ers

Odds: +1400
Record: 26-14 SU, 19-31 ATS
Previous Rank: 9

The 76ers added two road wins (SU and ATS) against the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix this week to improve to 9-11 SU (8-12) on the road overall.


9. Boston Celtics

Odds: +800
Record: 23-15 SU, 20-18 ATS
Previous Rank: 8

The total stayed UNDER 212 points in Boston’s 114-93 victory against Dallas on Friday after going OVER in 10 of its last 11 games.


10. San Antonio Spurs

Odds: +6600
Record: 23-17 SU, 24-16 ATS
Previous Rank: 13

The Spurs have won five of their last six games SU while covering the closing spread in all six outings. This run includes victories at home against Boston and Toronto.


11. Los Angeles Clippers

Odds: +8000
Record: 23-16 SU, 23-16 ATS
Previous Rank: 10

Home losses to San Antonio and Philadelphia SU and ATS got things off to a rough start, but the Clippers responded with a road win against Phoenix and Orlando at home on Sunday.


12. Portland Trail Blazers

Odds: +6000
Record: 23-17 SU, 20-20 ATS
Previous Rank: 12

With Saturday’s big win against Houston, the Trail Blazers are 4-2 both SU and ATS over their last six games. The total stayed UNDER in all six games.


13. Los Angeles Lakers

Odds: +2000
Record: 21-19 SU, 17-23 ATS
Previous Rank: 11

The Lakers’ drop could have been steeper with three losses SU and ATS in their last three games, but they closed as underdogs in two of those contests.


14. Utah Jazz

Odds: +6000
Record: 20-20 SU, 20-19-1 ATS
Previous Rank: 16

The Jazz are 3-1 both SU and ATS in their last four games with the total going OVER in all four contests. The lone loss was to Toronto as 1.5-point underdogs on the road.


15. Dallas Mavericks

Odds: +15000
Record: 18-21 SU, 24-15 ATS
Previous Rank: 17

Road losses to Boston and Philadelphia in their last two games dropped the Mavericks to 2-10 SU in their last 12 outings. However, they have been able to cover in seven of their last nine games.


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16. Sacramento Kings

Odds: +25000
Record: 19-20 SU, 22-16-1 ATS
Previous Rank: 15

The Kings slipped below .500 on the year with four SU losses in their last four games. They were able to cover as 7.5-point home underdogs in Saturday’s loss to Golden State.


17. Detroit Pistons

Odds: +10000
Record: 17-20 SU, 17-19-1 ATS
Previous Rank: 18

The Pistons have just one win (SU and ATS) in their last five games following Saturday’s 110-105 loss to Utah as 3.5-point home underdogs.


18. Memphis Grizzlies

Odds: +10000
Record: 18-21 SU, 17-22 ATS
Previous Rank: 14

The Grizzlies’ current SU losing streak reached five games with Saturday’s 108-88 road loss to San Antonio as 8.5-point underdogs. They have failed to cover in their last six outings.


19. New Orleans Pelicans

Odds: +8000
Record: 18-22 SU, 17-23 ATS
Previous Rank: 19

New Orleans improved to 3-7 SU and 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games with Saturday’s 133-98 road win against Cleveland as a 9.5-point favorite.


20. Minnesota Timberwolves 

Odds: +15000
Record: 19-21 SU, 21-19ATS
Previous Rank: 20

Despite Sunday’s 108-86 victory against the Lakers as an eight-point home favorite, Minnesota’s ownership decided to part ways with head coach Tom Thibodeau.


21. Brooklyn Nets

Odds: +25000
Record: 20-21 SU, 22-19 ATS
Previous Rank: 22

The Nets extended their current winning streak to three games (SU and ATS) with Sunday’s 117-100 road victory against Chicago as two-point favorites.


22. Miami Heat

Odds: +12500
Record: 19-19 SU, 21-17 ATS
Previous Rank: 21

A 106-82 road loss to Atlanta on Sunday as 6.5-point underdogs put a damper on the Heat’s three previous SU wins in their previous four games.


23. Charlotte Hornets

Odds: +10000
Record: 19-20 SU, 20-19 ATS
Previous Rank: 23

The Hornets have three wins (SU and ATS) in their last eight games and the total has gone OVER the closing line in six of those contests.


24. Washington Wizards

Odds: +12500
Record: 16-24 SU, 16-24 ATS
Previous Rank: 25

The Wizards have won three of their last four games SU while covering the spread in all four contests. They failed to cover in their previous six outings.


25. Orlando Magic

Odds: +25000
Record: 17-22 SU, 20-19 ATS
Previous Rank: 24

Sunday’s loss to the Clippers as 6.5-point road underdogs dropped the Magic to 1-3 SU and ATS over their last four games.


26. Atlanta Hawks

Odds: +150000
Record: 12-27 SU, 17-22 ATS
Previous Rank: 26

Atlanta stopped an SU three-game skid with Sunday’s win at home against Miami. It is an even 3-3 (SU and ATS) over its last six games.


27. Chicago Bulls

Odds: +100000
Record: 10-30 SU, 19-21 ATS
Previous Rank: 28

The Bulls have lost their last four games SU, but they were able to cover against Toronto on the road and against Indiana at home.


28. Phoenix Suns

Odds: +200000
Record: 9-32 SU, 17-24 ATS
Previous Rank: 27

The Suns’ current SU losing streak reached six games and they have failed to cover in their last four with Sunday’s loss to Charlotte as slight 1.5-point home favorites.


29. New York Knicks

Odds: +200000
Record: 10-29 SU, 17-20-2 ATS
Previous Rank: 29

The Knicks snapped an SU eight-game losing streak with Friday night’s stunning 119-112 road win against the Los Angeles Lakers as 5.5-point underdogs.


30. Cleveland Cavaliers

Odds: +250000
Record: 8-32 SU, 18-22 ATS
Previous Rank: 30

The Cavaliers hold onto to last place in the rankings with a trio of losses this week both SU and ATS. They have now lost their last nine games SU.


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