SublimeAnarky wrote:hmm.. while i'm sure you've done your stat crunching here trodgers, to me it looks like the clips/cavs are higher than they ought to be and the thunder lower than where they should ?
what was your logic here ?
It's an objective measure, so I don't have logic that goes into it on an individual (week-by-week) basis. I crunch actual record, offensive and defensive performance, and performance against strength of schedule. I can, however, attempt to explain why they are where they are.
OKC's defense is statistically atrocious. The teams they have beaten are a combined 18-26; the teams they lost to are a combined 8-7. OKC doesn't seem to have that elite feel so far. I have litle doubt that they'll be a bit better as the season wears on, but they're currently projected as a playoff team based on performance.
Clippers' opponents are 21-15, and statisically they're they best offense (and one of the worst defenses). They're also leading their division, mind you.
Cleveland's losses are against teams with a combined win% over 50, and they're only middle of the pack (and if the season ended today, they would be in the playoffs). So I think this is a reasonable rating.
I appreciate your taking the time to post; if you have other questions or rebuttles, let me know!