NBA Atlantic Betting Lines

The Atlantic Division is one of the NBA Eastern Conference’s three divisions. As of 2015, the division consists of five teams: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors. The division was created at the start of the 1970-1971 season. The Raptors are the newest member of the franchise, joining in 2004. The Celtics have the most division titles with over 20. Despite the rich history in the division, most of the teams here have struggled in recent years. [+]

The division is however on an upward trend and could be returning to being very respectable again.

NBA Atlantic Scores And Standings

You can view the Atlantic division’s teams below along with the rest of the NBA’s divisions. Other than their wins and losses, make a note of their points (+) and points against (-).

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 82 59 23 9156 8518 0.720
2 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 82 55 27 8529 8235 0.671
3 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 82 52 30 9004 8635 0.634
4 New York Knicks New York Knicks 82 29 53 8566 8858 0.354
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 82 28 54 8741 9048 0.341
EC - Central Division
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 82 50 32 9091 9014 0.610
2 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 82 48 34 8656 8543 0.585
3 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 82 44 38 8731 8756 0.537
4 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 82 39 43 8509 8521 0.476
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 82 27 55 8440 9017 0.329
EC - Southeast Division
1 Miami Heat Miami Heat 82 44 38 8480 8441 0.537
2 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 82 43 39 8742 8694 0.524
3 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 82 36 46 8874 8853 0.439
4 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 82 25 57 8479 8874 0.305
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 82 24 58 8475 8922 0.293
WC - Northwest Division
1 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 82 49 33 8661 8448 0.598
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 82 48 34 8844 8564 0.585
3 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 82 48 34 8540 8187 0.585
4 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 82 47 35 8980 8797 0.573
5 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 82 46 36 9020 8899 0.561
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 82 58 24 9304 8814 0.707
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 82 42 40 8937 8934 0.512
3 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 82 35 47 8862 8989 0.427
4 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 82 27 55 8104 8677 0.329
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 82 21 61 8522 9290 0.256
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 82 65 17 9213 8518 0.793
2 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 82 48 34 9161 9054 0.585
3 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 82 47 35 8424 8187 0.573
4 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 82 24 58 8390 8639 0.293
5 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 82 22 60 8145 8654 0.268

Bet On NBA Atlantic Games

You can bet on the Atlantic Division in many ways but you will have to master the art of the money line. This is the place where you bet for a team to win straight up. You will notice two types of numbers listed for teams: a minus number and plus number. The former indicates the favorite and you will have to spend more to win less while the latter indicates an underdog meaning you win more on your bet. For example, -200 means you need to spend $200 to earn $100 while +150 means a profit of $150 is earned when spending $100.

Raptors reign: between 2013 to 2016, the Toronto Raptors have won three straight division titles and mangled the competition. In 2015-2016, they decimated the rest of the division with an 87.5 winning percent (14-2 record). The Atlantic Division has been the NBA’s weakest division since the late 2000s and it won’t take much outside of a solid to decent NBA team to claim the top spot.

Cellar dwellers: since the NBA went to its five-team division format in 2004, the Atlantic Division has only had three seasons where at least three of its team had a winning record yet they manage to consistently send more than one playoff team due to how shallow the Eastern Conference is. But historically, teams don’t stay bad forever and the Atlantic’s basement teams will eventually rise depending how well their rebuilding pays off.

Predicting a division winner: another type of bet to make is a prop bet. This includes but is not limited to predicting the division winner before the season starts. Maybe a once-poor team has made some drastic offseason changes or you have a gut feeling they will turn things around. The odds usually reflect these changes but still take into account a team’s recent history. These types of bets are harder to hit due to the length of a season but most of them can be found at underdog prices so you make a tidy profit if you call it right.