NBA Southeast Betting Lines

The NBA’s Southeast Division is one of the three Eastern Conference divisions and was created in 2004 when the NBA expanded to 30 teams with the addition of the Charlotte Bobcats (now the Hornets). As of 2015, the division’s current teams are the: Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards. The Heat have the most titles. Half the teams are relatively young in the NBA and the division is usually more competitive than the others, both in the Eastern and Western Conference. [+]

That’s especially true since the dissolution of the dynasty Heat team in the early 2010s. In recent years, no team has consistently asserted their will over the rest.

NBA Southeast Scores And Standings

Keep updated with the division (and the whole league) with this table below, which not only tracks win-loss records but also points scored (+) and points scored against (-). 

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 27 22 5 2818 2633 0.815
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 23 16 7 2570 2397 0.696
3 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 25 13 12 2690 2698 0.520
4 New York Knicks New York Knicks 25 12 13 2593 2591 0.480
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 25 10 15 2714 2778 0.400
EC - Central Division
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 27 19 8 2984 2894 0.704
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 25 15 10 2597 2595 0.600
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 26 15 11 2817 2786 0.577
4 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 25 14 11 2601 2567 0.560
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 25 5 20 2423 2670 0.200
EC - Southeast Division
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 26 14 12 2767 2704 0.538
2 Miami Heat Miami Heat 25 12 13 2506 2590 0.480
3 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 28 11 17 2995 3102 0.393
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 25 9 16 2616 2671 0.360
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 25 6 19 2585 2717 0.240
WC - Northwest Division
1 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 26 15 11 2795 2778 0.577
2 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 25 14 11 2674 2673 0.560
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 25 13 12 2583 2530 0.520
4 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 27 13 14 2783 2698 0.481
5 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 25 12 13 2544 2474 0.480
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 27 21 6 3165 2864 0.778
2 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 25 10 15 2650 2718 0.400
3 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 24 9 15 2527 2589 0.375
4 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 28 9 19 2998 3220 0.321
5 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 25 8 17 2411 2640 0.320
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 24 20 4 2746 2478 0.833
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 27 19 8 2741 2636 0.704
3 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 26 13 13 2845 2872 0.500
4 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 26 8 18 2553 2641 0.308
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 26 7 19 2610 2697 0.269

Bet On NBA Southeast Games

Betting on Southeast Division games takes place through sportsbooks in the money line. With this type of bet, you pick the winner of the game and your profit is reliant on their price. Prices manifest as either minus numbers (favorite to win) or plus numbers (underdogs). A price of -250 for example indicates the team is the likely winner and you will have to bet $250 to win back $100. But a price of +175 on the comeback means an unlikely winner and $175 will be won on a $100 bet. The likelier a winner the more expensive and vice versa.

Florida on fire: between the division’s creation in 2004 to 2016, a Florida-based team has won the division except in 2015 when the Atlanta Hawks took their first Southeast Division title. These powerhouse teams were star-studded featuring the likes of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Dwight Howard but since the departures of James and Howard they came back to earth. In 2015-2016, no team in the division had better than a 62.5 winning percent (10-6 record) outlining how much more competitive the division has become.

The other guys: outside the Heat and Magic, the other teams in the division have quietly remained competitive in some extent. The Hawks have either been a third place team or better in all but one season between 2008 to 2016. The Charlotte Hornets have started a recent resurgence and may be an emerging division power while the Washington Wizards remain a threat with their growing prospects and young stars.

Division titles: a hot bet to make is a prop bet on who will win the division before the season begins. The NBA offseason is generally filled with plenty of roster and front office changes especially for teams who underperformed the season prior. Making a prop bet on a team to win the division is usually a plus bet and can yield a sizable profit if called correctly. Analyzing how recent performances and offseason changes factor in is key to this bet.