We have entered the homestretch! The NBA season has just four weeks left, and each game holds more weight in the seeding races shaking out in both conferences. This week we have a new member of the top five, but the real story is our team at the very bottom of this list.
Oklahoma City sits just three wins from clinching the Over on its win total, but the front office is dedicated to tanking away the rest of the season, and the Thunder put together a winless week. Will this be an undeserving sweat for bettors with Over tickets in their pockets? As a result, the Thunder have the honor of holding the 30th spot in my power rankings.
1. Phoenix Suns (1)
Week recap: 4-1 SU/3-2 ATS
Phoenix is doing everything it can to grab the highest seed possible in the Western Conference, and the Suns took a big step toward that goal by beating Utah. The Suns were caught in a bad spot the next night against the Clippers but still managed to post a + 9.4 net rating over their five games. They hold a two-game lead in the Pacific Division with 18 games left but are still + 110 to win it at DraftKings.