With the season about 1/4 over, I decided to test my theory about the Home Team winning about 70% of the time in the NBA. When I started the theory, I only used the 16 playoff teams from last year. While some standings may change, I believe we have appoximately the 16 teams right now that will make the playoffs this year. So, let's test it (IF the season ended today):
BOS, ORL, MIA, ATL, NYK, CHI, IND, TOR.
The East has an overall homecourt record of 47-23 for 67%
SAS, DAL, UTH, LAL, DEN, OKC, NOH, PHO
The West has an overall homecourt record of 65-21 or 78% (WOW)
Overall, in the NBA so far this year, the Home Team's record is 112-44 or 72%.
The single biggest weapon in pro sports!!
Another reason I want 60 wins this year!!