Playoff Horse Race
I consulted my Crystal Ball and looked at the Magic’s chances for making the playoffs. With only 6 games left there is a glimmer of hope.
7. Indiana 36-40 overall, Hm: 23-14, Aw: 13-26, L10: 2-8
Playoff Chances: High. Should be favored in all 6 remaining games regardless of 2-8 record in last 10 games.
Expected Finish: 41-41
New York W New York on 3 game win streak but 7-30 on road.
Boston W Boston playing out string with young guys 12-27 on road.
Minnesota W Minnesota 8-30 on road.
@Charlotte W No frontline left. 15-23 at home. Slight chance for an upset.
@Toronto W Bosch gone, team on 8 games losing streak.
Orlando L Deserve playoffs.
8. Chicago 35-41 overall, Hm: 18-20, Aw: 17-21, L10: 6-4
Playoff Chances: Luke Warm. Will be favored in 3 of remaining 6.
Expected Finish: 37-45
Expected Ending Conference Record: 27-25 (current: 24-22)
NJ L Top 6 NBA team on a roll.
@Atlanta W ATL 17-21 at home. Magic fans must hope for an upset in this game.
Washington L Wash 14-21 on the road. Playing well.
@Miami L Miami should win, might not care enough though.
@Orlando L Orlando simply better at this point.
Toronto W Toronto gave up two weeks ago.
9. Philadelphia 35-41 overall, Hm: 21-18, Aw: 14-23, L10: 4-6
Playoff Chances: Weak. Will be favored in 1 of 6 remaining.
Expected Finish: 36-46
Washington L Wash 14-21 on the road. Playing well
10. Orlando 32-44 overall, Hm: 23-14, Aw: 9-30, L10: 8-2
Playoff Chances: Weak. Will be favored in 4 of 6 remaining
Predicted Finish: 37-45
Ending Record vs. Chicago: 2-2
Ending Conference Record: 26-26 (Current: 21-26)
Magic miss playoffs by tiebreaker with Chicago.
Atlanta W Every game is important starting here!
Toronto W FL Gators have more talent with Bosch out.
@San Antonio L Upset would be great! Dallas, Detroit, Miami…
Philadelphia W Must win.
Chicago W Must win
@ Indiana W Must win