All-Star Weekend is over. The playoff race is on. This week, we’re looking at where the league is as the stretch run begins, and we start with a look at Eastern Conference Division futures (via Bet Online).

NBA Western Conference Division Futures

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Divisions are usually fairly settled by this time, but there’s real drama in the East and some genuinely captivating underdog bets. Let’s dive in.


Atlantic Division

The Contenders

Toronto Raptors (-240): Toronto’s been the best team in the East this year. The Raptors’ net rating is better than Boston’s, they’ve had a tougher schedule for most of the season, they have better balance offensively and defensively, they have a better bench, and so on.

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