NBA teams are ranked by their wins and losses during the 82-game regular season. As there are games almost every day in the NBA, the standings in both the Western Conference and Eastern Conference can change on a daily basis.
The NBA standings can provide a lot of information at a glance – information that can help our betting chances – but to read them, you need to understand the different stats and abbreviations. Here is what each of the categories often included in NBA standings mean:
W: The number of wins a team has.
L: The number of losses a team has.
WIN%: A team's win percentage.
GB: The number of games a team is behind the team in first place.
CONF: The record of a team against other teams in its conference.
DIV: The record of a team against other teams in its division.
HOME: A team’s win-loss record for home matches.
ROAD: A team’s win-loss record for matches on the road.
OT: A team's win-loss record in games decided by overtime.
L10/LAST10: A team’s win-loss record in their last 10 games.
STREAK: The current number of straight wins or losses that a team is on. For instance, W5 means that a team has won its last five games, while L3 means that a team has lost its last three games.
PPG: How many points per game a team has averaged that season.
OPP PPG: How many points per game a team's opponents has scored against them that season.