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NBA Draft 2015: ESPN, CBS, Bleacher Report and FOX Sports Mock Drafts

TEAM ESPN CBS BLEACHER REPORT FOX SPORTS
1. Minnesota Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns, PF, Kentucky Karl-Anthony Towns, PF, Kentucky Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke Karl-Anthony Towns, PF, Kentucky
2. Los Angeles Lakers Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke Karl-Anthony Towns, PF, Kentucky Justise Winslow, SF, Duke
3. Philadelphia 76ers Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Latvia D’Angelo Russell, SG, Ohio State Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke
4. New York Knicks D’Angelo Russell, SG, Ohio State Justise Winslow, SF, Duke D’Angelo Russell, SG, Ohio State D’Angelo Russell, SG, Ohio State
5. Orlando Magic Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Latvia Justise Winslow, SF, Duke Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Latvia
6. Sacramento Kings Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China
7. Denver Nuggets Justise Winslow, SF, Duke Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia
8. Detroit Pistons Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Latvia Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky
9. Charlotte Hornets Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona
10. Miami Heat Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona Myles Turner, C, Texas Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin
11. Indiana Pacers Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin Myles Turner, C, Texas
12. Utah Jazz Myles Turner, C, Texas Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky
13. Phoenix Suns Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas Myles Turner, C, Texas Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas
14. Oklahoma City Thunder Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State
15. Atlanta Hawks Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas Kevon Looney, F UCLA Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin
16. Boston Celtics Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky
17. Milwaukee Bucks Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky Montrezl Harrell, PF, Louisville Kevon Looney, F UCLA
18. Houston Rockets Tyus Jones, PG, Duke Tyus Jones, PG, Duke Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky R.J. Hunter, SG, Georgia State
19. Washington Wizards Rashad Vaughn, SG, UNLV Kevon Looney, F UCLA Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas Justin Anderson, SF, Virginia
20. Toronto Raptors Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas

NBA: ESPN, CBS, Bleacher Report, USA Today and Bovada 2013-14 Win Projections – How’d They Do?

NBA Representin' Across the USA

NBA Representin’ Across the USA

OVERALL

TEAM FINAL WINS ESPN SCHOENE CBS BLEACHER REPORT USA TODAY BOVADA (VEGAS)
Atlanta Hawks 38 44 44 41

39

39.5
Boston Celtics 25 29 19

25**

32 27.5
Brooklyn Nets 44 50 55 55

49

52.5
Charlotte Bobcats 43

32

28 26 31 26
Chicago Bulls 48

50

60 61 65 56.5
Cleveland Cavaliers 33

37

41 45 44 40
Dallas Mavericks 49

44

39 41 32 43.5
Denver Nuggets 36 44

43

43

43

46
Detroit Pistons 29 49 41

40

41

40

Golden State Warriors 51 42 54 50 53

51.5

Houston Rockets 54 53 53 53 60

54.5

Indiana Pacers 56 49 51

57

55

54.5
Los Angeles Clippers 57 55

57**

58 55

57

Los Angeles Lakers 27 35 38 34

33

36.5
Memphis Grizzlies 50

49

49

45 47 30.5
Miami Heat 54

54**

60 63 61 61.5
Milwaukee Bucks 15 32

21

29 30 29
Minnesota Timberwolves 40 51 43

41

37

41

New Orleans Pelicans 34 41 44 42

39

39

New York Knicks 37

37**

47 49 43 49.5
Oklahoma City Thunder 59 51 53 56

58

51.5
Orlando Magic 23

23**

22 22 20 24
Philadelphia 76ers 19 24 14 9 16

17

Phoenix Suns 48 20 15 12 18

21

Portland Trail Blazers 54 41

45

40 41 38.5
Sacramento Kings 28

28**

34 27 25 31
San Antonio Spurs 62

60

55 57 54 55.5
Toronto Raptors 48 37 38

39

37 35.5
Utah Jazz 25 34 28 22 34

25

Washington Wizards 44 35 39

48

38 39

SUMMARY: CLOSEST AND EXACT PROJECTIONS

CLOSEST EXACT
ESPN SCHOENE 10 4
BOVADA (VEGAS) 9 0
BLEACHER REPORT 7 1
USA TODAY 7 0
CBS 5 1

SUMMARY: NUMBER OF PROJECTIONS WITHIN FIVE

NUMBER OF PROJECTIONS WITHIN FIVE
BLEACHER REPORT 14
ESPN SCHOENE 13
BOVADA (VEGAS) 13
USA TODAY 12
CBS 10

*

ESPN SCHOENE

TEAM FINAL WINS ESPN SCHOENE DIFFERENCE
Atlanta Hawks 38 44 6
Boston Celtics 25 29 4
Brooklyn Nets 44 50 6
Charlotte Bobcats 43 32 -11
Chicago Bulls 48 50 2
Cleveland Cavaliers 33 37 4
Dallas Mavericks 49 44 -5
Denver Nuggets 36 44 8
Detroit Pistons 29 49 20
Golden State Warriors 51 42 -9
Houston Rockets 54 53 -1
Indiana Pacers 56 49 -7
Los Angeles Clippers 57 55 -2
Los Angeles Lakers 27 35 8
Memphis Grizzlies 50 49 -1
Miami Heat 54 54 0
Milwaukee Bucks 15 32 17
Minnesota Timberwolves 40 51 11
New Orleans Pelicans 34 41 7
New York Knicks 37 37 0
Oklahoma City Thunder 59 51 -8
Orlando Magic 23 23 0
Philadelphia 76ers 19 24 5
Phoenix Suns 48 20 -28
Portland Trail Blazers 54 41 -13
Sacramento Kings 28 28 0
San Antonio Spurs 62 60 -2
Toronto Raptors 48 37 -11
Utah Jazz 25 34 9
Washington Wizards 44 35 -9

*

CBS

TEAM FINAL WINS CBS DIFFERENCE
Atlanta Hawks 38 44 6
Boston Celtics 25 19 -6
Brooklyn Nets 44 55 11
Charlotte Bobcats 43 28 -15
Chicago Bulls 48 60 12
Cleveland Cavaliers 33 41 8
Dallas Mavericks 49 39 -10
Denver Nuggets 36 43 7
Detroit Pistons 29 41 12
Golden State Warriors 51 54 3
Houston Rockets 54 53 -1
Indiana Pacers 56 51 -5
Los Angeles Clippers 57 57 0
Los Angeles Lakers 27 38 11
Memphis Grizzlies 50 49 -1
Miami Heat 54 60 6
Milwaukee Bucks 15 21 6
Minnesota Timberwolves 40 43 3
New Orleans Pelicans 34 44 10
New York Knicks 37 47 10
Oklahoma City Thunder 59 53 -6
Orlando Magic 23 22 -1
Philadelphia 76ers 19 14 -5
Phoenix Suns 48 15 -33
Portland Trail Blazers 54 45 -9
Sacramento Kings 28 34 6
San Antonio Spurs 62 55 -7
Toronto Raptors 48 38 -10
Utah Jazz 25 28 3
Washington Wizards 44 39 -5

*

BLEACHER REPORT

TEAM FINAL WINS BLEACHER REPORT DIFFERENCE
Atlanta Hawks 38 41 3
Boston Celtics 25 25 0
Brooklyn Nets 44 55 11
Charlotte Bobcats 43 26 -17
Chicago Bulls 48 61 13
Cleveland Cavaliers 33 45 12
Dallas Mavericks 49 41 -8
Denver Nuggets 36 43 7
Detroit Pistons 29 40 11
Golden State Warriors 51 50 -1
Houston Rockets 54 53 -1
Indiana Pacers 56 57 1
Los Angeles Clippers 57 58 1
Los Angeles Lakers 27 34 7
Memphis Grizzlies 50 45 -5
Miami Heat 54 63 9
Milwaukee Bucks 15 29 14
Minnesota Timberwolves 40 41 1
New Orleans Pelicans 34 42 8
New York Knicks 37 49 12
Oklahoma City Thunder 59 56 -3
Orlando Magic 23 22 -1
Philadelphia 76ers 19 9 -10
Phoenix Suns 48 12 -36
Portland Trail Blazers 54 40 -14
Sacramento Kings 28 27 -1
San Antonio Spurs 62 57 -5
Toronto Raptors 48 39 -9
Utah Jazz 25 22 -3
Washington Wizards 44 48 4

*

USA TODAY

TEAM FINAL WINS USA TODAY DIFFERENCE
Atlanta Hawks 38 39 1
Boston Celtics 25 32 7
Brooklyn Nets 44 49 5
Charlotte Bobcats 43 31 -12
Chicago Bulls 48 65 17
Cleveland Cavaliers 33 44 11
Dallas Mavericks 49 32 -17
Denver Nuggets 36 43 7
Detroit Pistons 29 41 12
Golden State Warriors 51 53 2
Houston Rockets 54 60 6
Indiana Pacers 56 55 -1
Los Angeles Clippers 57 55 -2
Los Angeles Lakers 27 33 6
Memphis Grizzlies 50 47 -3
Miami Heat 54 61 7
Milwaukee Bucks 15 30 15
Minnesota Timberwolves 40 37 -3
New Orleans Pelicans 34 39 5
New York Knicks 37 43 6
Oklahoma City Thunder 59 58 -1
Orlando Magic 23 20 -3
Philadelphia 76ers 19 16 -3
Phoenix Suns 48 18 -30
Portland Trail Blazers 54 41 -13
Sacramento Kings 28 25 -3
San Antonio Spurs 62 54 -8
Toronto Raptors 48 37 -11
Utah Jazz 25 34 9
Washington Wizards 44 38 -6

*

BOVADA (LAS VEGAS)

TEAM FINAL WINS BOVADA (VEGAS) DIFFERENCE
Atlanta Hawks 38 39.5 1.5
Boston Celtics 25 27.5 2.5
Brooklyn Nets 44 52.5 8.5
Charlotte Bobcats 43 26 -17
Chicago Bulls 48 56.5 8.5
Cleveland Cavaliers 33 40 7
Dallas Mavericks 49 43.5 -5.5
Denver Nuggets 36 46 10
Detroit Pistons 29 40 11
Golden State Warriors 51 51.5 0.5
Houston Rockets 54 54.5 0.5
Indiana Pacers 56 54.5 -1.5
Los Angeles Clippers 57 57 0
Los Angeles Lakers 27 36.5 9.5
Memphis Grizzlies 50 30.5 -19.5
Miami Heat 54 61.5 7.5
Milwaukee Bucks 15 29 14
Minnesota Timberwolves 40 41 1
New Orleans Pelicans 34 39 5
New York Knicks 37 49.5 12.5
Oklahoma City Thunder 59 51.5 -7.5
Orlando Magic 23 24 1
Philadelphia 76ers 19 17 -2
Phoenix Suns 48 21 -27
Portland Trail Blazers 54 38.5 -15.5
Sacramento Kings 28 31 3
San Antonio Spurs 62 55.5 -6.5
Toronto Raptors 48 35.5 -12.5
Utah Jazz 25 25 0
Washington Wizards 44 39 -5

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NFL: Opening Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVIII and 2013 Division Winner Predictions

Super Bowl XLVIII: San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos?

Super Bowl XLVIII: San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos?

Oh baby. It’s almost that time of year. Football season – and this season will be (snow-)capped off with a Super Bowl in New York City for the first time ever.

Super Bowl XLVIII, at the New York Giants‘ and Jets‘ MetLife Stadium, will be the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Denver Broncos, and the Niners will win it, 31-27.

That’s all according to the “Predictalator,” over at predictionmachine.com. Those guys and gals have simulated “the 2013 NFL season 50,000 times already,” coming up with the percentages of making the postseason and winning the Super Bowl below. They also have all the scores and teams of every playoff round.

And, you’ve guessed it by now, the Niners and the Broncos will be representing the NFC and AFC in the big game. The 49ers have a 1-in-5 shot at winning it all (20 percent), but the Broncos have the best shot at making the playoffs of any NFL team, a nearly guaranteed 91 percent.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Oakland Raiders have a literal 0 percent chance to win the Super Bowl. In not one of the 50,000 simulations did the Raiders win it all. Everyone else won it at least once.

If you’re more comfortable with straight up Vegas odds based on the betting line, check out Bovada‘s opening Super Bowl odds in the third list below. Again, it’s the 49ers and Broncos neck-and-neck.

Finally, courtesy vegasinsider.com, we’ve got the predicted division winners wrapping it up at the bottom.

PERCENT CHANCE OF WINNING SUPER BOWL XLVIII (SORTED BY SB)

  TEAM SUPER BOWL WIN (%) PLAYOFF BERTH (%)
1. San Francisco 49ers 20.1 84.4
2. Denver Broncos 14.6 91.1
3. Green Bay Packers 10.5 69.7
4. New England Patriots 8.9 78.6
5. Seattle Seahawks 7.2 66.3
6. Houston Texans 7.1 79.3
7. Atlanta Falcons 2.9 42.9
8. New York Giants 2.8 48.8
9. Cincinnati Bengals 2.6 44.1
9. Baltimore Ravens 2.6 45.7
11. Miami Dolphins 2.4 45.3
12. Carolina Panthers 2.2 38.5
13. Washington Redskins 2.0 38.8
14. Chicago Bears 1.8 32.9
14. St. Louis Rams 1.8 35.9
16. Pittsburgh Steelers 1.6 35.8
17. New Orleans Saints 1.5 28.9
18. Indianapolis Colts 1.3 38.6
19. Dallas Cowboys 1.0 33.7
20. San Diego Chargers 0.8 32.3
20. Detroit Lions 0.8 21.9
22. Buffalo Bills 0.6 28.6
22. Kansas City Chiefs 0.6 31.1
22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0.6 18.6
25. Philadelphia Eagles 0.5 22.8
26. New York Jets 0.4 24.5
27. Cleveland Browns 0.3 14.1
28. Minnesota Vikings 0.2 8.2
29. Tennessee Titans 0.1 6.2
29. Jacksonville Jaguars 0.1 2.6
29. Arizona Cardinals 0.1 7.5
32. Oakland Raiders 0.0 2.3

PERCENT CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS (SORTED BY PB)

  TEAM PLAYOFF BERTH (%) SUPER BOWL WIN (%)
1. Denver Broncos 91.1 14.6
2. San Francisco 49ers 84.4 20.1
3. Houston Texans 79.3 7.1
4. New England Patriots 78.6 8.9
5. Green Bay Packers 69.7 10.5
6. Seattle Seahawks 66.3 7.2
7. New York Giants 48.8 2.8
8. Baltimore Ravens 45.7 2.6
9. Miami Dolphins 45.3 2.4
10. Cincinnati Bengals 44.1 2.6
11. Atlanta Falcons 42.9 2.9
12. Washington Redskins 38.8 2.0
13. Indianapolis Colts 38.6 1.3
14. Carolina Panthers 38.5 2.2
15. St. Louis Rams 35.9 1.8
16. Pittsburgh Steelers 35.8 1.6
17. Dallas Cowboys 33.7 1.0
18. Chicago Bears 32.9 1.8
19. San Diego Chargers 32.3 0.8
20. Kansas City Chiefs 31.1 0.6
21. New Orleans Saints 28.9 1.5
22. Buffalo Bills 28.6 0.6
23. New York Jets 24.5 0.4
24. Philadelphia Eagles 22.8 0.5
25. Detroit Lions 21.9 0.8
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18.6 0.6
27. Cleveland Browns 14.1 0.3
28. Minnesota Vikings 8.2 0.2
29. Arizona Cardinals 7.5 0.1
30. Tennessee Titans 6.2 0.1
31. Jacksonville Jaguars 2.6 0.1
32. Oakland Raiders 2.3 0.0

ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL XLVIII (via bovada.lv)

  TEAM ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL
1. Denver Broncos 6-1
1. San Francisco 49ers 6-1
3. New England Patriots 9-1
3. Seattle Seahawks 9-1
5. Green Bay Packers 11-1
6. Atlanta Falcons 12-1
7. Houston Texans 18-1
7. New Orleans Saints 18-1
9. New York Giants 22-1
10. Baltimore Ravens 25-1
10. Chicago Bears 25-1
10. Dallas Cowboys 25-1
13. Pittsburgh Steelers 28-1
14. Cincinnati Bengals 33-1
14. Washington Redskins 33-1
16. Indianapolis Colts 40-1
16. Miami Dolphins 40-1
16. Minnesota Vikings 40-1
16. St. Louis Rams 40-1
20. Detroit Lions 50-1
20. Kansas City Chiefs 50-1
20. Philadelphia Eagles 50-1
20. San Diego Chargers 50-1
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 50-1
25. Carolina Panthers 66-1
26. New York Jets 100-1
27. Arizona Cardinals 125-1
28. Buffalo Bills 150-1
28. Cleveland Browns 150-1
28. Tennessee Titans 150-1
31. Jacksonville Jaguars 250-1
31. Oakland Raiders 250-1

ODDS TO WIN DIVISION (via vegasinsider.com)

DIVISION/TEAM ODDS
NFC EAST  
New York Giants 9-5
Washington Redskins 9-5
NFC NORTH  
Green Bay Packers 4-7
NFC SOUTH  
Atlanta Falcons 5-4
NFC WEST  
San Francisco 49ers 10-11
   
AFC EAST  
New England Patriots 2-7
AFC NORTH  
Pittsburgh Steelers 8-5
AFC SOUTH  
Houston Texans 4-9
AFC WEST  
Denver Broncos 1-5

All odds and percentages provided for entertainment purposes only.

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