In his inaugural Playoff Odds for the season, John Hollinger's computer-generated Playoff Odds give the Blazers a 95.4% chance of making the 2013-14 NBA Playoffs, beaten only by Indiana, Miami, & San Antonio.
These odds are
a measure of each team's performance in the season so far.
Based on those rankings, each day the computer plays out the remainder of the season 5,000 times to see the potential range of projected outcomes. The results reveal the most likely win-loss record for each team -- and what the odds are for each team to make the NBA playoffs, win the NBA title, win the lottery, and so on.
For more on how the system works and what it means, see Hollinger's explanation.
Hollinger's NBA Playoff Odds are updated automatically each night.
ESPN's computer gives us these odds:
Winning the Division: 51.9%
Conference Top Seed: 16.1%
Making the NBA Finals: 12.1%
NBA Champs: 5.7% (5th behind Indiana, San Antonio, Miami, & Houston)