Is this the year that we will finally have an East that is balanced with the West?
In the off season it seemed like the discrepancy between East and West would only widen with some of the bigger name players moving from the East to the West. But so far in the early season that has not been the case. In fact, if you look at the data the East is currently outplaying the West.
In out of conference games the East is winning 53.8%.
I know, but you say the top of the West is better. Not so right now.
The current playoff teams in the East are winning out of conference games at a 67.9% rate and the West playoff teams at a 56.6% rate.
The bottom teams being tougher? Again, the out of conference rates for the bottom 8 of each conference are East 48.1% and West 42.1%
I know it is still early, but I am very surprised at how balanced this year has been, especially with the moves from the off season. Maybe the East won't be the minor league any longer.
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.