NBL Ladder 2021

The NBL Ladder is the ranking system used by the National Basketball League each season to track the round-by-round progress of the nine NBL teams in the tournament.

2021 NBL LADDER

The NBL Ladder 2021 will be displayed and updated below throughout the regular season to help with your basketball betting and NBL Championship Winners tips.

Pos. Nat. Name Pld. W. L. Last 5 Streak Home Away For Against Pts % Win %
1 Australia Melbourne United 36 28 8 4-0 W3 14-4 14-4 3189 2956 107.88%% 77.78%%
2 Australia Perth Wildcats 36 25 11 3-2 L2 13-5 12-6 3133 2900 108.03%% 69.44%
3 Australia Illawarra Hawks 36 20 16 4-1 L1 11-7 9-9 2962 2954 100.27% 56.56%
4 Australia SEM Phoenix 36 19 17 2-3 L1 9-9 10-8 3217 3124 102.98% 52.78%
5 Australia Sydney Kings 36 19 17 4-1 W3 11-7 8-10 3112 3087 100.81% 52.78%
6 Australia Brisbane Bullets 36 18 18 4-1 W1 9-9 9-9 3204 3274 97.86% 50.00%
7 Australia Adelaide 36ers 36 13 23 0-5 L7 10-8 3-15 2985 3156 94.58% 36.11%
8 New Zealand NZ Breakers 36 12 24 2-3 L1 8-10 4-14 2937 3021 97.22% 33.33%
9 Australia Cairns Taipans 36 8 28 1-4 L2 6-12 2-16 2940 3207 91.67% 22.22%

*Correct as of the end of Round 21

Held from October to the following April during the summer, the annual NBL competition comes to a thrilling conclusion in a best-of-three Grand Final series. The path to the NBL Finals is determined over a regular season that consists of 126 games and the finals series that is played between the four clubs that finish top of the NBL ladder or table after they’ve played al of their home and away games for the season.

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The Adelaide 36ers finished top of the 2016/17 NBL Ladder. Photo Credit: The Advertiser.

While all four clubs at the top of the NBL rankings make it to the finals, there is extra incentive to finish first and second on the National Basketball association ladder as these top two teams get the home advantage in their respective best-of-three finals series.

Teams are awarded points for each win and the more wins they collect the higher up the ladder they sit. As well as NBL team rankings a detailed season ladder displays other basketball season statistics on each club including:

  • Games Played (Pld)
  • Number of Wins (W)
  • Losses (L)
  • Last 5 Record (Last 5)
  • Winning / Losing Streak (Streak)
  • Home Record (Home)
  • Away Record (Away)
  • Points For (For)
  • Points Against (Against)
  • Overall Percentage (%)
  • Winning Percentage (Win %)

Over the season the ladder is updated after the NBL results each round and has a big impact on the NBL betting odds each week.

Teams higher up the rankings are obviously shorter in the NBL odds for the season’s Outright NBL Championship Winners as well as in head-to-head NBL betting for their next match.

Punters enjoy access to plenty of other basketball bet types that directly relate to the NBL ladder – the Australian pro-basketball equivalent of the NBA Standings – including odds on teams to ‘Make the Top Finals’ by finishing top four at the conclusion of the regular season.