The simulation runs from where a team currently is in the standings and predicts its remaining wins based on the teams expected win %. There is a small adjustment for unpredictability. These numbers do not account for schedules.
Most teams have played 95 games. The “Trend” is the difference in a team’s total playoff odds from the 1/9 PM games. This is about 27 games ago.
“E” means virtual elimination, not mathematical elimination.
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.