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This page tracks the odds to qualify for the 2023 NBA playoffs during the 2022-23 NBA season. The odds in the first chart below represent averages from legal online sportsbooks.

The odds do not include the Play-In Tournament. If a team qualifies for the Play-In Tournament, it will still have to advance to the first round in order to be deemed to have made the playoffs.

Western Conference | Eastern Conference

Odds to Make 2023 NBA Playoffs in Western Conference

  • August 28: LeBron’s Lakers have opened as -260 favorites to make the 2023 NBA playoffs after James missed out last year for the first time since 2005.

Western Conference Odds to Make 2021 NBA Playoffs

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Dallas Mavericks -650 +450
Denver Nuggets -800 +525
Golden State Warriors -3000 +1200
Houston Rockets +2500 -10000
Los Angeles Clippers -2500 +1100
Los Angeles Lakers -260 +210
Memphis Grizzlies -800 +525
Minnesota Timberwolves -350 +270
New Orleans Pelicans -150 +120
OKC Thunder +1200 -3000
Phoenix Suns -3000 +1200
Portland Trail Blazers +210 -260
Sacramento Kings +375 -500
San Antonio Spurs +2500 -10000
Utah Jazz +575 -900

Odds as of September 27, 2022, at Caesars Sportsbook.

Odds to Make 2023 NBA Playoffs in Eastern Conference

  • August 28: The Cavaliers (-132) are the only team that didn’t make it last season that is favored to make it this season (per the preseason odds).

Eastern Conference Odds to Make 2021 NBA Playoffs

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Atlanta Hawks -250 +200
Boston Celtics -4000 +1400
Brooklyn Nets -900 +575
Charlotte Hornets +185 -230
Chicago Bulls -250 +200
Cleveland Cavaliers -135 +105
Detroit Pistons +1200 -3000
Indiana Pacers +2500 -10000
Miami Heat -1200 +700
Milwaukee Bucks -3000 +1200
New York Knicks +130 -160
Orlando Magic +1200 -3000
Philadelphia 76ers -1200 +700
Toronto Raptors -250 +200
Washington Wizards +400 -550

Odds as of September 27, 2022, at Caesars Sportsbook.


Archived Playoff Odds Trackers: 2021-22, 2020-21, 2019-20