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The 2021-22 NBA season returns to it’s traditional calendar, beginning in late October and running through the conclusion of the NBA Finals in June. With the postseason beginning in April, the playoff odds are due to move throughout the season.

SBD has been tracking the odds for all 30 to make the postseason by averaging the playoff futures from leading sports betting sites.

If Play-In Tournament odds become available, they will be added to this page as well.

Western Conference | Eastern Conference

Odds to Make NBA Playoffs in Western Conference

  • [March 28] The only real drama comes for the Play-In Tournament, as the Lakers have fallen behind New Orleans and have the Spurs right on their tail. LeBron’s team is now at odds of +570 to just make the playoffs
  • [March 9] With the Lakers mired in their worst season employing LeBron James, their odds to make the postseason have faded to +270
  • [February 3] The biggest story in the West is the currently 24-27 Lakers, who began the season as heavy odds-on favorites to make the playoffs. What will their odds be when re-posted?
  • [December 6] The most surprising move of the first month and a half of action may be the Minnesota Timberwolves, who Chris Finch has on the fringes of the Playoff race. After being listed at odds of +600 preseason, the Wolves are now down to an average of +150 to make the postseason
  • [October 18]  Zion Williamson’s return date is still TBD, lengthening the Pelicans odds to make the playoffs from +170 to +190
  • [August 17] With last season’s top Western teams all pretty much locks in the odds to make the playoffs, the one team to make a major move is a resurgent Golden State Warriors squad – who are -600 to return to the postseason with a return of a healthy Klay Thompson to the lineup

Western Conference Odds to Make 2021 NBA Playoffs

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Los Angeles Clippers -355 +270
Los Angeles Lakers +570 -900
Minnesota Timberwolves -1800 +880
New Orleans Pelicans +360 -500
San Antonio Spurs +1120 -3000

Odds as of March 28th at DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook

Odds to Make NBA Playoffs in Eastern Conference

  • [March 28] While the Nets are still the 9th seed, they’re super heavy favorites to make the playoffs. The Raptors are currently in the 6th seed but just +175 at FanDuel to make the Play-In Tournament
  • [March 3] Despite sitting outside the top eight, the Nets are still whopping -550 favorites to make the postseason
  • [February 3] As the playoff shape becomes clearer, we have some surprises: the Hawks may miss the postseason after a surprising conference finals run last season, while the Bulls are now locks in the surprise of the season. The Raptors keep on fighting as well, now as short as +100 to make the postseason
  • [December 6] Buoyed by the improved play of LaMelo Ball and the Most Improved Player-worthy campaign of Miles Bridges – the Hornets are now at odds of -110 to make the postseason
  • [October 18] The market is bullish on the Bulls to make the playoffs, as Chicago’s odds have shortened to -185
  • [August 17] After spending much of last season on the bubble before climbing in during the second half of the season, the Heat have opened as strong -900 near locks to make the postseason. The Knicks are also favored to return to the postseason buoyed by the signings of Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier

Eastern Conference Odds to Make 2021 NBA Playoffs

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Atlanta Hawks +225 -290
Brooklyn Nets -600 +420
Charlotte Hornets +269 -340
Cleveland Cavaliers -355 +270
Toronto Raptors -1250 +170

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