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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.

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Western Conference | Eastern Conference

Odds to Make NBA Playoffs in Western Conference

  • [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
Dallas Mavericks -650 +450
Denver Nuggets -650 +450
Golden State Warriors -600 +425
Houston Rockets +1600 -6000
Los Angeles Clippers -285 +225
Los Angeles Lakers -3500 +1300
Memphis Grizzlies +110 -140
Minnesota Timberwolves +600 -800
New Orleans Pelicans +190 -245
OKC Thunder +2200 -10000
Phoenix Suns -3500 +1300
Portland Trail Blazers -250 +200
San Antonio Spurs +1000 -3000
Sacramento Kings +380 -500
Utah Jazz -5000 +1500

Odds as of October 18th

Odds to Make NBA Playoffs in Eastern Conference

  • [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 -500 +380
Brooklyn Nets -20000 +4000
Boston Celtics -500 +380
Charlotte Hornets +175 -215
Chicago Bulls -185 +150
Cleveland Cavaliers +2000 -8000
Detroit Pistons +2000 -8000
Indiana Pacers -175 +145
Miami Heat -1000 +650
Milwaukee Bucks -8000 +2000
New York Knicks -150 +125
Orlando Magic +2200 -10000
Philadelphia 76ers -2000 +1000
Toronto Raptors +280 -360
Washington Wizards +450 -700

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