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  • See the (routinely updated) odds for all 30 NBA teams to make the 2019-20 playoffs
  • Track how the playoff odds have moved over the course of the summer and 82-game regular season
  • Monitor how teams rise and fall in the wake of key injuries and trades

The 2019-20 NBA season runs from early October to April, but odds to make the playoffs have been posted since the middle of July.

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

Odds to Make Playoffs: Western Conference

 

[October 4] As the season approaches, the Warriors odds have improved towards virtual locks for playoff inclusion, to an average -400.

[August 29] After a slight lengthening in the wake of the Cousins injury, the Lakers average odds have improved to -840.

[August 16] The Nuggets have solidified themselves as a virtual playoff lock, seeing their odds improve from -500 on July 15, to -800. Following the injury to DeMarcus Cousins the Lakers odds have also faded to -280.

[July 15] No surprises at the top as the Clippers (-1500) have the shortest odds; seeing the young Pelicans (+250) in the top ten portends a fun race for the #7 and #8 spots, though.

Odds at Bovada

Team Odds to Make 2019-20 NBA Playoffs at Bovada Odds to Miss Playoffs at Bovada
LA Clippers -1500 +1000
Utah Jazz -800 +600
Denver Nuggets -800 +600
Houston Rockets -650 +500
Los Angeles Lakers -350 +290
Golden State Warriors -350 +290

*Bold denotes a team that made the playoffs last season; odds taken October 4. Follow the link in the table to see BetOnline’s odds for all 30 teams.

Odds to Make Playoffs: Eastern Conference

 

[October 4] The Bulls average odds have improved to +280, as their young core attempts to push for the #8 seed this season.

[August 29] While the Bucks and Sixers are the heaviest favorites in the conference, the Celtics are now a clear third, with average odds of -1600

[August 16} With the Raptors deciding to keep their team together despite Kawhi Leonard taking his talents to the Clippers, their odds have improved to -400.

[July 15]: The Bucks have opened with the shortest odds in the East (-1500), while the now Kawhi-less Raptors barely squeaked into the top five at -300.

Odds at BetOnline

Team Odds to Make 2019-20 NBA Playoffs at Bovada Odds to Miss Playoffs at Bovada
Milwaukee Bucks -5000 +2000
Philadelphia 76ers -5000 +2000
Boston Celtics -2500 +1000
Indiana Pacers -1000 +600
Toronto Raptors -450 +325
Brooklyn Nets -400 +300

*Bold denotes a team that made the playoffs last season; odds taken October 4. Follow the link in the table to see BetOnline’s odds for all 30 teams.