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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

[February 17] The race for the 8 seed in the West is now down to the Pelicans, Grizzlies, & Trail Blazers with odds bunched close together

[February 10] San Antonio’s streak of 22 consecutive postseasons could be coming to an end, with odds of only +450 to make this year’s playoffs

[January 28] The Grizzlies & Thunder have completed the biggest turnarounds so far this season, and are now near locks to make the playoffs in the West

[October 18] Just a week before tip off has seen major movement across the board, with average odds for all teams shifting

[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.

Western Conference Odds to Make NBA Playoffs

Team Odds to Make Playoffs at BetOnline Odds to Miss Playoffs at BetOnline
Dallas Mavericks -3300 +1600
Memphis Grizzlies +170 -200
New Orleans Pelicans +250 -300
Oklahoma City Thunder -2500 +700
Phoenix Suns +1000 -1500
Portland Trail Blazers +200 -240
Sacramento Kings +1200 -2000
San Antonio Spurs +450 -600

Odds taken February 107h for all teams available

Odds to Make Playoffs: Eastern Conference

[February 17] No real movement as we enter the All-Star break, as Washington will need a serious surge to push Orlando for the 8 seed

[February 10] Despite both teams recent struggles, Orlando and Brooklyn are near locks to get into the postseason, due to the ineptitude of the rest of the East’s bottom teams

[January 28] The market couldn’t of been more wrong about Atlanta, as they are now +2000 to make the postseason going into the 2nd half of the year

[October 18] The Atlanta Hawks average odds to make the playoffs have shortened down to +200

[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.

Eastern Conference Odds to Make NBA Playoffs

Team Odds to Make Playoffs at BetOnline Odds to Miss Playoffs at BetOnline
Atlanta Hawks +4000 -15000
Brooklyn Nets -1000 +700
Charlotte Hornets +2000 -5000
Chicago Bulls +800 -1250
Cleveland Cavaliers +4000 -15000
Detroit Pistons +2000 -5000
New York Knicks +3300 -10000
Orlando Magic -800 +600
Washington Wizards +700 -1000

Odds taken February 17th for all teams available