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This page tracks the odds to qualify for the 2024 NBA playoffs during the 2023-24 NBA season. The odds in the graphs below represent averages for each team, taken from legal online sportsbooks.

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

Western Conference | Eastern Conference

Odds to Make 2024 NBA Playoffs in Western Conference


The latest notes on NBA Playoff odds movement for the Western Conference:

  • [Mar 26]: There will be a battle to both avoid and make the Play-In Tournament in the West, with Sacramento (-488), Dallas (-1050), and Phoenix (-278) fighting for 6th place and a playoff spot; and Golden State (+315) and Houston (+700) for 10th, just for a sniff at the postseason.
  • [Oct 19]: The 2022-23 NBA Champion Denver Nuggets open with the best odds to make the 2023 NBA playoffs. Strangely, eleven teams are currently getting better than even odds to make the eight-team playoffs.

Western Conference Odds to Make the 2024 NBA Playoffs

Team Odds to Make Playoffs
Minnesota Timberwolves n/a
Denver Nuggets n/a
Oklahoma City Thunder n/a
LA Clippers n/a
Dallas Mavericks n/a
New Orleans Pelicans -650
Phoenix Suns -500
Sacramento Kings -165
Golden State Warriors +110
Los Angeles Lakers +190
Houston Rockets +700
Utah Jazz n/a
Memphis Grizzlies n/a
Portland Trail Blazers n/a
San Antonio Spurs n/a

Odds as of April 10 at ESPN BET Sportsbook


Odds to Make 2024 NBA Playoffs in Eastern Conference


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Some of the more recent changes in NBA Playoff odds for the Eastern Conference include:

  • [Mar 26]: Playoff odds for both the Pacers and Heat are OTB are sportsbooks, despite how one of those two teams will likely fall into the Play-In Tournament. Either team will likely be battling with the 76ers (-850), Bulls (+375), and Hawks (+600) for the final two playoff spots.
  • [Oct 19]: The Celtics and Bucks are already near-locks to make the 2024 NBA Playoffs, as both teams open at -8000 to qualify. The eighth and final spot will likely go down to the white, as the Pacers (+120), Nets (+145), Bulls (+160), Magic (+165), and Raptors (+185) all open with odds marginally different than one another.

Eastern Conference Odds to Make the 2024 NBA Playoffs

Team Odds to Make Playoffs
Boston Celtics n/a
Milwaukee Bucks n/a
New York Knicks n/a
Orlando Magic n/a
Cleveland Cavaliers n/a
Indiana Pacers -2500
Philadelphia 76ers -1400
Miami Heat -1400
Chicago Bulls +340
Atlanta Hawks +525
Brooklyn Nets n/a
Toronto Raptors n/a
Charlotte Hornets n/a
Washington Wizards n/a
Detroit Pistons n/a

Odds as of April 10 at ESPN BET Sportsbook. 

Archived Playoff Odds Trackers: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

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