3/30/18 12:00:00 This is the ESPN.com/NBA Playoff bracket.
The following are the odds that will determine the number of playoff games that will take place.
The actual numbers may vary slightly depending on which conferences hold their games.
NBA teams in the top three conferences, with the exception of the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference, will host the first round.
The remaining seven teams in each conference will host playoff games.
The top-seeded teams in all conferences will meet in the second round, and the top-ranked teams in one conference will meet the next round.
NBA Playoffs – Odds to win conference playoff seed and conference championship.
NBA Finals – Oddsmakers.com will determine which conference will have the winner.
The best-case scenario for each conference is that the two teams with the best records in the conference will win the NBA championship.
The odds are based on the current standings of the conference and the number and order of games in the regular season.
The final record in each game will determine who is the champion.
NBA Conference – Oddskills.com.
The league standings will determine what order teams will play the final game of the regular-season.
All the teams will compete for the championship.
NCAA Tournament – Oddsnows.com and Bovada.com, based on current standings.
NCAA Championships – Oddsports.com based on record of previous NCAA tournament winners.
NCAA Championship – Odd.com with current standings and odds of victory.
NBA Eastern Conference – TSN.ca and Sportsnet.ca, based for the best-of-7 NBA playoffs.
NBA Western Conference – ESPN.ca/NBA, based solely on record in the playoffs and conference record.
NBA All-Star Game – ESPN/ESPN2 based on league record and odds.
NBA Draft Lottery – TBS/ESPN based on records of previous draft picks.
NBA Game 7 – ESPN based on NBA record and winning percentage.
NBA/ESPN NBA Playoffs Odds for Final Game – Oddsoftwins.com – Oddscore.com (Sportsbook.com)