The 2020-21 NBA regular season is scheduled to begin on Tuesday December 22, 2020 and run through Sunday, May 16, 2021.
Legal Sportsbooks in the United States offer plenty of NBA betting markets on the upcoming season and a great wager is NBA Playoff Props.
Yes-No Playoff Props
It's an easy wager and the NBA Playoff Props betting market is as simple as it gets!
All you have to do is bet ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ on the outcome for any of the 30 NBA teams.
The 2021 NBA Playoffs are set to begin on Friday May 18 with the Play-In Tournament.
Per the NBA, The Play-In Tournament will include the teams with the seventh-highest through the tenth-highest winning percentages in each conference.
The teams with the seventh-highest and eighth-highest winning percentages in each conference will each have two opportunities to win one game to earn a playoff spot. The teams with the ninth-highest and tenth-highest winning percentages in each conference will each have to win two consecutive games to earn a playoff spot.
After those eight teams fight for the seventh and eighth seeds in the Eastern and Western Conferences, the 2021 NBA Playoffs will have a playoff field of 16 teams.
NBA Playoff Contenders
Based on Yes-No Odds
The First Round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs is expected to begin on Saturday May 22 and run through the NBA Finals with a possible Game 7 date set for July 22.
Do you think you know who will be left out and who will be dancing?
The NBA Playoff Props betting market are listed below.
Depending on the sportsbook, the house rules might be different for this wager but these odds are based on the 16 teams that will be participating in the first round of the NBA Playoffs and not the teams that earn a spot in the Play-In Tournament.
NBA Playoff Prop Odds
2020-21 NBA Playoff Odds Projections
(Based on 'Yes' Odds)
Eastern Conference Projections
Western Conference Projections
How do I read the Playoff Props Odds?
For example, the Milwaukee Bucks odds of making the 2021 NBA Playoffs are listed at Yes (-6000) and No (+1600).
If you bet $100 on the Bucks to be one of the eight teams to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, you would win $1.66 on "Yes" wagers. Or in order to win $100 on the Bucks-Yes combination, then you would have to risk $6,000.
Bettors believing that the Bucks could stumble this season or perhaps injuries could wreck their season, a "No" wager would bring back a return of 16/1 odds (Bet $100 to win $1,600).
Odds Subject to Change - Updated Wed, Dec. 9, 2020