The field is set for the 2021 NBA play-in tournament with games scheduled to take place daily Tuesday, May 18th through Friday, May 21st. to determine the final spots in the playoffs. The event will feature some of the sport’s most prominent franchises in recent years, so this should be a solid bump to the NBA ratings as we get closer to the playoffs.
The game that should receive the most buzz will be the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference on Wednesday night. It’s the largest spread of the current play-in games with the Lakers favored by 6.5, but Stephen Curry has been incredible to close out the season. He went for 46 in the regular season finale on Sunday, and there could be decent value on the Warriors in that spot.
Below is a list of NBA Playoff betting odds for the opening games of the play-in tournament.
Spread: Celtics -2
Moneyline: WAS +106, BOS -129
Spread: Pacers -3
Moneyline: CHA +120, IND -148
Spread: Grizzlies -3
Moneyline: SAS +120, MEM -148
Spread: Lakers -6.5
Moneyline: GSW +215, LAL -265
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