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Opening odds for 2022 NBA play-in tournament

Here’s a look at the early lines for the four play-in games already determined.

Milwaukee Bucks v Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles the ball during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 10, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The 2022 NBA play-in tournament for both the East and West is officially set. In the East, it’ll be the Brooklyn Nets facing the Cleveland Cavaliers for the No. 7 seed. The loser of that game will take on the winner of the Atlanta Hawks-Charlotte Hornets contest to determine the conference’s No. 8 seed.

Out West, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers are fighting for the No. 7 seed. The loser will meet the winner of the New Orleans Pelicans-San Antonio Spurs contest for the No. 8 seed in the conference.

Here’s a look at the opening lines for the four games already set, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

As expected, the higher seeds are all favored in the play-in bracket. We’ll see if any team can pull off the upset here and based on the numbers, the Clippers seem like the top candidate to create some chaos in this tournament.