The top six teams are already known and barring an NBA playoffs betting melt down the current top six teams will be featured in the NBA playoffs odds. But the last two spots in the NBA playoffs odds are still up for grabs between the Nuggets, Mavs, and Warriors and it’s anybody’s guess as to which teams will claim the NBA playoffs betting spots.
NBA playoffs odds makers expected all three of these teams to have already secured their NBA playoffs betting spots by this time at the beginning of the season, but all three have been disappointments of one kind or another this season. The Nuggets can score a hundred points a night against any team in the NBA playoffs odds race, but unfortunately the team’s porous defense would give up just as many points if not more. The Warriors are the ultimate scoring squad as well, but anyone who remembers the NBA playoffs odds last season also knows this team is defensively challenged. And the Mavs were one of the best teams in the NBA playoffs odds discussion before they traded away top talent for Jason Kidd and MVP Dirk Nowitski went down with a sprained ankle.
Only one game separates these three teams in the NBA playoffs betting race and with 12 games remaining on the schedule until the NBA playoffs odds are set, every game counts. Every game is a must win game now the three teams if they hope to see their names featured in the NBA playoffs odds. The Warriors have the hardest schedule over the next five games and that stretch could very well determine the NBA playoffs odds seeding. These teams will also square off with one another in the next week which could either tighten the race for the NBA playoffs odds or create an insurmountable lead.
But when it comes to NBA playoffs odds betting, defense is invaluable so the Mavs will likely secure the post season bid. Between the defensively challenged Nuggets and Warriors, look for Denver to be featured in the NBA playoff betting due to an easier schedule.