NBA Playoffs Betting Preview and Picks

The regular season is over and the playoffs are finally here in the nba. The outlook in the postseason is as wide open as it’s been in recent memory, and that means bettors have a ton of options when it comes to finding value on the hardwood. Here’s a preview of how i’m expecting things to shake out in the 2018 playoffs. The nba has been criticized for its lack of parity over the years, and three straight matchups between the cleveland cavaliers and golden state warriors hasn’t exactly disproven that theory. While it’s far from the most exciting prediction, i’m anticipating on the powerhouses to meet at Neither club finished in the top spot in their respective conferences, but playoff experience is so important in this league, and each team has it in spades.

The odds of the cavs and warriors playing in the finals sit at +345, which is fantastic value for hoops bettors. The warriors have +135 odds to win the title, and i’m taking them to win their third championship in four years. The dubs won’t have an easy path to the finals whatsoever, and a date with the top-seeded houston rockets likely awaits them. The rockets finished the season with 65 wins and were far and away the top team in the nba this year, however i still like golden state in this series. Expect the west finals and nba finals to be as thrilling as we’ve seen in quite some time, but i’m giving the warriors the edge to go all the way.

As for a sleeper team, give me the philadelphia 76ers. The sixers have come a long way in the last few years, and a 16-game winning streak to end the regular season proves this club is in peak form ahead of playoff time. Philly gets a first-round series against the miami heat and will play the winner of boston and milwaukee in the second round. If the celtics win, they won’t have kyrie irving, which is obviously a massive blow for boston.

The path to the eastern conference finals is solid for the third-seeded 76ers, so don’t be surprised if they make a deep run. That’s it for our nba playoff preview. Let me know what you think of my picks in the comments section below and don’t forget to give us a thumbs up if you like the vid and subscribe to our youtube channel so you don’t miss anything from oddsshark!