• Nets, Lakers, Suns, and Bucks all have the highest odds to make the playoffs.
  • Thunder, Rockets, and Cavaliers are long shots to make the playoffs.
  • All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

When it comes to betting on the NBA in the offseason, one of the most popular betting markets available is wagering on whether or not a team can make the NBA playoffs. Shortly after the 2021 NBA Finals, DraftKings Sportsbook released odds to make the playoffs in 2022.

Let’s take a look at the opening odds to make the 2022 NBA playoffs, how some of the top teams like the Nets, Lakers, and Bucks are priced, our betting picks, other NBA futures markets to bet on and more.

 

 

Opening Odds to Make the Playoffs

Here is a look at the opening odds to make the 2022 NBA playoffs, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Team Odds to Make Playoffs
Brooklyn Nets -20000
Milwaukee Bucks -8000
Los Angeles Lakers -3500
Phoenix Suns -3500
Utah Jazz -3000
Philadelphia 76ers -2000
Miami Heat -900
Dallas Mavericks -650
Golden State Warriors -600
Atlanta Hawks -525
Boston Celtics -525
Denver Nuggets -475
Toronto Raptors -330
Los Angeles Clippers -300
Portland Trail Blazers -235
Charlotte Hornets -215
Indiana Pacers -170
Chicago Bulls -155
New York Knicks -135
Memphis Grizzlies -105
New Orleans Pelicans +170
Sacramento Kings +400
Washington Wizards +400
Minnesota Timberwolves +525
San Antonio Spurs +1100
Houston Rockets +1600
Detroit Pistons +2000
Cleveland Cavaliers +2000
Oklahoma City Thunder +2200
Orlando Magic +2200

With a large number of teams making the playoffs in the NBA, it is tough to find value as only 10 teams are plus-money. But, there is some value to be had.

 

Betting Picks – Odds to make the NBA playoffs 2021-2022

The NBA playoffs are a treat each and every year for sports bettors, but wagering on which teams will make it has become quite the popular betting market for NBA futures bettors. After the initial odds were released, bettors instantly began wagering. Here is a look at our early betting picks to make the 2022 NBA playoffs, odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Washington Wizards +400
  • Detroit Pistons +2000
  • Minnesota Timberwolves +525
  • San Antonio Spurs +1100

These are all long shot picks, as many of the teams are all favorites to make the playoffs. These result in tougher value, but teams like the Wizards, Pistons, and Wolves are worth betting on as plus-money picks given the value. The Pistons at 20/1 makes for a solid bet, due to adding a solid player in Cade Cunningham along with some role players that could push the Pistons to the playoffs.

 

 

Bet on the NBA – Futures, Odds, NBA Championship

In addition to betting on which teams will make the playoffs in the NBA, there are many other types of NBA betting markets available. Here is a look at some of the more popular betting markets you can wager on in addition to which teams you believe will make the playoffs.

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