Last Updated on May 5, 2021

Betting on the NBA is a year-long event, but betting on the futures markets close to the playoffs is a great way to take advantage of your current futures or if there is value to be had. The market of wagering on which team to make the playoffs can certainly change on a day-to-day basis, but with the play-in tournament for this season in the NBA, it makes for a fun one to watch.

With just two weeks left in the NBA season, one of the most popular futures markets is wagering on whether or not teams will make the NBA Playoffs. Let’s take a look at the latest odds, our picks, and more.



Updated Odds to Make NBA Playoffs 2021

Here is a look at the updated odds to make the playoffs, odds are courtesy of DraftKings and FanDuel (Wizards).

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Memphis Grizzlies +155 -200
Indiana Pacers +155 -200
Los Angeles Lakers -3335 +1000
Golden State Warriors +108 -137
San Antonio Spurs +390 -590
Charlotte Hornets +155 -200
Washington Wizards +148 -184

For more NBA odds, check out BetMGM Sportsbook.


Lakers NBA Playoffs Odds

The Lakers were favorites to win the NBA Finals again in 2021 entering the season, but after injuries to Anthony Davis and LeBron James they have certainly struggled in the latter half of the season. Now, there are odds listed for the Lakers to possibly miss the playoffs. Could that happen?

It seems unlikely, but legal sportsbooks are offering odds on the Lakers to make (or miss) the playoffs. At DraftKings Sportsbook, here is the current line:

  • To Make Playoffs (-3335)
  • To Miss Playoffs (+1000)

Without a doubt there is a heavy indication the Lakers will make the playoffs per these odds, but it is quite surreal to think about the fact that they are even possibly in the mix to be golfing early this season.


Golden State Warriors NBA Playoff Odds

Could we see another NBA playoffs without the Golden State Warriors? Not if Stephen Curry has anything to say about it. The Warriors are +108 to make the playoffs, and they are -137 to miss the playoffs. Those odds seem to change with every Curry game, like you see below.

Without Klay Thompson, the Warriors were considered to be an underdog to make the playoffs. With the play-in tournament, it opens up a world of possibilities if the Warriors get hot. Here are the odds available from DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • To Make Playoffs +108
  • To Miss Playoffs -137

There may not be a more dangerous team than the Warriors when Steph Curry is shooting well, so there is value in the Warriors to make the playoffs at +108. The Warriors’ remaining schedule is as follows:

  • Oklahoma City Thunder (May 6)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder (May 8)
  • Utah Jazz (May 10)
  • Phoenix Suns (May 11)
  • New Orleans Pelicans (May 14)
  • Memphis Grizzlies (May 16)

Will the Warriors make the playoffs? You can wager on it at DraftKings Sportsbook.


NBA Bets – To Make the Playoffs 2021

With just a few weeks left in the season, here are our picks to make the playoffs in 2021.

  • Warriors to Make Playoffs (+108)
  • Hornets To Miss Playoffs (-200)
  • Pacers to Make Playoffs (+155)
  • Grizzlies to Miss Playoffs (-200)

Looking for NBA betting consensus data? Check this out.


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