NBA Postseason Picture: Play-In Schedule, Playoff Bracket, Title Odds, More

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The NBA regular season is officially over. It's postseason time.

Fans and bettors will be treated to six extra games before the playoffs start. While these aren't exactly Game 7s, there's nothing more exciting than seeing teams fight for their playoff lives.

Here’s a look at where the eight teams landed in the NBA Play-In Tournament, their odds to make the playoffs, the title odds for all 20 postseason teams and more.

Western Conference Playoff Standings

NBA PLAY-IN TEAMS
Seed
Odds Yes / No
No. 7 Lakers
-2500 / +1100
No. 8 Timberwolves
-300 / +235
No. 9 Pelicans
+320 / -425
No. 10 Thunder
+600 / -900

Playoff odds as of Monday and via DraftKings


Eastern Conference Playoff Standings

NBA PLAY-IN TEAMS
Seed
Odds Yes / No
No. 7 Heat
-750 / +500
No. 8 Hawks
-310 / +240
No. 9 Raptors
+235 / -300
No. 10 Bulls
+600 / -900

Playoff odds as of Monday and via DraftKings


Play-In Game Odds and Schedule

Tuesday's Games

East No. 8 vs. East No. 7

Hawks vs. Heat (-5.5) 7:30 p.m. ET

The Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat will go head-to-head on the first night of the NBA Play-In Tournament Tuesday night. The winner face clinch the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference and face the Boston Celtics in Round 1 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs. The loser will play again Friday and host the winner of the Bulls vs. Raptors Play-In game with the final playoff spot on the line.

West No. 8 vs. West No. 7

Timberwolves vs. Lakers (-6.5) 10 p.m. ET

The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Los Angeles to face the Lakers in the second game of Tuesday's NBA Play-In doubleheader. The winner will clinch the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference and face the Memphis Grizzlies in Round 1 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs. The loser will host the winner of the Thunder vs. Pelicans game Friday for a shot at the No. 8 seed in the West.


Wednesday's Games

East No. 10 vs. East No. 9

Bulls vs. Raptors (-5) 7 p.m. ET

The Chicago Bulls head north of the border to face the Toronto Raptors Wednesday in a single-elimination Play-In game. The winner will go on the road to face the loser of the Hawks vs. Heat matchup Friday night for a chance at the No. 8 seed in the East and the loser will be eliminated from the postseason.

West No. 10 vs. West No. 9

Thunder vs. Pelicans (-5.5) 9:30 p.m. ET

The Oklahoma City Thunder face the New Orleans Pelicans in the second game of Wednesday's Play-In doubleheader. The winner will travel to face the loser of the Timberwolves vs. Lakers game with a chance to make the Western Conference playoffs on the line. The loser will be eliminated from the postseason.


Here are current first-round playoff matchups in each conference ahead of the play-in games:

Eastern Conference Matchups

No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks
Second Play-In Winner
No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers
No. 5 New York Knicks
No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers
No. 6 Brooklyn Nets
No. 2 Boston Celtics
Winner of Hawks-Heat

Western Conference Matchups

No. 1 Denver Nuggets
Second Play-In Winner
No. 4 Phoenix Suns
No. 5 Los Angeles Clippers
No. 3 Sacramento Kings
No. 6 Golden State Warriors
No. 2 Memphis Grizzlies
Winner of Timberwolves-Lakers

2023 NBA Title Odds

Here’s a look at the NBA title odds before the start of the play-in games via FanDuel.

TeamOddsProbability
Bucks+24029.4%
Celtics+36021.7%
Suns+50016.7%
76ers+85010.5%
Warriors+90010%
Nuggets+9509.5%
Grizzlies+19005%
Lakers+27003.6%
Clippers+32003%
Cavaliers+36002.7%
Kings+65001.5%
Knicks+100001%
Pelicans+130000.8%
Heat+160000.6%
Timberwolves+180000.5%
Raptors+180000.5%
Hawks+180000.5%
Nets+370000.3%
Thunder+490000.2%
Bulls+490000.2%

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