NBA Playoffs Series Odds

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This year’s NBA playoffs have gone chalk so far with the top four seeds from both the Eastern and Western Conference advancing past the opening round to the four conference semifinal showdowns. With four of the scheduled seven games in the books for all four of these series, three of the matchups are knotted at two-games apiece.

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The lone exception is the matchup in the East between the No. 4 Boston Celtics and the No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks. With Monday’s 113-101 road win as a slight one-point underdog, Milwaukee has opened up a commanding 3-1 series lead heading into Wednesday’s Game 5 on its home court. The Bucks have been opened as heavy 9.5-point favorites to close out that series in five games.

Milwaukee’s updated odds to win this series are now set at -10000. Boston’s odds to win the next three games have been set at +2200.

The biggest battle on the board is the No. 4 Houston Rockets facing off against the No. 1 Golden State Warriors in the West. Each of these teams has successfully defended its home court through the first four games with the Rockets holding the 3-1 edge against the spread. Game 5 in Oakland is set for Wednesday night with the Warriors favored by 5.5 points. The total has gone OVER in the last three games of this series and it has been set at 218.5 points for Wednesday night.

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Houston’s crucial 112-108 win in Game 4 as a slight one-point home underdog has the Rockets now listed as +210 underdogs to go on and actually win this series. Golden State is a -250 favorite to prevail. The Rockets are looking to avenge last year’s 4-3 series loss to Golden State in the conference finals after the Warriors won the final two games of that epic showdown.

The other semifinal series in the West pits the No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers against the No. 2 Denver Nuggets. Each team won once at home and once on the road to reduce this series to a best-of-three affair starting with Tuesday night’s late tip in Denver. The Nuggets are favored by 4.5-points to take the 3-2 series lead and the total for Game 5 is set at 213.5 points. The total has gone OVER in three of the first four games between these two Northwest Division rivals.

This is the tightest matchup on the board when it comes to the current series price odds. Denver is still the favorite at -150, but the value play could be the Trail Blazers at +130 given that the last three games of this series have been decided by a combined 14 points with Portland winning two of those contests.

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The other semifinal matchup in the East between the No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers and the No. 2 Toronto Raptors resumes on Tuesday night with each team earning a split on the road. Toronto is listed as a six-point home favorite for Game 5 with the total set at 211.5. The total for Game 1 in Toronto was set at 223 and it has stayed UNDER in each of the first four games.

The Raptors have the clear edge on the updated series price as -260 favorites. Their odds to win this series in seven games have been set at +125 when it comes to betting the exact series result. Philadelphia is a +220 underdog to win this series and the odds the 76ers find a way to win in seven are +400.