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Nitrobetting’s Road to the 2023 NBA Playoffs

By Jeff Stinger

The anticipation for the 2023 NBA Playoffs is reaching its boiling point, as there are only a handful of games left to play by each team in the league to date. The 2022-23 NBA season has been one of the most unpredictable campaigns that the league has seen in recent memory. In turn, more attention should be given to how the playoff seedings are projected to pan out in the end.

Nitrobetting is ready to dish out key assists and lob passes with betting tips and news coverage throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. This time, let’s examine the latest playoff picture as we slowly approach the 2023 NBA Playoffs.  Also, don’t miss out on even more 2022-23 NBA season futures props, with odds and lines for the regular season MVP race, the chances of on-the-bubble teams making the playoffs, and many more exciting prop bets!

2023 NBA Playoffs Picture

(updated as of April 3, 2023)

Eastern Conference

Road to NBA Playoffs East 4.3
Clinched playoff spot: Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

Eliminated from playoff contention: Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards

After a two-year absence, the Knicks are back in the postseason after clinching a playoff berth with a win over the Wizards on Sunday. That same day, the Raptors guaranteed themselves a spot in no worse than the play-in tournament. Toronto will likely have to compete with the Hawks for the No. 8 seed in the East. Both teams are currently tied with identical 39-39 records, while the Bulls aren’t far behind in the race for the eighth seed as well being only one game behind these two playoff hopefuls. Atlanta and Chicago have yet to clinch their respective places in the playoffs and/or play-in tournament.

Here’s a breakdown of the remaining games for each Eastern Conference team that has not clinched a playoff spot yet or has not been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention:

Brooklyn Nets: Timberwolves, @ Pistons, Magic, 76ers

Miami Heat: @ Pistons, @ 76ers, @ Wizards, Magic

Atlanta Hawks: @ Bulls, Wizards, 76ers, Celtics

Toronto Raptors: @ Hornets, @ Celtics, @ Celtics, Bucks

Chicago Bulls: Hawks, @ Bucks, @ Mavericks, Pistons

Orlando Magic: Cavaliers, Cavaliers, @ Nets, @ Heat

Western Conference

Road to NBA Playoffs West 4.3

Clinched playoff spot: Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings

Eliminated from playoff contention: Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers

As anticipated, the Blazers have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. Similar to the East, though, the rest of the West’s playoff picture likely won’t be decided until the final week of play. The Suns are trending upward with a five-game win streak and are on pace to lock in the No. 4 seed in the West. Meanwhile, the Mavericks are freefalling at the worst possible moment, losing seven of their last eight games and now in danger of missing the play-in tournament altogether. The Mavs do close out the regular season with a three-game homestand in hopes of turning things around in the final week of action. 

Here’s a breakdown of the remaining games for each Western Conference team that has not clinched a playoff spot yet or has not been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention:

Phoenix Suns: Spurs, Nuggets, @ Lakers, Clippers

LA Clippers: Lakers, Blazers, @ Suns

Golden State Warriors: Thunder, @ Kings, @ Blazers

Minnesota Timberwolves: @ Nets, @ Spurs, Pelicans

Oklahoma City Thunder: @ Warriors, @ Jazz, Grizzlies

Dallas Mavericks: Kings, Bulls, Spurs

Los Angeles Lakers: @ Jazz, @ Clippers, Suns, Jazz

Utah Jazz: Lakers, Thunder, Nuggets, @ Lakers

New Orleans Pelicans: Kings, Grizzlies, Knicks, @ Timberwolves

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