As new look NBA playoffs loom, US sportsbooks offer bettors great promos

In the history of the NBA Playoffs, we have never seen a postseason like the one we are about to embark on in 2021.

The new play-in tournament, which is slated to start on May 18, could see sports books rake in the bets as high profile teams look likely to be included, could shake up the way playoffs are contested in the future.

The set up is this: in each conference (Eastern and Western), there will be three games to decide the final two seeds. The seventh place team will play the eighth place team, with the winner of that contest moving into the playoffs as the seventh seed. The ninth and 10th place teams are going to play, with the loser out, and the winner moving on to face the loser of the other game. (seventh/eighth). Then, there is one game for all the marbles, with the winner moving on to the eighth seed in the playoffs, which start on May 22.

Right now, the reigning NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers, who are also the current second favorite to win the title at odds of +450 with sports books, and a +225 favorite to win the Western Conference, look set to be in that playoff. The Lakers are currently the seventh seed, and might have to face red-hot Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the seven-eight game.

Could this have an effect on the futures odds over the next week? 

It just might, although the Lakers are a national team, and will be backed no matter where they are seeded.

Most sportsbooks will have deals for the NBA Playoffs, as well as the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, which will start right around the same time as the basketball.

Here is a list of some books that should have bonus offers, with codes to get even more value for your money.

William Hill (use code WHGAMBLERRF)

BetMGM (use code AMERICANGAMBLER)

bet365 (use code NJGAMBLER)

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Which team offers best futures value odds to win NBA title?

Here we are, after what was a very interesting 2020-21 campaign, ready to start the NBA Playoffs.

If it seems like we just watched the 2020 playoffs unfold, it is because it has not been very long since October.

But trust me: after the two months of this NBA Playoff campaign (the finals are slated to run from July 8-July 22), it will feel like the Los Angeles Lakers’ title from 2020 was a year ago.

Speaking of the Lakers, the current seventh seed in the Western Conference is still the betting favorite with sports books to win the West (odds of +225, the same as the Los Angeles Clippers) and the second choice to win the NBA Championship (+450).

But can the Lakers really win it with a banged up team, playing every series as the road team in Game 7, if they even get through the play-in rounds?

Many people still think so.

There are, though, some teams that provide good value in both conferences to win a conference title and/or a NBA crown.

The Utah Jazz, which might go in as the top seed in the West, have odds of +350 to win the conference, and +750 to win the NBA title. The Phoenix Suns, just behind the Jazz in the West standings, are +1400 to win the title and +600 to win the West.

Both offer significant value, and Utah could benefit from a clear path to the Western Conference Finals.

In the East, the Brooklyn Nets are -110 to win the conference, which makes them the overwhelming favorite. Can any team beat them?

Milwaukee has odds of +300, while Philadelphia’s odds are +333. Those might be the only two teams that could compete.

You can get the Bucks at +700 to win the NBA title, and the 76ers at +900, which could both be worth a play if you think the Nets don’t win it.

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