NBA First Round Series Prices
(TheSpread) – The eight matchups for the first round of the NBA Playoffs get started this weekend. Here is a look at the odds for each of the series set to take place.
In the Western Conference, the featured series has the four-seeded L.A. Clippers taking on the fifth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Clippers are a slight favorite to win this series, as they have odds of -175 to win, while the Grizzlies have a money line of +155 to win the series. The Clippers were the Pacific Division champion, going 56-26, while Memphis was second in the Southwest Division, going 56-26 on the year as well. These two teams met four times this year, with the Clippers winning three of the four meetings. The road team also won three of the four in this series.
In the Eastern Conference, the series of interest has the second-seeded New York Knicks meeting the seventh-seeded Boston Celtics. According to oddsmakers, the Knicks are the favorite to win the series, as they have odds of -325. The Celtics have been given a money line of +265 to win this series. New York won the Atlantic Division by going 54-28 overall this season while Boston was third in the division, going 41-40 overall. These two teams met four times this year, with New York winning three of the four games. The road team also won three of the four in this series.
The 2013 NBA Playoffs begin play on Saturday. For a look at the series prices for each of the eight matchups taking place, see below.
2013 NBA Playoffs First Round Series Prices
No. 1 Miami Heat -6000
No. 8 Milwaukee Bucks +4000
No. 2 New York Knicks -325
No. 7 Boston Celtics +265
No. 3 Indiana Pacers -600
No. 6 Atlanta Hawks +400
No. 4 Brooklyn Nets -165
No. 5 Chicago Bulls +145
No. 1 Oklahoma City Thunder -2000
No. 8 Houston Rockets +1200
No. 2 San Antonio Spurs -1250
No. 7 Los Angeles Lakers +800
No. 3 Denver Nuggets -700
No. 6 Golden State Warriors +500
No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers -175
No. 5 Memphis Grizzlies +155