NBA First Round Series Props: Exact Result

While it’s often hard to get a good series price in the first round, you can often get pretty good odds in the first round when you bet on exact results. What do I mean by exact results? Think of the immortal words of Brandon Jennings, “Bucks in 6”.

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There are some fun ones in here. The Warriors sweeping the Blazers feels inevitable to me and the odds on it are EVEN. That tells me that Bovada agrees that it is the most likely outcome. On the other hand, the Cavaliers (who swept the first two rounds last season) are +290 to sweep the Pacers. The power of Paul George? Or real worries about the Cavs defense?

A popular pick is usually “team x in six”, but unless you are picking a road team that often doesn’t make sense. The lower seed game always play the sixth game at home and while home court advantage isn’t everything in the NBA, it’s a lot. If you think a home team is going to win, but not win in 7 you are probably better off betting “in 5” as that would be a home game for them. Of course, this is all so random and the teams are so good that these games could all come down to a few lucky breaks at the end of the game.

My favorite picks are probably the following:

Cavs in 4 +290

Wizards in 4 +800

The Hawks are not a good team and I like just about every player on their team better than their counterpart in Atlanta. The playoffs also means more minutes for the starters and that is great news for Washington. John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat played more minutes together than any other starting five in the league and they were very effective. I think this team will run all over Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroeder for an easy sweep.

Clippers in 7 +300

This feels like the best match-up of the first round and it should be a really tight series. I love the Jazz as Rudy Gobert and Gordon Hayward are future stars in this league and George Hill is great, but home court matters and experience matters even more. I think this will be the last ride of the Clippers as we know them, but Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan should be able to get this team to the second round. Barely.

Complete series odds are below.


Eastern Conference

Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics
Series Correct Score
Bulls 4-0 +5000
Bulls 4-1 +2800
Bulls 4-2 +1000
Bulls 4-3 +1200
Celtics 4-0 +400
Celtics 4-1 +200
Celtics 4-2 +350
Celtics 4-3 +350
Indiana Pacers @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Series Correct Score
Pacers 4-0 +12500
Pacers 4-1 +4000
Pacers 4-2 +1400
Pacers 4-3 +1600
Cavaliers 4-0 +290
Cavaliers 4-1 +170
Cavaliers 4-2 +350
Cavaliers 4-3 +400
Milwaukee Bucks @ Toronto Raptors
Series Correct Score
Bucks 4-0 +3000
Bucks 4-1 +1800
Bucks 4-2 +700
Bucks 4-3 +900
Raptors 4-0 +550
Raptors 4-1 +240
Raptors 4-2 +375
Raptors 4-3 +325
Atlanta Hawks @ Washington Wizards
Series Correct Score
Hawks 4-0+2200
Hawks 4-1+1200
Hawks 4-2+550
Hawks 4-3+700
Wizards 4-0+800
Wizards 4-1+300
Wizards 4-2+375
Wizards 4-3+325

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Western Conference

Portland Trail Blazers @ Golden State Warriors
Series Correct Score
Trail Blazers 4-0 +25000
Trail Blazers 4-1 +10000
Trail Blazers 4-2 +5000
Trail Blazers 4-3 +6600
Warriors 4-0 EVEN
Warriors 4-1 +130
Warriors 4-2 +600
Warriors 4-3 +1200
Memphis Grizzlies @ San Antonio Spurs
Series Correct Score
Grizzlies 4-0 +12500
Grizzlies 4-1 +5000
Grizzlies 4-2 +1400
Grizzlies 4-3 +1800
Spurs 4-0 +300
Spurs 4-1 +160
Spurs 4-2 +375
Spurs 4-3 +375
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets
Series Correct Score
Thunder 4-0 +4000
Thunder 4-1 +1800
Thunder 4-2 +800
Thunder 4-3 +900
Rockets 4-0 +550
Rockets 4-1 +220
Rockets 4-2 +375
Rockets 4-3 +325
Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers
Series Correct Score
Jazz 4-0 +2500
Jazz 4-1 +1100
Jazz 4-2 +500
Jazz 4-3 +700
Clippers 4-0 +800
Clippers 4-1 +300
Clippers 4-2 +450
Clippers 4-3 +300

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