The Likeliest NBA Playoff Scenarios

There are 56 possible playoff seeding combinations on the table for the last night of the regular season. We look at the most likely outcome, based on our algorithms.

Game 82.

Tonight is the last night of the regular season for 24 of the league’s 30 teams, and there’s still a lot to be decided in terms of playoff seeding. According to, there are actually 56 different potential outcomes still in play.

15 of the 16 playoff teams are set, but the order they land in is still very much up in the air.

We are here to break down all the different scenarios and their likelihood of happening based on our algorithms.

Let’s get down to it.