NBA Playoff Odds Update: Back the Bucks and Blazers
The NBA playoffs have offered up some back-and-forth battles to start the second round.
So how do the odds look now -- both on FanDuel Sportsbook and via our algorithm?
Here are each team's finals odds, per our algorithm, and their number at FanDuel Sportsbook.
|Team||numberFire Win Odds||FanDuel Sportsbook Odds|
|Golden State Warriors||54.6%||-190|
|Portland Trail Blazers||4.2%||+3200|
With the Warriors (and Rockets) priced out, which other teams offer up value at first glance?
The Milwaukee Bucks led the NBA in our nERD metric in the 2018-19 season. They bounced back to win Game 2 against the Boston Celtics. So far in the series, the Bucks have grabbed 83.3% of the available rebounds, most of any team remaining. They also have just an effective field goal percentage 48.9% so far. The Bucks ranked second on the full season at 55.0%. They also could get Malcolm Brogdon back for Game 3, and they're 4.2 points per 100 possessions better with him on the court.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers (+3200) are the biggest longshot at FanDuel Sportsbook. You wouldn't need a huge investment at that price. Either the Rockets or Warriors will be knocked off, and Portland just picked up homecourt advantage agains the Denver Nuggets. Portland's +6.7 net rating after the All-Star break ranked them fourth in the NBA. Denver's +1.9 ranked 11th.