2021 NBA Play-In Event Opening Odds and Spreads
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards will tackle the struggling Celtics within the NBA Play-In Event on Tuesday evening. (Photograph by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
- The NBA Play-In Event begins on Tuesday, Might 18th
- The Los Angeles Lakers are the most important favorites of all of the video games, favored by 7 towards the Warriors
- Learn on to search out the format and early previews for every sport
With the 2020-21 common season coming to a conclusion on Sunday evening, we now look forward to the brand-new Play-In Event, which begins on Tuesday. In case you weren’t accustomed to the format, right here it’s.
The winner of the #7 vs #8 sport in every Convention will head into the NBA playoffs because the #7 seed. The loser of that sport will then tackle the winner of the #9 vs #10 sport. Whoever comes out victorious will lock down #8 within the postseason.
As for the matchups, they go as follows:
- #10 Charlotte Hornets at # 9 Indiana Pacers
- #8 Washington Wizards at #7 Boston Celtics
- #10 San Antonio Spurs at #9 Memphis Grizzlies
- #8 Golden State Warriors at #7 Los Angeles Lakers
Learn on to search out the opening odds and spreads for every matchup
2021 NBA Play-In Event Opening Odds
|Group||Unfold at FanDuel||Moneyline|
|Charlotte Hornets||+3.5 (-110)||+136|
|Indiana Pacers||-3.5 (-110)||-162|
|Washington Wizards||+3 (-110)||+130|
|Boston Celtics||-3 (-110)||-154|
|San Antonio Spurs||+3 (-110)||+122|
|Memphis Grizzlies||-3 (-110)||-144|
|Golden State Warriors||+7 (-110)||+245|
|Los Angeles Lakers||-7 (-110)||-300|
All odds as of Might sixteenth
Hornets, Pacers Face-Off
LaMelo Ball and the Hornets will journey to Indiana to tackle the Pacers. Charlotte rolls into this contest in tough form although, dropping 5 straight video games and going simply 3-7 of their final 10.
The Hornets have been defeated by the Wizards within the season finale and if James Borrego’s group does beat Indy right here, they might play Bradley Beal and co. within the subsequent Play-In sport if DC loses to the Celtics. A optimistic signal for Charlotte heading into Tuesday is their two-game successful streak towards the Pacers this season. The Hornets are underneath .500 on the street, nonetheless.
Indiana has been coping with numerous accidents during the last month however fortunately, the squad has numerous key gamers again in time for the Play-In. Domantas Sabonis dropped 25 towards the Raptors within the closing contest of the marketing campaign after lacking the Lakers matchup with knee soreness. Caris LeVert additionally returned, though he left early with a migraine. He ought to be accessible on Tuesday although.
With each groups being comparatively even throughout the board, the unfold will doubtless keep just about the identical.
Celtics Host Wizards
A depleted Boston group will probably be hoping to get some key figures again within the lineup vs. Washington. Brad Stevens’ squad has been with out Kemba Walker, Marcus Good, Robert Williams, and Tristan Thompson for a number of video games, whereas Jayson Tatum sat out the ultimate contest of the season. Jaylen Brown is out for the remainder of the yr as nicely.
The Celtics misplaced to the Knicks on Sunday by a rating of 96-92, but it surely was really a formidable exhibiting contemplating none of their starters have been accessible. Jabari Parker had a team-high 18 factors off the bench, whereas Romeo Langford and Tremont Waters mixed for 31 within the Boston backcourt.
DC is on a two-game successful streak forward of this Celtics matchup, with Bradley Beal making his return on Sunday after lacking three contests on account of a hamstring damage. He collected 25 factors, whereas Russell Westbrook had 23. Washington is principally at full energy too which is a big optimistic as they appear to reveal a weak Boston protection on this one.
Our 17 wins since April 7 are probably the most within the NBA.
Subsequent up: Play-In at Boston. pic.twitter.com/F8ZMdnHJ8Z
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) Might 16, 2021
Relying on the Celtics’ well being scenario, the unfold might change barely.
Spurs Meet the Grizzlies
It’s a Southwest Division showdown on Wednesday with San Antonio visiting Ja Morant and Memphis. The Spurs are on a four-game dropping skid, however they’ve performed some robust groups within the Nets, Knicks, and Suns on two events.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) Might 16, 2021
Their final defeat to Phoenix was barely regarding, although. Monty Williams rested each Chris Paul and Devin Booker but Gregg Popovich’s squad nonetheless misplaced. San Antonio can be simply 1-2 towards the Grizzlies this season.
Steph Curry ended any hope at Memphis securing the No. 8 seed within the West, sinking 46 factors in an important win on Sunday. The Grizzlies will now have a more durable street attending to the playoffs, however their current success versus San Antonio ought to give them confidence.
Last Numbers 📊
JV: 29 factors 16 reb
DB: 18 factors 6 a
Ja: 16 factors 9 a 3 reb
Journey: 14 factors 7 reb 3 stl 2 blks
SLOMO: 10 factors 5 reb 4 a
Bane: 8 factors
Soften: 4 factors #GrzNxtGen
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) Might 16, 2021
Memphis is 18-18 at residence whereas the Spurs are 19-17 on the street. Taylor Jenkins’ group is a slim 3-point favourite, which is correct. This ought to be a detailed sport.
Marquee Matchup Between Warriors and Lakers
We have been all hoping for it and now it’s a actuality. The Warriors will play the Lakers as Curry faces off towards LeBron and AD. LA did every thing conceivable to keep away from the Play-In, ending the season on a five-game successful streak. However, the Blazers have been too sizzling, blowing out Denver on Sunday en path to securing sixth place within the West.
The Lakers have all their stars again in motion they usually appear to be catching hearth on the good time. The path to successful one other title goes to be robust, but when there’s a group able to it, it’s Los Angeles.
Golden State additionally heads into Wednesday in nice form, successful six straight contests to conclude their marketing campaign. Steph has been red-hot, successful the scoring title on the ultimate day of the common season with 31.8 factors per sport. However, he may have a frightening activity forward within the Lakers.
WE GOT A LAKERS VS. WARRIORS PLAY-IN GAME 🤯
One other chapter within the LeBron-Steph rivalry pic.twitter.com/hpA2VtU5RJ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) Might 17, 2021
LA has outscored the Dubs by 56 factors throughout their final two conferences and truthfully, there shouldn’t be any points for Frank Vogel’s group right here. The one critical menace is Curry and sadly, he can’t do all of it.
Count on the unfold to remain closely in favor of the Lakers.
Quinn Allen is a sports activities journalist, with a background and schooling in broadcast journalism (BCIT ’17). He writes about European Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball for quite a few websites throughout the globe.