- The Philadelphia 76ers have +200 odds to go 4-0 against the Toronto Raptors.
- There are +300 odds for the Miami Heat to sweep the Atlanta Hawks.
- The Phoenix Suns have +149 odds to sweep the New Orleans Pelicans.
PHILADELPHIA – The NBA Playoffs are in full swing as the first two games of the first round are in the books. With that, there are different forms of betting on the first round such as odds on the exact way the series will finish and the number of total games that will be in the series.
Some teams to keep an eye on right now are the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, and Phoenix Suns who all have big paying odds to sweep their series at online sportsbooks.
Philadelphia 76ers Vs. Toronto Raptors
76ers Vs. Raptors Series Odds
- Philadelphia 76ers 4-0 +200
- Series To Finish In 4 Games +200
After two games in this series, the Philadelphia 76ers have a commanding 2-0 lead over the Toronto Raptors. As the NBA odds on the series sit right now, the Sixers are favored to close out this series quickly.
Especially after blowing out Toronto in the first two games of the series. In game 1, Philly won by 20 points at a 131-111 final score, and in game 2, they won by 15 at a 112-97 final score.
They have been able to do this behind the dominant play of Joel Embiid who finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds with a +16 +/- in game 1 and 31 points and 11 rebounds with a +7 +/- in game 2.
Toronto has had no answer for Embiid and if they cannot find any soon, their +200 odds could be some of the most profitable amongst all first-round series.
Miami Heat Vs. Atlanta Hawks
Heat Vs. Hawks Series Odds
- Miami Heat 4-0 +300
- Series To Finish In 4 Games +300
While the Miami Heat have just a 1-0 lead over the Atlanta Hawks, they have proven that they are worthy of a 1 seed in the Eastern Conference after their 24-point victory.
Miami played a near-perfect game against Atlanta having held Trae Young to just 8 points and an awful -22 +/- after going 0-7 from three. Every time Trae touched the ball he was swarmed with a double team.
On the other end, Duncan Robinson, who had been struggling on the back end of the season, went for 28 points on 8-9 shooting from 3-point range setting a franchise record for 3s made in a Miami playoff game.
With their defensive approach clicking and their offense on full display right now is the time to get in on their odds to sweep as they are sure to shorten if game 2 tells a similar story.
Phoenix Suns Vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Suns Vs. Pelicans Series Odds
- Phoenix Suns +149
- Series To Finish In 4 Games +140
This might be the last time that anyone can get in on the Phoenix Suns at longer odds. The Phoenix Suns are on absolute fire right now having finished with the best record in the NBA and showing that they are on a mission to make it back to the NBA Finals in game 1.
Phoenix was in full control over New Orleans having finished the game-winning by 11 points.
Leading the way for the Suns was Chris Paul who flirted with a triple-double at 30 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds. On defense though, they held the Pelicans leading scorer, Brandon Ingram (22.7 ppg) to just 18 points on 6-17 shooting.
The Suns, having been to the finals last season have gained valuable experience which is something New Orleans does not have as they last made the playoffs in 2018.
If the Suns are able to keep pounding like they have, their odds to sweep the series and for the series to finish in four games are sure to shorten even more.
Samuel has been writing professionally for 4 years. He comes from a sports writing background where he enjoys writing mostly about basketball and football both professional and collegiate. He is a recent graduate of Florida State University where he majored in Editing, Writing and Media with a minor in Communications. During his free time, you can find him watching or playing sports as well as playing videogames and listening to music.