NBA Playoff Seeding Scenarios

NBA Playoff Seeding Scenarios

With only one night of NBA action remaining, there is still much to be decided before the playoffs get started.  There are four teams vying for two playoff spots and the Spurs could land as high as the 2-seed and as low as the 6-seed in the crowded Western Conference.  Using tonight’s moneylines as a guide, below are the percentages for all playoff scenarios that have yet to be decided.

East 3-Seed

TeamScenarioChance
BullsCHI win or TOR loss74.9%
RaptorsTOR win & CHI loss25.1%

East 8-Seed

TeamScenarioChance
PacersIND win or BKN loss60.3%
NetsBKN win & IND loss39.7%

West 2-Seed

TeamScenarioChance
SpursSAS win67.5%
RocketsHOU win & SAS loss28.5%
ClippersSAS loss & HOU loss4.0%

West 3-Seed

TeamScenarioChance
ClippersSAS win or HOU win96.0%
SpursSAS loss & HOU loss4.0%

West 5-Seed

TeamScenarioChance
RocketsHOU win & SAS win or HOU loss & MEM loss65.1%
GrizzliesMEM win & SAS loss or MEM win & HOU loss21.1%
SpursSAS loss & HOU win & MEM loss13.8%

West 6-Seed

TeamScenarioChance
GrizzliesMEM loss or SAS win & HOU win78.9%
SpursSAS loss & HOU win & MEM win14.8%
RocketsHOU loss & MEM win6.3%

West 8-Seed

TeamScenarioChance
ThunderOKC win & NO loss62.7%
PelicansNO win or OKC loss37.3%
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