The 2021-22 regular season is over and it’s time for the NBA Playoff. Predictions have started rolling out so you might want to keep your eyes open and watch those odds when you gamble on the NBA betting sites in Canada. While these predictions will give you an idea of how to hit it big, you should know that things always change.
The past season wasn’t the rosiest for some top teams with the likes of Los Angeles Lakers struggling so hard.
NBA Playoff Schedule
The 2022 NBA Playoffs is scheduled to kick off on April 16, 2022, and end no later than June 19, 2022.
As you know, the NBA is divided into the Eastern and Western Conference. The teams that make it to the top 6 in each conference are assured playoff spots while team Nos. 7-10 in the standings will enter the play-in. Teams that finish worse than 10 will be eliminated from the playoffs contention.
These are the current teams that have clinched the playoff berth
- Miami Heat
- Boston Celtics
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Toronto Raptors
- Chicago Bulls
- Phoenix Suns
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Golden State Warriors
- Dallas Mavericks
- Utah Jazz
- Denver Nuggets
NBA Playoff Predictions: Timberwolves And Clippers Advance Past Play-In
The defending Western Conference champion, Phoenix Suns had close to an absolutely stunning season, that was until Chris Paul’s thumb injury became a threat to their continuous success. Luckily, the team was able to pull through with new records with him sidelined. With Paul back in the game, things are sure to get even better.
The Suns own the best record in the NBA and have home-court throughout the playoff. Considering their track record so far, it is easy to see why this team is the odds-on favourite to claim the title.
The Golden State Warriors are not to be forgotten. They put on a stellar performance that saw them round off the regular season with five consecutive wins to secure a third seed and a Round 1 matchup against the Denver Nuggets. It gets even better for them as Stephen Curry is said to return for Game 1 of the series.
The Memphis Grizzlies put on a show in the Western Conference and will be a problem for Phoenix and Golden State that’s if all three get past the first round.
You can expect teams like the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, and the Phoenix Suns to pull a stunner in the first round of the playoffs. We predict the Phoenix Suns going to the finals against the Golden State Warriors.
Based on their current track record, the semi-finals and finals should take the following shape:
NBA Playoff predictions: Conference semifinals
4. Philadelphia 76ers over 1. Miami Heat (4-3)
5. Boston Celtics over 3. Milwaukee Bucks (4-3)
1. Phoenix Suns over 7. Minnesota Timberwolves (4-2)
2. Golden State Warriors over 4. Dallas Mavericks (4-3)
2. Boston Celtics over 4. Philadelphia 76ers (4-2)
1. Phoenix Suns over 3. Golden State Warriors (4-2)