Round 1 NBA Betting

How do you bet on Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs?

Obviously, the regular season strongly indicates who will make it out of the first round and win your bets. But there are always upsets.

You need to identify value bets when making wagers during the NBA playoffs first round especially.

Surely, there will be a team that surprises everyone and if you bet on them, you’ll have a happy day!

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Last Year’s Eastern Conference Round 1

The teams advancing past this stage would later go on to play in the Eastern Conference SemiFinals and then the Eastern Conference Finals. Did you bet on them?

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (8) Orlando Magic
(2) Toronto Raptors vs. (7) Brooklyn Nets 
(3) Boston Celtics vs. (6) Philadelphia 76ers
(4) Indiana Pacers vs. (5) Miami Heat

Last Year’s Western Conference Round 1

If you would have bet on the teams that advanced out of this stage of the tournament into the Western Conference SemiFinals (and later the Western Conference Finals), you’d be set.`

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) Portland Trail Blazers
(2) LA Clippers vs. (7) Dallas Mavericks
(3) Denver Nuggets vs. (6) Utah Jazz
(4) Houston Rockets vs. (5) Oklahoma City Thunder

Round 1 Betting

It’s important to not just bet on your favorite team in round 1. You should do your research to identify the teams most likely to win or potential upsets.

It’s an even better value if you can make a future bet that goes all the way to the NBA Championship.

When sportsbooks set the lines wrong, you can make a profit. Especially in Round 1 of the NBA playoffs.

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