2015 NBA Playoffs Betting: Indiana, Brooklyn, OKC and New Orleans seek Final Spots

indiana-paul-georgeThe 2015 NBA Playoffs are about to begin, and the postseason picture is about as clear now as it was to start the season. Only one playoff series – East No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 7 Boston Celtics – is set right now. So, if you’re into NBA Playoffs betting, you’ll have to wait to do any real research until after today.

After all, today represents the final day of the 2015 regular season. And some of the most-intense action will involve Indiana and Brooklyn battling for the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference, and Oklahoma City and New Orleans fighting for the West’s last slot.

Beyond teams clawing for No. 8 seeds in both conferences, seven out of the eight series are still yet to be determined. Yes, the playoff picture is very clouded less than 24 hours before all seeding will be finalized. But if you’re looking for some clarification, here are all the scenarios that could play out with each postseason slot.

lebron-jamesEastern Conference (Right Now)
No. 1 Atlanta Hawks (60-21)
No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers (52-29)
No. 3 Chicago Bulls (49-32)
No. 4 Toronto Raptors (48-33)
No. 5 Washington Wizards (46-35)
No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks (41-40)
No. 7 Boston Celtics (39-42)
No. 8 Indiana Pacers (38-43) or Brooklyn Nets (37-44)

Here’s what needs to be decided in the East
Chicago
vs. Atlanta at 8:00 p.m. ET
– No. 3 if they beat Atlanta OR Toronto loses to the Charlotte Hornets
– No. 4 if they lose to the Hawks AND the Raptors beat Charlotte

Toronto vs. Charlotte at 7:00 p.m. ET
– No. 3 if they win against the Hornets AND the Bulls lose to the Hawks
– No. 4 if they lose to Charlotte OR the Bulls beat the Hawks

Indiana @ Memphis Grizzlies at 9:30 p.m. ET
– No. 8 if they win against Memphis OR the Nets lose to Orlando
– Eliminated if they lose to the Grizzlies AND the Nets win against the Magic

Brooklyn vs. Orlando at 8:00 p.m. ET
– No. 8 if they beat the Magic AND the Pacers lose to Memphis
– Eliminated if they lose against the Magic OR the Pacers beat the Grizzlies

stephen-curryWestern Conference (Right Now)
No. 1 Golden State (66-15)
No. 2 LA Clippers (56-26)
No. 3 San Antonio Spurs (55-26)
No. 4 Portland Trailblazers (51-30)
No. 5 Houston Rockets (55-26)
No. 6 Memphis Grizzlies (54-27)
No. 7 Dallas Mavericks (49-32)
No. 8 New Orleans (44-37)

Here’s what needs to be decided in the West
Los Angeles;
season finished
– No. 2 if the Spurs lose against New Orleans AND the Rockets get beat by the Utah Jazz
– No. 3 if the Spurs beat the Pelicans OR the Rockets lose against the Jazz

San Antonio @ New Orleans at 8:00 p.m. ET
– No. 2 if Spurs win against the Pelicans
– No. 3 if they lose against the Pelicans AND the Rockets lose to Utah
– No. 5 if they get beat by the Pelicans AND the Rockets win against the Jazz AND the Grizzlies lose to the Pacers
– No. 6 if they lose against the Pelicans AND the Rockets beat the Jazz AND the Grizzlies win against the Pacers

Houston vs. Utah at 8:00 p.m. ET
– No. 2 if Rockets win against Utah AND the Spurs lose to New Orleans
– No. 5 if they beat the Jazz AND the Spurs lose against the Pelicans; OR if they lose against the Jazz AND the Grizzlies lose to the Pacers
– No. 6 if they lose to the Jazz AND the Grizzlies beat the Pacers

zach-randolphMemphis vs. Indiana at 9:30 p.m. ET
– No. 5 if Grizzlies win against the Pacers AND the Rockets lose to Utah; OR if they beat the Pacers AND the Rockets win against the Jazz AND the Spurs lose to the Pelicans
– No. 6 if they get beat by the Pacers; OR if they win against the Pacers AND the Rockets beat the Jazz AND the Spurs win against New Orleans

New Orleans vs. San Antonio at 8:00 p.m. ET
– No. 8 if they beat the Spurs OR the Thunder lose to Minnesota
– Eliminated if they lose to the Spurs AND the Thunder beat the Timberwolves

Oklahoma City @ Minnesota Timberwolves at 8:00 p.m. ET
– No. 8 if Thunder beat the Timberwolves AND the Pelicans lose against San Antonio
– Eliminated if they lose against Minnesota OR the Pelicans win against the Spurs

It’s impossible to tell what’s going to happen on this final day of the regular season. But at least after tonight, the postseason matchups will be cleared up and you’ll be able to do some serious 2015 NBA Playoffs betting.