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Atlanta Hawks playoff odds: So, you’re telling me there’s a chance

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With training camp set to begin in exactly one week, virtually everyone in the NBA world has weighed in on the 2018-19 Atlanta Hawks in some form or fashion. Most national outlets (in fact, an overwhelming majority) have installed the Hawks as the team most likely to finish with the league’s worst record and, even if that is an easy sentiment to disagree with (as I do), it is very difficult to see a path for Atlanta to return to the postseason in April.

That backdrop sets the stage for the concept of playoff odds and the good folks at Bovada.lv recently released “Will they or won’t they?” numbers for each of the league’s 30 teams. To the surprise of no one, the Hawks enter the campaign as a long-shot to finish with one of the eight best records in the East and Bovada allows patrons to wager on that positive outcome with 20-to-1 odds.

In theory, that implies a 5 percent probability of the Hawks making the postseason, which might even seem high if you believe Atlanta is, in fact, the league’s worst team. That is a debate that could rage, however, and there is an avenue to wager against the Hawks making the playoffs, albeit with astronomical, 50-to-1 odds.

This probably isn’t the best investment opportunity on either side but, even for entertainment purposes only, it is sometimes useful to sift through additional information in the betting markets.

Here is the full list from Bovada.


Will the Atlanta Hawks make the playoffs?

Yes +2000 (20/1)

No -5000 (1/50)

Will the Boston Celtics make the playoffs?

Yes -5000 (1/50)

No +2000 (20/1)

Will the Brooklyn Nets make the playoffs?

Yes +250 (5/2)

No -325 (4/13)

Will the Charlotte Hornets make the playoffs?

Yes EVEN (1/1)

No -130 (10/13)

Will the Chicago Bulls make the playoffs?

Yes +600 (6/1)

No -1000 (1/10)

Will the Cleveland Cavaliers make the playoffs?

Yes +325 (13/4)

No -450 (2/9)

Will the Dallas Mavericks make the playoffs?

Yes +600 (6/1)

No -1000 (1/10)

Will the Denver Nuggets make the playoffs?

Yes -325 (4/13)

No +250 (3/2)

Will the Detroit Pistons make the playoffs?

Yes -190 (10/19)

No +155 (31/20)

Will the Golden State Warriors make the playoffs?

Yes -10000 (1/100)

No +2500 (25/1)

Will the Houston Rockets make the playoffs?

Yes -10000 (1/100)

No +2500 (25/1)

Will the Indiana Pacers make the playoffs?

Yes -1000 (1/10)

No +600 (6/1)

Will the Los Angeles Clippers make the playoffs?

Yes +500 (5/1)

No -800 (1/8)

Will the Los Angeles Lakers make the playoffs?

Yes -450 (2/9)

No +325 (13/4)

Will the Memphis Grizzlies make the playoffs?

Yes +600 (6/1)

No -1000 (1/10)

Will the Miami Heat make the playoffs?

Yes -325 (4/13)

No +250 (5/2)

Will the Milwaukee Bucks make the playoffs?

Yes -1000 (1/10)

No +600 (6/1)

Will the Minnesota Timberwolves make the playoffs?

Yes -170 (10/17)

No +140 (7/5)

Will the New Orleans Pelicans make the playoffs?

Yes -200 (1/2)

No +160 (8/5)

Will the New York Knicks make the playoffs?

Yes +650 (13/2)

No -1200 (1/12)

Will the Oklahoma City Thunder make the playoffs?

Yes -900 (1/9)

No +550 (11/2)

Will the Orlando Magic make the playoffs?

Yes +375 (15/4)

No -550 (2/11)

Will the Philadelphia 76ers make the playoffs?

Yes -3000 (1/30)

No +1500 (15/1)

Will the Phoenix Suns make the playoffs?

Yes +1500 (15 /1)

No -3000 (1/30)

Will the Portland Trail Blazers make the playoffs?

Yes EVEN (1/1)

No -130 (10/13)

Will the Sacramento Kings make the playoffs?

Yes +2500 (25/1)

No -10000 (1/100)

Will the San Antonio Spurs make the playoffs?

Yes -150 (2/3)

No +120 (6/5)

Will the Toronto Raptors make the playoffs?

Yes -5000 (1/50)

No +2000 (20/1)

Will the Utah Jazz make the playoffs?

Yes -600 (1/6)

No +400 (4/1)

Will the Washington Wizards make the playoffs?

Yes -1000 (1/10)

No +600 (6/1)