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2019 NBA Playoffs First Round Schedule & Betting Odds

VinWritten by Vin

The 2019 NBA Playoffs start this Saturday. We’ll once again be posting tips for every game of the 2019 NBA Playoffs, but for now we have the complete schedule as well as all of the series prices for each series. The NBA Playoffs will kick off with four games on Saturday, April 13th and then an additional four games on Sunday, April 14th with all games being televised on national television.

Surprising odds will the Spurs and Nuggets somewhat evenly matched. In an interesting bit of history, the last seventh seed to upset a second seed was the San Antonio Spurs in 2010 when they defeated the Mavericks. There will be a lot of bets thinking that history will repeat itself.

Another interesting line is the sixth seed Thunder being favored over the third seeded Blazers. That looks weird on paper, but the Thunder did sweep the Blazers 4-0 in the regular season. The Jusuf Nurkic injury is a big loss for Portland and you have to think Steven Adams and that great defense could feast here. I am expecting a big series out of Damian Lillard here, but the Thunder look like they should be the favorite here.

That side of the bracket in the West is very interesting as one of San Antonio, Denver, Portland and Oklahoma City will make the Western Conference Finals as the Rockets and Warriors are on a collision course for round two. I consider them to be the two best teams in the West bracket so that should be very interesting. Of course, the Utah Jazz and their #1 ranked defense might have something to say about that.

The East is mostly without drama. The top four series are all heavy favorites with only Brooklyn and Indiana given a fighting chance. The Nets are the only real upset I can see as even being possible.

All of the odds below are from 5Dimes. Odds may vary at other sportsbooks.

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#1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. #8 Detroit Pistons

Milwaukee Bucks: -5000
Detroit Pistons: +2500

Game 1 Sunday, April 14, 2019 7 PM ET
Game 2 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8 PM ET
Game 3 Saturday, April 20, 2019 8 PM ET
Game 4 Monday, April 22, 2019 8 PM ET
Game 5 (if needed) Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Game 6 (if needed) Friday, April 26, 2019
Game 7 (if needed) Sunday, April 28, 2019

#2 Toronto Raptors vs. #7 Orlando Magic

Toronto Raptors: -1165
Orlando Magic: +750

Game 1 Saturday, April 13, 2019 5 PM ET
Game 2 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8 PM ET
Game 3 Friday, April 19, 2019 7 PM ET
Game 4 Sunday, April 21, 2019 7 PM ET
Game 5 (if needed) Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Game 6 (if needed) Thursday, April 25, 2019
Game 7 (if needed) Saturday, April 27, 2019

#3 Philadelphia 76ers vs. #6 Brooklyn Nets

Philadelphia 76ers: -600
Brooklyn Nets: +450

Game 1 Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:30 PM ET
Game 2 Monday, April 15, 2019 8 PM ET
Game 3 Thursday, April 18, 2019 8 PM ET
Game 4 Saturday, April 20, 2019 3 PM ET
Game 5 (if needed) Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Game 6 (if needed) Thursday, April 25, 2019
Game 7 (if needed) Saturday, April 27, 2019

#4 Boston Celtics vs. #5 Indiana Pacers

Boston Celtics: -500
Indiana Pacers: +400

Game 1 Sunday, April 14, 2019 1 PM ET
Game 2 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7 PM ET
Game 3 Friday, April 19, 2019 8:30 PM ET
Game 4 Sunday, April 21, 2019 1 PM ET
Game 5 (if needed) Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Game 6 (if needed) Friday, April 26, 2019
Game 7 (if needed) Sunday, April 28, 2019

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#1 Golden State Warriors vs. #8 Los Angeles Clippers

Golden State Warriors: -37500
Los Angeles Clippers: +12500

Game 1 Saturday, April 13, 2019 8 PM ET
Game 2 Monday, April 15, 2019 10:30 PM ET
Game 3 Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:30 PM ET
Game 4 Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:30 PM ET
Game 5 (if needed) Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Game 6 (if needed) Friday, April 26, 2019
Game 7 (if needed) Sunday, April 28, 2019

#2 Denver Nuggets vs. #7 San Antonio Spurs

Denver Nuggets: -235
San Antonio Spurs: +195

Game 1 Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:30 PM ET
Game 2 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9 PM ET
Game 3 Thursday, April 18, 2019 9 PM ET
Game 4 Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:30 PM ET
Game 5 (if needed) Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Game 6 (if needed) Thursday, April 25, 2019
Game 7 (if needed) Saturday, April 27, 2019

#3 Portland Trail Blazers vs. #6 Oklahoma City Thunder

Portland Trail Blazers: +105
Oklahoma City Thunder: -125

Game 1 Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:30 PM ET
Game 2 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:30 PM ET
Game 3 Friday, April 19, 2019 9:30 PM ET
Game 4 Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:30 PM ET
Game 5 (if needed) Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Game 6 (if needed) Thursday, April 25, 2019
Game 7 (if needed) Saturday, April 27, 2019

#4 Houston Rockets vs. #5 Utah Jazz

Houston Rockets: -380
Utah Jazz: +315

Game 1 Sunday, April 14, 2019 9:30 PM ET
Game 2 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:30 PM ET
Game 3 Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:30 PM ET
Game 4 Monday, April 22, 2019 10:30 PM ET
Game 5 (if needed) Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Game 6 (if needed) Friday, April 26, 2019
Game 7 (if needed) Sunday, April 28, 2019

What is the NBA Playoff schedule?

The NBA playoff schedule begins on April 13th. Round two and Conference Finals schedules will depend on when the series before them end. The NBA Finals will begin on May 30th. Complete first round schedule can be found above.

When will the NBA Playoff schedule be announced?

The NBA Playoff schedule is announced at the end of the regular season as soon as seeding is locked in.