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NBA Playoffs 2015 Betting Odds Preview

The 2015 NBA playoffs get underway on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, with the co-favorites on the updated odds to win the NBA championship at the online sportsbooks expected to tip off as double-digit chalk for their Game 1 matchups.

On Saturday the Golden State Warriors, at 11/5 on the odds to win the NBA championship at Bovada, will face the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena in a game in which they opened as 11.5-point home favorites at the sportsbooks. The Warriors are also the 11/10 favorites to win the Western Conference.

The other three Game 1 matchups on tap for Saturday are Washington at Toronto, Milwaukee at Chicago, and Dallas at Houston. The Raptors opened as 4.5-point favorites, while the Bulls opened as 7-point favorites, and the Rockets opened as 6-point favorites.

On Sunday the other four first-round series will get underway, including LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers playing host to the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers are tied with the Warriors at 11/5 on the odds to win the NBA championship at Bovada, and they opened as 10.5-point home favorites for Game 1.

The other three Game 1 matchups on Sunday are then Brooklyn at Atlanta, Portland at Memphis, and San Antonio at the Clippers. The Hawks, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, opened as 8.5-point favorites against the Nets for their Game 1, while the Grizzlies opened as 4-point favorites, and the Clippers opened as slight 1.5-point favorites.

[ Check out the latest NBA playoff betting lines at the sportsbooks as tip off approaches ]

NBA Playoffs - First-Round Matchups

Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets (Game 1 Matchup Report)
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics (Game 1 Matchup Report)
Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks (Game 1 Matchup Report)
Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards (Game 1 Matchup Report)

Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans (Game 1 Matchup Report)
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks (Game 1 Matchup Report)
Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs (Game 1 Matchup Report)
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies (Game 1 Matchup Report)

NBA Playoffs - First-Round Series Prices at 5Dimes

Brooklyn Nets (Series) +800
Atlanta Hawks (Series) -1250

Boston Celtics (Series) +1750
Cleveland Cavaliers (Series) -3500

Milwaukee Bucks (Series) +500
Chicago Bulls (Series) -700

Washington Wizards (Series) +160
Toronto Raptors (Series) -185

New Orleans Pelicans (Series) +2000
Golden State Warriors (Series) -4000

Dallas Mavericks (Series) +240
Houston Rockets (Series) -280

San Antonio Spurs (Series) -165
Los Angeles Clippers (Series) +145

Portland Trail Blazers (Series) +165
Memphis Grizzlies (Series) -190

Odds to Win the 2015 NBA Championship at Bovada

Cleveland Cavaliers 11/5
Golden State Warriors 11/5
San Antonio Spurs 7/2
Atlanta Hawks 12/1
Chicago Bulls 12/1
Houston Rockets 16/1
Los Angeles Clippers 18/1
Memphis Grizzlies 28/1
Dallas Mavericks 40/1
Portland Trail Blazers 40/1
Toronto Raptors 50/1
Washington Wizards 75/1
Boston Celtics 150/1
New Orleans Pelicans 150/1
Brooklyn Nets 200/1
Milwaukee Bucks 250/1

Odds to Win the 2015 Eastern Conference at Bovada

Cleveland Cavaliers 1/2
Atlanta Hawks 13/4
Chicago Bulls 11/2
Toronto Raptors 16/1
Washington Wizards 25/1
Boston Celtics 66/1
Brooklyn Nets 75/1
Milwaukee Bucks 100/1

Odds to Win the 2015 Western Conference at Bovada

Golden State Warriors 11/10
San Antonio Spurs 2/1
Houston Rockets 8/1
Los Angeles Clippers 9/1
Memphis Grizzlies 12/1
Dallas Mavericks 22/1
Portland Trail Blazers 22/1
New Orleans Pelicans 75/1