For the second straight year, the Nuggets have advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs. It’s the first time the team’s done that since 1986.
After winning a grueling seven-game series against the Jazz, Denver now matches up against the Clippers, who took two of three from Denver during the regular season. Here’s a look at what chances oddsmakers are giving the Nuggets for the rest of the playoffs:
Series vs. Clippers
BetMGM has Denver as a +800 underdog (a $100 bet would win $800) in the series. Meanwhile the Clippers are a -1,429 favorite (a $1,429 bet would win $100).
To reach the NBA Finals
The Nuggets are the least likely team to win the Western Conference at +2,000, according to BetMGM, SportsBetting.ag and Bovada. But if they do, here are the odds of who they could play in the finals, via BetMGM:
- vs. Celtics +6,000
- vs. Heat +6,500
- vs. Bucks +6,500
- vs. Raptors +20,000
The Clippers (+105) are favored to advance, followed by the Lakers (+130) and the Rockets (+700).
To win the NBA championship
Of the eight remaining teams, Denver has the worst shot at winning it all, according to oddsmakers.
- BetMGM: +3,500 (Clippers are favored at +230)
- SportsBetting.ag: +4,000 (Clippers are favored at +200)
- Bovada: +5,000 (Lakers are favored at +240)