Nuggets playoff odds: How oddsmakers see Denver’s chances entering series vs. Clippers

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, 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)
  • +4,000 (Clippers are favored at +200)
  • Bovada: +5,000 (Lakers are favored at +240)

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