NBA Play-In Tournament 2021 Betting Tips

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Eight teams including the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors will compete in the NBA Play-In Tournament to keep their NBA Finals hopes alive in 2021. Check out this WettenTips article for the best betting tips and predictions.

20/21 NBA Play-In Tournament Preview

With the regular season having come to an end recently, eight NBA teams still have the opportunity of making their basketball season go on for a little longer as they each compete for a spot in the NBA Playoffs.

Last season’s champions, the Los Angeles Lakers are one of them competing for a spot after a disrupted year due to injuries to star players such as LeBron James, whilst the Golden State Warriors stand in their way as Steph Curry and co will want to get back to winning ways.

Those two huge NBA franchises will be joined by the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference, whilst the Eastern Conference will see the Indiana Pacers, the Charlotte Hornets, the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards all compete for the two spots available from their Conference.

20/21 NBA Play-In Tournament Schedule

The NBA Play In Tournament 2021 schedule is the following:

  • Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets (18/5/21)
  • Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards (18/5/21)
  • Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs (19/5/21)
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors (19/5/21)

What To Look Out For When Betting On The 20/21 NBA Play-In Tournament

It is important to know how the NBA Play-In Tournament of 2021 works, as this could prove pivotal in making the right NBA betting predictions for this competition.

The teams who finished the regular season in seventh and eighth in each conference will be given two chances to win just one game to advance to the NBA playoffs, however the teams who finished in ninth and 10th will need to win two consecutive matches.

So, in the Eastern Conference, both Indiana and Charlotte require two straight wins, whilst the winner of the Celtics and Wizards will instantly acquire their spot in the NBA playoffs. The loser of this game will then play the winner of the Indiana-Charlotte contest for the final spot from the Eastern Conference.

The Western Conference will see the Grizzlies and Spurs compete in a one-match shootout with the winner being required to face the loser of the Lakers-Warriors contest. The winner of the Lakers-Warriors will go straight into the NBA Playoffs, whereas Memphis and San Antonio will need to win two consecutive games.

Betting Tips For The NBA Play-In Tournament

There is no doubt that the Los Angeles Lakers vs the Golden State Warriors is the most attractive NBA In-Play Tournament match, with the two Californian franchises having star power that will be looking to propel them to victory. Simply put for many, it is LeBron James vs Steph Curry.

The Lakers have had to make do without a lot of their star power throughout the NBA season, with James and Anthony Davis both having missed time, but both are expected to play a role that could help them get over the line.

NBA Play-In PPG Leader Predictions

Despite Curry being incredibly prolific in regards to point-scoring, as is usual, our NBA Play-In Tournament betting tips team believe the Los Angeles Lakers will have enough about them to book their place in the competition. However, another prediction our betting tips team have is that the Golden State Warriors will have enough to beat either the Grizzlies or Spurs in the next game.

Looking at the Eastern Conference, our NBA betting tips and predictions points out veteran NBA star, Russell Westbrook. The Washington Capitals star has managed 38 triple-doubles this season and he will be key to their chances of beating the Boston Celtics in the NBA Play-In Tournament of 2021.

If he is on form, then expect the Capitals to seal their place, although a strong Boston Celtics could mean they will have to face the winner of Indiana-Charlotte in an extra game.

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