When the NBA announced the schedules for the eight seeding games for all 22 teams returning inside the NBA bubble, the Blazers appeared to have amongst the hardest schedule with seven opponents in playoff position.
Now after one memorable, overtime victory over the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies, some odds have changed and some haven't.
As for the Blazers making the postseason as the eighth seed, those odds remain +400 at Westgate Casino with Memphis remaining the favorite at -143. Interestingly, the Grizzlies' odds have increased despite the Blazers gaining a game on them. Portland is now only 2.5 games behind Memphis.
Additionally, the Blazers opened as four-point (4.0) underdogs to the Boston Celtics on Sunday morning with the line moving to 4.5 in many places, therefor the public money appears is on Boston to cover
The game also has an over/under of 228.
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One notable change with the Blazers have been their championship odds. When the schedule was released, Westgate had the Blazers odds of winning the NBA Finals at +15000 but now those odds have almost been cut in half at +8000, the same odds as OKC and better than the Pelicans' +10000 odds.
However, New Orleans is still viewed as the team most likely to make the postseason as the ninth seed during the play-in games, but its odds have decreased from +275 to +300 after a loss to Utah.
The remaining odds for the eighth seed in the West are the Sacramento Kings at (+1100, previously +1200), San Antonio (+1300, previously +5000) who defeated the Kings on Friday, the Phoenix Suns (+6000, previously +20000) and the Dallas Mavericks (+50000) who are currently 7 games ahead of the Grizzlies in the standings.