Basketball does not have a major fan following in India when compared to cricket and football. However, the National Basketball Association (NBA) continues to grow in popularity in India as it gets a lot of TV time in the sub-continent. The 2021 NBA playoffs are currently underway and with the 2021 IPL being postponed, sports fans are happy to tune in and follow the NBA playoffs.

Indian punters who are looking to bet on the NBA playoffs will have the option to place pregame bets and also in-play betting throughout the playoffs and the NBA finals. If you are looking to bet on NBA games, go ahead and register at any of the following sportsbooks listed below.

These sportsbooks will give you the option to place your bets online and also use their mobile betting services to place your bets while on the move. If you are looking to make in-play bets, make sure you have access to a real time feed with no delays.

Teams That Made The Playoffs

There are a total of 16 teams that have made it to the first round of the playoffs. The first round of playoffs are currently underway with the Utah Jazz taking on the Memphis Grizzlies, the Boston Celtics against the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks will play the Atlanta Hawks.

The Los Angeles Clippers will battle it out with the Dallas Mavericks while the Washington Wizards will go toe to toe with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Denver Nuggets take on Portland Trail Blazers, while defending champs LA Lakers will face off against Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks will take on Miami Heat.

After the first round of playoffs, the 16 teams will be trimmed down to 8 for the second round of playoffs which is the conference semi-finals. The teams will then be cut down to just four and they will battle it out against in the conference finals. The top two teams from each conference will then battle it out for the NBA Championship finals.

Top Three Teams To Win 2021 NBA Championship

Bet365 initially had the LA Lakers as the betting favorites to win back to back NBA Championships. However, the Lakers are no longer the betting favorites as they have had a rather lacklustre season and have shown other teams that they are very much beatable. Our NBA experts have listed their top three teams which they think can win the 2021 NBA Championship.

Brooklyn Nets – Betting Favorites

The Brooklyn Nets go in as betting favorites with odds of 3.70 as they have a star studded team that is led by the big three with Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. They should find it easy to go past the Boston Celtics who have a few players injured and are one of the weaker teams in the playoffs.

LA Lakers – Can They Do It Again?

While the LA Lakers are no longer the favorites, they are still in the running as bookmakers have them as the second favorites to win the championship. You cannot overlook the Lakers when LeBron James is in the mix. However, will he be able to carry the Lakers to another championship this season? The betting odds for the Lakers are currently at 5.60.

Utah Jazz – Might Surprise A Few

The Utah Jazz are not in the top three teams in terms of betting odds. However, the Jazz have been great all season and set a record of winning 52 games this season. We think they can surprise quite a few teams and make a push to be the new champs this season. They have odds of 7.00

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