The second round of the NBA playoffs is finally set, and West Virginia sportsbooks have Mountain State residents covered. Each provides plenty of betting options and updated odds for all markets.
With the conclusion of the Dallas Mavs-Los Angeles Clippers series on Sunday, the second round is completely set. The Clippers won Game 7 on their home court to eliminate Luka Doncic and Dallas.
Some teams actually began their second-round series prior to this final contest in the opening round.
On Saturday night, the Nets took down Milwaukee to grab the first game in their conference semifinal.
Then on Sunday, the Atlanta Hawks stole Game 1 from the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers.
The second round continues on Monday with two more games, including the first between Denver and Phoenix.
Let’s break down the series odds for each matchup available at WV online sportsbooks.
NBA second-round playoffs odds
Bucks vs. Nets
The Brooklyn Nets won the first tilt 115-107 behind Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s 54 combined points.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points to go with 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough. Both Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton struggled shooting, going 13 of 42 from the field.
The Nets featured three other players with at least 12 points. It appears like they’re going to need more contributions from role players going forward in this series. It was announced on Sunday that guard James Harden will miss the second game with a hamstring issue.
He played just one minute in the opener before coming out.
Harden’s availability doesn’t seem to affect Brooklyn’s odds too much for the series. According to DraftKings Sportsbook WV, the Nets are favored to advance at -220, while the Bucks are at +175.
Even with one of their leaders sidelined, the online sportsbook likes their chances in Game 2. It has the Nets laying -1.5 in the point spread, with a moneyline of -117.
Bettors can wager on the Bucks to win the next tilt at -103.
DraftKings shows the Nets as its overall favorite to win the title this season. They’re listed at +160 to win it all, whereas Milwaukee is now +700.
Hawks vs. Sixers
The Sixers dropped the first game in their second-round series after discarding the Washington Wizards in just five. Atlanta won 128-124, but the game was only tight down the stretch.
The Hawks dominated for the majority of play and took it to the home side. They led by 20 at the half.
Atlanta’s star point guard Trae Young kept his incredible run going, scoring 35 points on just 23 shot attempts.
Philadelphia rallied in the final quarter, but it was too little, too late.
A good sign for the Sixers was that Joel Embiid appeared just fine on his hurt knee. He poured in 39 points, nine boards, and three blocks in the losing effort.
The pressure is officially on for Philly, who must take the next game to avoid going down 0-2 before traveling to Atlanta.
BetMGM WV has the Sixers favored to even things up in the next game. They’re giving -4.5 in the spread, with a moneyline of -190. The Hawks are available at +155 through the online sportsbook.
BetMGM’s series price for both teams is the exact same at -110.
Considering one of these teams will qualify for the Eastern Conference Final, they each have fairly favorable odds to win the championship. The Sixers have odds of +1400, compared to Atlanta at +2000.
Nuggets vs. Suns
The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns meet up in the second round and begin their series on Monday night.
Both sides endured difficult first-round contests, with the Nuggets taking out Portland in seven and Phoenix beating the Lakers in six.
Despite not having one of their top players in Jamal Murray, Denver prevailed against Damian Lillard and the Blazers. MVP front-runner Nikola Jokic put on a show once again, averaging 33 points and over 10 rebounds per game.
The Suns took out the defending champs even with Chris Paul not at 100%. Devin Booker put up 47 points to close out LeBron James and the Lakers.
William Hill Sportsbook WV lists the second-seeded Suns as favorites for the series at -210. Denver’s offered at +175.
As for Game 1, Phoenix is laying -4.5 in the spread. Its moneyline is -190, while Denver is at +170.
The Nuggets took the season series 2-1 by winning both matchups on the road. It should be noted that these teams haven’t faced one another in a while. The last meeting was in January.
William Hill has Phoenix with the fifth-best odds to win the title at +1000. Denver is posted at +2200.
Clippers vs. Jazz
After escaping the first round, the Clippers are rewarded with the West’s No. 1 in the Utah Jazz.
They proved how tough they are in the opening round. Following a Game 1 defeat to Memphis, the Jazz reeled off four consecutive victories to win the series. Three of these were decided by at least 10 points.
Utah’s Donovan Mitchell returned to the lineup without missing a step. He averaged more than 28 points during the series while shooting 45%. Mitchell missed his side’s only loss in the first game.
The Clippers moved on after a crazy series against Dallas.
Forward Kawhi Leonard was almost unstoppable, scoring in a variety of ways. He averaged over 30 points per contest, along with two steals and a block per game.
Los Angeles and Utah start their series on Tuesday night at 10 p.m. on TNT.
FanDuel WV has the Jazz giving -4 as the home favorite, with a moneyline of -176. Currently, you can take the Clippers moneyline at +148.
The series price for this matchup is relatively even, though. Utah’s shown at -160, while the Clippers have odds of +135.
The Jazz earned the edge in the season series by taking two of three; however, LA won the last game when they most recently battled in February.