2024 NBA Play-In Tournament Update

2024 NBA Play-In Tournament Update

The end of the NBA’s 2023-24 regular season is coming to an end in less than a week. For basketball betting fans, this means an exciting tournament full of betting action. However, the story is different for 8 NBA teams hoping to make the NBA playoffs. In our 2024 NBA Play-In Tournament Update we go over what to expect from the schedule to the tournament seeding.

According to sportsbook pay per head news, this year will be the fourth season of the NBA Play-In Tournament. Thus, teams in the 7th through the 10th position in each conference will qualify to play in the tournament. The Play-In Tournament is the last chance for to qualify for the NBA playoffs which start on April 20, 2024.

2024 NBA Play-In Tournament Update – Schedule, Seedings and Expectations

2024 NBA Play-In Tournament Update – Schedule, Seedings and ExpectationsWith 5 days left until the NBA postseason, we already have an idea which team clinched a Playoff spot. However, there are still several NBA teams hoping that this week will determine where they stand in the playoffs. During this period of time, there will be a lot of basketball betting taking place as these games will be very exciting. Needless to say, now would be a good time to become an NBA bookie!

NBA Eastern Conference Playoff and Play-In Tournament Update

For the NBA Eastern Conference, we have the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks that will be going to playoffs. So far, the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks have a guaranteed Play-In spot. However, that leaves off several teams fighting for a playoff or a play-in spot. These are: the New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat

Unfortunately for these teams, they are out of the running this year. They are: Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

NBA Western Conference Playoff and Play-In Tournament Update

On the other hand, in the NBA Western Conference, almost all of the Playoffs teams are already set in stone. Thus, the Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder, LA Clippers, and the Dallas Mavericks are in. The only thing missing is determining which team will get the remaining Playoff spot and be in the Play-In Tournament.

The only thing we know for sure is that these NBA teams are out for the year: Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs.

What is the Play-In Tournament and How Does it Work?

What is the Play-In Tournament and How Does it Work?

The NBA Play-in tournament is there to determine which other 2 basketball teams will play in the NBA Playoffs. In the NBA Playoffs, only the top 6 teams in each conference is guaranteed a spot. However, for the rest of the teams that rank 7 thru 10, they must undergo an elimination process via the tournament. Therefore, at the end of the Play-In Tournament, the 2 winning teams will get a chance at the playoffs.

For the first day of the Play-in Tournament, the No. 7 team in each conference will host the No. 8 team. The winner will get the No. 7 seed in the playoffs. However, the losing teams get another chance in Friday’s Game 3s.

On the second day, each No. 9 team in each conference will host the No. 10 team. The winner will move on to Game 3. As to the losers, they are eliminated and enter the NBA draft lottery.

On the third day of the tournament, the losers of the No. 7 vs. No. 8 matchups will host the winners of the No. 9 vs. No. 10 matchups. The winning teams will each get No. 8 seed in their conference in the postseason. In addition, the losers of Game 3 will enter the NBA draft lottery.

Are you looking to wager on the NBA Play-In Tournament but are not sure how to do it? Then, we recommend reading this guide on How to bet on the NBA Play-in Tournament.

2024 NBA Play-In Tournament Schedule

The SoFI Play-In Tournament will take place April 16 thru 19, 2024.

  • Game 1s will be on Tuesday April 16, 2024
  • Game 2s will be on Wednesday April 17, 2024
  • Game 3s will be on Thursday April 19, 2024

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