- What is the Play-in tournament?
What is the Play-In tournament?
The Play-In Tournament, which will take place after the regular season and before the first round of the playoffs, will include the teams with the seventh-highest through the tenth-highest winning percentages in each conference.
The teams with the seventh-highest and eighth-highest winning percentages in each conference will each have two opportunities to win one game to earn a playoff spot. The teams with the ninth-highest and tenth-highest winning percentages in each conference will each have to win two consecutive games to earn a playoff spot.
Does making the Play-In tournament count as making the Playoffs?
No. Bets on the "To Make the Playoffs" market will be settled on the 8 teams that make the NBA Playoffs.
For example, if the New Orleans Pelicans finish 9th in the Western Conference and make the Play-In tournament, but they do not advance through to the Playoffs, all bets on the New Orleans Pelicans to make the Playoffs will be settled as a loss.