Feb 22, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Shelvin Mack (8) shoots a three over New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) in the second half at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 107-98. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

NBA odds and ends: Playoff chances

The end of the NBA season is always exciting as teams prepare for the playoffs, but a lot of extra spice is added when there are several competitive races.

This year, we have just that.

In the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks currently lead the New York Knicks by one game (and two in the loss column) for the eighth and final seed in the Eastern Conference. With the Knicks hosting the Brooklyn Nets and the Hawks hosting the Chicago Bulls, things could be all tied up before Wednesday night is over.

Out west, the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns are tied for the seventh and eighth seed with 44-30 records. The Dallas Mavericks, with a record of 44-31, are a half-game behind each team.

Our friends over at Bovada have been kind enough to send over their latest playoff odds for those five teams.

Playoff Odds

Will the New York Knicks make the playoffs?

Yes      3/1

No        1/5

 

Will the Atlanta Hawks make the playoffs?

Yes      1/5

No        3/1

 

Will the Memphis Grizzlies make the playoffs?

Yes      1/6

No        4/1

 

Will the Dallas Mavericks make the playoffs?

Yes      1/2

No        3/2

 

Will the Phoenix Suns make the playoffs?

Yes      5/6

No        5/6

 

It should be noted the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently just three games out of the East’s eighth seed and the Golden State Warriors only lead the Grizzlies and Suns by two games for the sixth spot.

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