The NBA playoffs are just around the corner.
The regular season ends April 10 with the top six teams in each conference earning playoff berths. Seventh- through 10th-place teams will get a shot at winning their way into the postseason through the Play-In Tournament.
The ninth-place team will host the 10th-place team from their respective conference in an elimination game with the loser going home and the winner staying alive. The seventh-place team will host the eighth-place team, also in just one game, with the winner claiming the conference’s No. 7 seed.
The losing squad will then host the winner of the “9-10 matchup” in an elimination game for the conference’s No. 8 seed.
For those looking to bet on the NBA games in the state of New Jersey, there are legal online sportsbooks which allow you to do so.
Current legal sportsbooks in New Jersey
Tipico Sportsbook (the official sportsbook partner of USA TODAY Network)
Other sportsbooks: Barstool, BetMGM, BetRivers, Betway, Borgata, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, FOX Bet NJ, Golden Nugget, Play Sugarhouse, PointsBet, Unibet and more (see a full list of casinos and online sportsbooks in New Jersey)
New customer offer in CO and NJ. 21+, see Tipico.com for Terms and Conditions.
See all the latest odds for the NBA at our USA TODAY Sports Scoreboard.
Interested in the betting status of other states? Check out our sports betting legality map.
NBA 2022 key dates
April 10: Regular season ends
April 12-15: Play-In Tournament
April 16: Playoffs begin
May 2-3: Conference semifinals begin
(possible move up to April 30/May 1)
May 17: NBA Draft Lottery
May 17-18: Conference finals begin
(possible move up May 15-16)
NBA Finals – June 2-19
June 2: Game 1
June 5: Game 2
June 8: Game 3
June 10: Game 4
June 13: Game 5 (*-if necessary)
June 16: Game 6 (*-if necessary)
June 19: Game 7 (*-if necessary)
June 23: 2022 NBA Draft
July 7-17: NBA Summer League (Las Vegas)
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