NBA Playoff History & 10K NBA Playoffs Bracket Contest!

NBA Playoffs Bracket Contest

History has made its way into the 2023 NBA Playoffs. For the first time ever, the Association will witness all four California-based teams in the postseason tournament.

However, only one is favored to get out of the first round of the playoffs, and that team is pitted against another Cali club.

So, we raise the question, which West Coast team will keep their championship dreams alive the longest?

See current odds below, plus check out the $10,000 NBA Playoffs Bracket Contest from BetOnline and sportsbooks (complete specs below).


NBA Futures Odds

Which California team will advance the farthest in the NBA Playoffs?

  • Golden State Warriors +150
  • Los Angeles Lakers +225
  • Los Angeles Clippers +325
  • Sacramento Kings +375

The Warriors are -270 favorites to advance from their series against the Kings (+230). Sacramento is the first 1, 2, or 3 seed in the last 35 years to be a series underdog in Round 1.

The Lakers are slight underdogs (+120) to the Grizzlies (-140) while the Clippers are a longshot (+375) to beat the Suns (-465) in the opening round.


For complete NBA Series Odds, please visit


$10,000 NBA Playoffs Bracket Contest


The $10,000 NBA Playoffs Bracket Contest opens today Thursday, April 13th, 2023, and closes on Monday, April 17th, 2023 at 7:30 pm ET.

  • The Contest begins with the First Round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on Saturday, April 15th, 2023.
  • Entry into the contest is free.
  • There is a maximum of 1 entry per player.
  • Contestants must have a valid account to register for the Bracket Contest.
  • Registration for the $10,000 NBA Playoff Bracket is only available online, you cannot register via phone, chat, or email.
  • Only fully completed brackets qualify for the contest prizes. Standard house rules and regulations apply.

How to Play

Participants must pick the winner of all 15 series in the 2023 NBA Playoffs, beginning with the First Round.

  • Points will be awarded for each correct pick.
  • Once you submit your bracket, you can change your picks at any time until the submission deadline at 7:30 pm ET on Monday, April 17th, 2023.
  • The NBA Playoffs must be completed for the contest to be deemed final and for prizes to be awarded.
  • If the NBA Playoffs are canceled at any point, all entry fees will be refunded.
  • BetOnline reserves the right to modify the rules of this contest without notice.

Point System

  • 1 point for every correct selection in the First Round
  • 2 points for every correct selection in the Conference Semifinals
  • 4 points for every correct selection in the Conference Finals
  • 8 points for every correct selection in the NBA Finals


$10,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool




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To qualify for the prizes, participants must wager a minimum of $25 on each round of the NBA Playoffs (1st Round, Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals, and NBA Finals).

The Top 500 will win a piece of the $10,000 prize pool; the payout breakdown is as follows:

In the event that the tie-breaker is necessary, participants will be ranked based on having the closest answer to the Total Points Scored in the clinching game of the NBA Finals.

If various participants tie, the tie-breaker question will be used to determine the final standings of the contest.

If various participants remain in a tie after the tie-breaker, the winnings will be split along with the next lowest prize.

Example: If two contestants tie for first with 30 points, they will split the 1st and 2nd Place prizes; the participant with the next highest point total will win the 3rd Place prize.

Winnings are awarded as Sportsbook Free Play with a three-time (3x) rollover requirement.

Winnings will be deposited into our player's account within 72 hours after the completion of the NBA Finals.

Winnings are non-transferable. for complete prize chart and T&C please visit: for complete prize chart and T&C please visit:

Enjoy the NBA Playoff Action this weekend

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Andy Nelson

Andy has been writing and posting about offshore sportsbooks for over 15 years. He's also an active sportsbook bonus seeker and seasoned online gambler on US sports.

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