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2017 NBA Playoffs — ESPN Forecast heading into Game 7 and conference semifinals


Three semifinals matchups are already established. Only one of the eight first-round series — Jazz vs. Clippers — has made it to a Game 7.

We polled the ESPN Forecast panel of experts heading into Game 7 of the lone remaining first-round series.

Here are the results, displaying each team’s updated chances to win Game 7, as well as the matchups for the conference semifinals, along with predictions from ESPN’s Basketball Power Index (BPI), FiveThirtyEight and a fan poll.

More: BPI odds | FiveThirtyEight projections | 2017 Playoffs


ESPN Forecast: Jazz-Clippers, Game 7

Game 7: Sun., April 30 (UTAH at LAC — 3:30 ET, ABC)
Prediction: Clippers (55 percent likely to win)

ESPN Forecast: Wizards-Celtics

Game 1: Sun., April 30 (WSH at BOS — 1 ET, ABC)
Series prediction: Celtics (55 percent)

ESPN Forecast: Raptors-Cavaliers

Game 1: Mon., May 1 (TOR at CLE — 7 ET, TNT)
Series prediction: Cavaliers (72 percent)

ESPN Forecast: Rockets-Spurs

Game 1: Mon., May 1 (HOU at SA — 9:30 ET, TNT)
Series prediction: Spurs (60 percent)


Note: ESPN Forecast predictions for Warriors-Clippers or Warriors-Jazz will be added following Sunday’s Game 7.

ESPN Forecast and the fan panel predictions were conducted in coordination with Microsoft Research. Join the fan panel here.



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