Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. Neil, Kyle and Chris are previewing the NBA playoffs in a particular two-for-one version of the podcast. On Friday’s present (April 13, 2018), they break down the first-round matchups within the Jap Convention, the place the Toronto Raptors are embarking on their journey because the No. 1 seed whereas the Cleveland Cavaliers are the betting favorites. (For The Lab’s dialogue of the Western Convention, take a look at the April 12 show.)
Listed here are hyperlinks to what the podcast mentioned this week:
- Control FiveThirtyEight’s 2017-18 NBA predictions, up to date after each recreation.
- Neil wrote a preview of the playoffs’ sleepers, favorites and greatest first-round matchups.