In the battle of who wants it more (or less), five teams continue to fight for the final four spots in the Western Conference playoffs. Portland is currently sixth with a two-game lead over Houston, Utah, and Dallas. Bettors should also keep an eye on Memphis who has lost four straight and seen its hold of the fifth seed dwindle to two games. Let's take a look at the remaining schedules for all five teams. Houston has arguably the most favorable slate with its last four games coming against teams not in the playoff hunt.
Memphis: vs. Toronto, at Orlando, vs. Chicago, at Dallas, vs. Golden State, at LA Clippers, at Golden State
Portland: vs. Boston, vs. Miami, at Golden State, at Sacramento, vs. Oklahoma City, vs. Minnesota, vs. Denver
Houston: vs. Chicago, vs. Oklahoma City, at Dallas, vs. Phoenix, vs. LA Lakers, at Minnesota, vs. Sacramento
Utah: vs. Minnesota, at Phoenix, vs. San Antonio, vs. LA Clippers, at Denver, vs. Dallas, at LA Lakers
Dallas: at Detroit, at Minnesota, vs. Houston, vs. Memphis, at LA Clippers, at Utah, vs. San Antonio