Forecast: West playoffs, first round

Originally Published: April 18, 2014
ESPN.com

We asked our ESPN Forecast panel who would prevail in Round 1 of the Western Conference playoffs, and our voters see all of the top seeds advancing. But not without a little drama.

The closest vote saw the panel picking Houston over Portland in seven.

How it works: The ESPN Forecast panel predicted each team's likelihood of winning each of the seven potential games, and each team's likelihood of winning the series. The overall prediction is based on a combination of the mean, median and mode of the predictions for each series.

Check out the ESPN Forecast results below (and click here for our East forecast):





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