May 6, 2001 8:14 PM

With the Kentucky Derby going on Saturday, betting on the NBA and NHL playoffs appeared to be heavy in Las Vegas.

On Sunday, the Toronto Raptors were +6½ underdog against the Philadelphia 76ers in their Eastern Conference second round Game 1 Sunday. Also, the Raptors were +250-+280 around Las Vegas to win the series, even though the Raptors decisively took three of four games from Philadelphia in the regular season.

Also on Sunday, the Milwaukee Bucks were —5 against the Charlotte Hornets in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference match. Also, the Los Angeles Lakers were —7 against the Sacramento Kings in Game 1 of a Western Conference match-up.

In the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche are —200 against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 6 of a Western Conference match-up. The Avalanche lead the series, 3-2.