NBA commissioner Adam Silver has proven to be the opposite of UFC President Dana White. While White strived hard to find any means possible to resume UFC action Silver was tepid. Silver is the most “woke” commissioner of any major sport. And it showed. To illuminate, the NBA seemed terrified of social media attacks for coming back. Although Major League Baseball has not come to an agreement that delay is not over COVID-19. It’s an old-fashioned fight over money. In turn, the NBA has finally put together an approved plan. NBA betting action is set to start July 31 from Orlando.
2020 Odds to Win the NBA Finals
|Los Angeles Lakers||+250|
|Los Angeles Clippers||+333|
|All other teams||+10000 or greater|
Eastern Conference Teams and Current Seeding:
Western Conference Teams and Current Seeding:
|Los Angeles Lakers||1|
|Los Angeles Clippers||2|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||5|
|Portland Trail Blazers||9|
|New Orleans Pelicans||10|
|San Antonio Spurs||12|
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Fashion that the NBA return format features 22 teams. In an unusual setup there will be nine Eastern Conference teams with 13 Western Conference teams. A total of eight sportsbook regular season games will go first. The first seven seeds in each conference will qualify for the playoffs. The eighth and ninth place teams could meet in a play-in series. Specifically, this would occur if the ninth-place team is within four games of the eighth-place team. Once the top eight on each side are set all series will be best of seven.
MississEastern Conference Overviewippi
Milwaukee is the overwhelming favorite in the Eastern Conference. Last year the Bucks were the top seed in the East. Toronto scored a major NBA betting upset against the Bucks in the 2019 NBA Playoffs. However, Kawhi Leonard has departed the scene as a member of the LA Clippers. Gamblers see this as an opening for the Bucks. Of course, Milwaukee is led by 2019 NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo. For all that the question remains if Giannis has enough of a quality supporting cast.
Compared to Milwaukee the Raptors and Celtics use the team approach. Both teams emphasize strong defense and balanced scoring. Of major concern is that has never been a championship formula in the NBA.
Western Conference Overview
Balanced against the East is a Lakers team that is a public name brand entity. Anthony Davis has proven to be the link that was missing for LeBron James one season ago. Most important of all is that the Lakers have dramatically improved on defense.
Leonard and the Clippers are a number two pick in the West. Nonetheless, they are still second best in the eyes of gamblers. Kawhi Leonard has transformed the franchise. By contrast, the Clippers defense is only above average and far below the Lakers.
Namely, NBA scoring champion James Harden makes the Rockets a force. Due to weak defense and not as much of a supporting cast is Houston a dubious pick.
NBA Betting Best Bets: Los Angeles Lakers