NBA Betting Set for July 31 Return

NBA Betting Set for July 31 Return

June 8th, 2020 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

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
Milwaukee Bucks+250
Los Angeles Clippers+333
Houston Rockets+1200
Boston Celtics+2000
Toronto Raptors+2400
Denver Nuggets+2500
Miami Heat+2700
Philadelphia 76ers+2700
Utah Jazz +2900
Dallas Mavericks+3600
Brooklyn Nets+6000
All other teams+10000 or greater


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Eastern Conference Teams and Current Seeding: 

TEAMCurrent Seeding:
Milwaukee Bucks1
Toronto Raptors2
Boston Celtics3
Miami Heat4
Indiana Pacers5
Philadelphia 76ers6
Brooklyn Nets7
Orlando Magic8
Washington Wizards9


Western Conference Teams and Current Seeding:

TEAMCurrent Seeding:
Los Angeles Lakers1
Los Angeles Clippers2
Denver Nuggets3
Utah Jazz4
Oklahoma City Thunder5
Houston Rockets6
Dallas Mavericks7
Memphis Grizzlies8
Portland Trail Blazers9
New Orleans Pelicans10
Sacramento Kings11
San Antonio Spurs12
Phoenix Suns13


Games in Orlando Quarantined with No Fans

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

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