Iverson Could be Done

December 1, 2010 Sports Betting

Sports betting online may no longer see Allen Iverson making an impact in NBA games.

The Philadelphia 76ers have announced that Iverson is on an indefinite leave to deal with a personal issue that is related to the health of his daughter.  There is now speculation in sports betting that Iverson has played his last game with the 76ers and possibly his last game in the NBA.

Sports betting online had seen Iverson miss a number of games this season including the All-Star game in which he was voted in as a starter.  Now it appears that he will not be playing for Philadelphia in the future. "At this time, we feel that it is in the best interest of the Sixers, Allen and his family that he be allowed to deal with a very serious issue that is far greater than the game of basketball," said team president and general manager Ed Stefanski.

There have been sports betting online reports that Philadelphia head coach Eddie Jordan has told the team that Iverson probably would not be coming back to the team.  Other sports betting online reports have said that Philadelphia is simply going to let Iverson go altogether.  His numbers are not that bad this sportsbetting NBA season as he is averaging 13.9 points and 4.1 assists in 25 games.  The problem for any team that signs Iverson is that he wants to be a starter.  Most teams in the NBA simply do not have room for a player with diminishing skills unless they are willing to come off the bench.  Iverson has said he does not want to do that and unless that changes he might have played his last game in the NBA.

Philadelphia made a run at being in the playoff picture a few weeks ago but they are really not in the picture anymore. The 76ers simply don’t have enough scoring or play enough defense to win on a regular basis vs. the sports betting online odds.  Philadelphia is 23rd on offense and 17th on defense as sportsbetting stats have it.  The 76ers are also not very good against the sports betting online point spread. They are 24-31 overall against the sportsbetting number and a very poor 8-19 at home. Andre Iguodala is one of the few sports betting online bright spots as he leads the team in scoring.

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