Coronavirus (COVID-19) NBA Update – August 11th Edition

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NBA Update – August 11th Edition

After this week, the National Basketball Association will have their Elite Eight from both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference. The NBA’s top eight could include the Phoenix Suns. Yes, the +10000 to win rings Phoenix Suns. Check out our weekly NBA update so you can wager on against their NBA odds! 

NBA COVID-19 Update – August 11th Edition

2020 NBA Championship

  • When: September 27 – October 17
  • Where: Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL

2020 NBA Championship Odds

  • Los Angeles Lakers +275
  • Milwaukee Bucks +250
  • Los Angeles Clippers +300
  • Boston Celtics +1300
  • Toronto Raptors +1000
  • Houston Rockets +1200
  • Denver Nuggets +2200
  • Philadelphia 76ers +3300
  • Miami Heat +2800
  • Dallas Mavericks +4000
  • Utah Jazz +3300
  • Brooklyn Nets +12500
  • Indiana Pacers +9000
  • Oklahoma City Thunder +7000
  • Portland Trail Blazers +7000
  • Memphis Grizzlies +15000
  • Orlando Magic +15000
  • San Antonio Spurs +1000
  • Phoenix Suns +10000

Suns scorching opponents

In the Orlando bubble, one team has excelled above all others. The Phoenix Suns are dominating. The Suns have played so well that they’ve climbed within one game of the 8-seed Memphis Grizzlies and half a game of the Portland Trail Blazers.

This week will determine if Phoenix, amazingly, stamps their ticket to the NBA Playoffs. Check out the 6 opponents the Suns have beaten so far during the NBA restart.

  • Washington Wizards 125-112
  • Dallas Mavericks 117-115
  • L.A. Clippers 117-115
  • Indiana Pacers 114-99
  • Miami Heat 119-112
  • Oklahoma City Thunder 128-101

How is Phoenix doing it? After the Suns drafted DeAndre Ayton with the first pick in the 2018 draft, most thought the Suns would build around the former Arizona Wildcat.

Nope. The Suns have taken a page from the Houston Rockets. Against the Thunder, they started a couple of small forwards, Cameron Johnson and Mikal Bridges. Dario Saric played power forward.

Saric dropped 16 while Johnson and Bridges each scored 18. The Suns are also leaning on NBA All-Star Devin Booker. 

In the 6 wins, Booker has scored 30, 35, 20, 35 and 35. He’s unstoppable from three. Devin shot 66.9% from behind the arc in the win over the Clippers. He shot 42.9% from three against the Thunder.

From the floor, Booker shoots over 50% every night. That makes him one of the top scoring guards in the league.

It also helps that veteran point Ricky Rubio has rediscovered his passing touch. Rubio averages 8.7 assists and 13 points per.

Finally, the Suns are deep. Ayton played 17 minutes. Just 3 players played 30 minutes or more. Cameron Johnson is the lone starter who played 30 minutes or more. Jevon Carter and Curtis Payne both notched over 30 minutes from the bench.

If you’re looking for a dog, the Suns are it. Make sure to wager on Phoenix before they lockdown a playoff spot, though. Once that happens, their NBA Championship odds should dive.

Bucks are now the NBA Title favorites

The odds on the Milwaukee Bucks dropped to +250 while the odds on the Lakers rose to +275. That makes Milwaukee the top choice followed by the Lakers, to win rings.

The Clippers are steady at +300. The Raptors at +1000, the Rockets at +1200, and the Celtics at +1300 are the fourth, fifth, and sixth choices to win the championship.

If you want to make an NBA Title wager, make sure to do it before the league sets the Round of 16. Odds will dramatically change on whomever you like once that happens.

Have a great week! 

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