Odds are set for the 2020 NBA Championship. The National Basketball Association and the player’s union voted 29-1 on a 22-team, 8-game end to the regular season, and a play-in tournament for the eight seed and playoffs. Check out below for more info and Updated NBA Odds on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) NBA Update!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) NBA Update – June 8th 2020 Edition
2020 NBA Championship
- When: TBD
- Where: TBD
2020 NBA Championship Odds
- Los Angeles Lakers +200
- Milwaukee Bucks +275
- Los Angeles Clippers +300
- Boston Celtics +1200
- Toronto Raptors +1400
- Houston Rockets +1500
- Denver Nuggets +2400
- Philadelphia 76ers +2400
- Miami Heat +3300
- Dallas Mavericks +4000
- Utah Jazz +4000
- Brooklyn Nets +5000
- Indiana Pacers +8000
- New Orleans Pelicans +9000
- Oklahoma City Thunder +9000
- Portland Trail Blazers +15000
- Memphis Grizzlies +17500
- Orlando Magic +17500
- San Antonio Spurs +17500
- Phoenix Suns +2000
- Sacramento Kings +25000
- Washington Wizards +30000
Everything happens at Disney World Resort in Orlando
All regular season games and playoffs will happen at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. There are enough basketball courts for all 24 teams.
Training camps begin July 9 through July 11. The regular season and 2020 NBA Playoffs happen from July 31 through October 12. Right now, the National Basketball Association plans on playing without fans in attendance.
The chances of that changing aren’t great. For starters, any available vaccine must go to the most at-risk before it goes to professional sports stars. That’s just the way it works. We must also call into question the efficacy of any vaccine while the earliest available date for Covid-19 vaccines is September.
Not that it matters. NBA players are itching to get back to work. So much so, that they’ve given up 25% of their salaries already and are aware that they may have to relinquish even more in salaries next season should fans stay away from arenas.
Commissioner Adam Silver said the league derives 40% of its revenue from game nights in arenas. That’s a huge financial hit if things don’t return to normal.
Playoff rosters will consist of 15 players, 13 active and 2 inactive. Currently, the league is working on a way for teams to replace players that test positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Clippers are huge favorites to win the NBA Championship. Among those three teams, the Lakers offer the lowest odds at +200.
Los Angeles could be in a prime position to take the title. Unlike other teams, LeBron James and co. are a veteran squad that appears to have stayed in shape. Leadership at the top means something in situations like this.
LeBron is a leader. As is Kawhi Leonard with the Clippers. Not only that but because the Clippers and Lakers are in the same city, there’s a good chance players have coordinated in some way to ensure everyone remains in basketball shape.
If the +200 odds don’t appeal to you, consider backing a squad like the Miami Heat. Miami is the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. They mustn’t travel far to get to Orlando. Also, the Heat also rank in the top 15 in both points allowed and points per.
No matter who you prefer, it’s time to sharpen your basketball handicapping pencils. The NBA will return, and it will return soon.In the meantime the NBA resumes, don’t forget you have the NBA2k Betting on simulation games available.