Betting the Last Month of the NBA Season

Betting the Last Month of the NBA SeasonIf you can believe it, there is just a little over a month left in the NBA regular season. The COVID-19-shortened season is just 72 games this year, with the playoffs beginning on May 22. Let's break down a few things to keep in mind when betting the last month of the NBA season.

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Best Teams in the NBA

There are arguably six to seven teams at the top of the NBA. From the East, it's Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Milwaukee.

The West is a bit more loaded. Both Utah and Phoenix are at the top of the standings with a month to go. Both teams have strong balance on both ends.

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Live Betting the NBA

Live Betting the NBAAfter football season, betting action heats up in the NBA. It’s one of the more popular sports for bettors and not just the standard moneyline, spread, and totals bets.

NBA bettors love the sheer amount of bets on a single game. Players can choose from all sorts of player and team props in addition to the more traditional bets.

The latest trend that has hooked NBA bettors is live betting. Bettors can place wagers after a game has started on all sorts of bets. Odds will adjust in real time depending upon how a game is playing out. Many sportsbooks will update odds after a made or missed basket.

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NBA Opening Night set a few records and wild stats

NBA Opening Night set a few records and wild statsNBA Opening night of the 2020-2021 season was one for the books! It has been just a few weeks since the LA Lakers won their 17th championship, but we’re all excited to have the NBA back already, and for what it looks like, players were just as excited, as opening night left a bunch of records and wild numbers, that we are about to go over and recap.

NBA reigning rookie of the year, Ja Morant, took Shaq’s record

In 1993, Shaquille O’Neal became the youngest player in NBA history to score 40+ points in his team’s opening game of the season, at 21 years and 244 days old. On Wednesday night, Ja Morant scored a career high 44 points (plus 9 assists and just 1 turnover) in the Grizzlies’ 131-119 win over the San Antonio Spurs, at 21 years and 135 days old, taking Shaq’s record 27 years later.

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Kyrie Irving Parties Instead of Playing for the Nets

Kyrie Irving Parties Instead of Playing for the Nets

The National Basketball Association will fine Kyrie Irving for partying instead of playing for the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA fined Irving $50,000 for attending an indoor party. He would also forfeit salaries for games missed due to the five-day quarantine. 
 
He will forfeit his salary for two games worth around $817,000. That was the number of games the Nets played during his quarantine period. Last Monday, videos showed Irving at his sister’s birthday party. He wasn’t wearing any mask. 
 
The NBA investigated Irving’s absence from the Nets game. According to the league’s health and safety protocols, players can’t attend indoor social gatherings of more than 15 people. Also, players can’t enter lounges, clubs, and bars. 
 

Kyrie Irving Parties Instead of Playing

 
Irving hadn’t played a single game with the Nets since Thursday last week. According to an affordable sportsbook pay per head, he missed his sixth straight game when Brooklyn played against Orlando Saturday. 

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NBA Trade Rumors

The NBA is getting more excited than we anticipated, so early in the season. With some players being traded, to injuries abound, the dynamics are changing enough to affect each teams’ chance to get to the playoffs. So if you are looking at futures wagers in the NBA, or just betting on upcoming games, check out some free sports betting picks to stay updated with the latest in the league.

One of the more exciting parts of the NBA is trading. If you look at sportsbook pay per head reviews, many sportsbooks are able to offer wagers on trades – which is a favorite among NBA bettors. And right now, there are a lot of rumors going around about players, some as high-profile as James Harden. The Houston star is in the market, and there are quite a few teams interested. Let’s talk about the different NBA trade rumors surrounding Harden.

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