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Only Eight NBA Teams Left Mid-September, 100% Chance of MLB Season

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Jun/11/2020

A 22-team restart is set for the NBA in Orlando.  And by mid-September it looks like only eight teams will remain.

Latest Odds to Win the 2020 NBA Championship

From ESPN.com:

The NBA has been working to make clear to players that the actual commitment of time for most teams in Orlando may be less daunting than originally perceived, especially once seen in the context of the timetables constructed into the league's revised schedule.

The six teams eliminated after eight regular-season games and a possible play-in tournament for the No. 8 seed would leave Orlando within 35 to 40 days, sources said.

The NBA expects the conference finals will end within a maximum of 82 days, leaving the two NBA finalists, sources said. The league expects the NBA Finals could start by Sept. 30.

Let's look at the odds to win the 2020 NBA Championship:

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Odds To Win 2020 NBA Finals (11/12/20) 

Team 

American 

Fractional 

Decimal 

Los Angeles Lakers 

+250 

5/2 

3.50 

Milwaukee Bucks 

+250 

5/2 

3.50 

Los Angeles Clippers 

+333 

33/10 

4.33 

Houston Rockets 

+1300 

13/1 

14.0 

Boston Celtics 

+2000 

20/1 

21.0 

Toronto Raptors 

+2200 

22/1 

23.0 

Philadelphia 76ers  

+2800 

28/1 

29.0 

Denver Nuggets  

+3000 

30/1 

31.0 

Miami Heat 

+3000 

30/1 

31.0 

Utah Jazz 

+3300 

33/1 

34.0 

Dallas Mavericks 

+4000 

40/1 

41.0 

Brooklyn Nets 

+8000 

80/1 

81.0 

Oklahoma City Thunder 

+10000 

100/1 

101.0 

Indiana Pacers 

+10000 

100/1 

101.0 

New Orleans Pelicans 

+12500 

125/1 

126.0 

Portland Trail Blazers  

+15000 

150/1 

151.0 

Memphis Grizzlies 

+25000 

250/1 

251.0 

San Antonio Spurs 

+25000 

250/1 

251.0 

Orlando Magic 

+30000 

300/1 

301.0 

Phoenix Suns 

+30000 

300/1 

301.0 

Sacramento Kings 

+30000 

300/1 

301.0 

Washington Wizards 

+30000 

300/1 

301.0 

 
 

Unless you've been living under a rock the past few weeks, there is a coronavirus pandemic that has forced the postponement of Major League Baseball.  Coupled with salary and financial concerns, there has been a question as to whether the MLB season will even commence this year at all.

Commissioner Rob Manfred has confirmed that it will, "100 percent".

“We’re going to play baseball in 2020, 100 percent,” Manfred said during an interview with MLB Network that aired shortly before the start of the MLB draft. “One way or another, we’re playing Major League Baseball.”

He wants to avoid an abbreviated season. 

The players offered a counter-proposal to the owners Tuesday that suggested an 89-game season and full, prorated salaries for those games. The owners have wanted to shrink the cost of salaries, repackaging the same spending over and over again in their proposals -- which have included gradations of pay cuts and even a far shorter season.

Manfred told MLB Network that the owners would have a reply for the union in the near future.

He added that the owners’ next proposal “moves in the player direction in terms of salary.”

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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