DALLAS - During one point of the COVID-19 induced sports hiatus, I found myself watching the televised Cornhole championships on a Saturday. I tuned into the broadcast, learned every detail about the strategy and the storylines between the teams and players. I leapt up off my couch to cheer as my favorite team took home the trophy…
Then it hit me. No offense to Cornhole, but I need basketball in my life.
Lucky for me, the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season is almost here … plus plenty of intriguing lines if you want to place your bets.
The Orlando ‘bubble’ is a so-far great success, reporting zero positive Coronavirus cases from its campus at Walt Disney World. The seventh-seeded Dallas Mavs (40-27) have eight regular-season games to attempt to better their slot and avoid the second-seeded Los Angeles Clippers in their fight for the NBA crown.
With their magic number down to two to clinch a playoff berth, the Mavs win total line is set at over/under 4.5 wins.
If wagers are your thing, here are some more interesting ones.
Odds can be found here.
Will the NBA ban players from social media inside bubble?
Will any NBA player violate bubble guidelines?
Will any NBA player be removed from bubble due to violations?
Will NBA team be removed from bubble due to COVID concerns?
Will any NBA player test positive for COVID?
Will the NBA regular season restart begin on time?
Will the NBA restart season and playoff finish?
The Mavericks’ first official game of the NBA restart is July 31 vs. The Rockets at 8 p.m. CT. They'll scrimmage on NBA TV on Thursday at 6 p.m. CT against the Lakers. No, I don't have a "bet'' for that outing ... except that I bet a lot of us will be watching.