Coronavirus (COVID-19) NBA Update – August 25th Edition

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NBA Update – August 25th Edition

The Milwaukee Bucks are officially the favorite to win the NBA Championship. Check out updated odds as well as what happened last week in the National Basketball Association so you can wager on their NBA odds!

NBA COVID-19 Update – August 25th Edition

2020 NBA Championship
  • When: September 27 – October 17
  • Where: Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL
2020 NBA Championship Odds
  • Los Angeles Lakers +350
  • Milwaukee Bucks +270
  • Los Angeles Clippers +300
  • Boston Celtics +1200
  • Toronto Raptors +850
  • Houston Rockets +950
  • Denver Nuggets +15000
  • Miami Heat +1900
  • Dallas Mavericks +2700
  • Utah Jazz +3200
  • Brooklyn Nets +20000
  • Indiana Pacers +25000
  • Oklahoma City Thunder +12000
  • Portland Trail Blazers +16000
  • Orlando Magic +25000

NBA all about the playoffs

 The Orlando Bubble has worked so well that NBA teams and fans are asking, “Coronavirus? What’s the coronavirus?”

Okay, maybe it’s not to that extent. But, things are looking rosy for the NBA. 

Milwaukee and Los Angeles regrouped after their Game 1 losses. The Bucks have dominated the Magic since the loss, driving the odds on Milwaukee to win the title to below +300. 

Los Angeles has beaten Dam Dolla and the Blazers in two straight. Both wins showed that LeBron and his mates aren’t ready to pack up and head back west for the fall.

Luka keeps Dallas’ hopes alive

The Clippers, though, are knotted up at 2 games apiece against the Dallas Mavericks. 

In Game 4 on Sunday night, Mavs superstar Luka Doncic dropped 43 points onto LAC in a stunning 135-133 overtime victory.

As we’ve come to expect from one of the best players in the world, Doncic hit the game winning deep 3-point shot right before the buzzer went off.

What’s so incredible about Luka’s performance during this series isn’t that the Mavs are sticking with the Clippers. It’s that they’re doing it with a hobbled Kristaps Porzingis and Doncic playing through an ankle sprain. 

Dallas is for real. If one of the Clippers stars, either Paul George or Kawhi Leonard, doesn’t take charge in Game 5, Luka will. 

Celtics roll 76ers and await the Raptors

The Boston Celtics swept the Philadelphia 76ers. It was so bad that the Sixers fired coach Brett Brown.

Philadelphia entered the season one of the second-tier choices to win the NBA Championship. Joel Embiid is the best center in the league. Ben Simmons is a big point-guard who can rebound and control the flow of a game.

NBA fans knew right away, though, that Philadelphia had a major flaw. They couldn’t win games on the road. Every game in Orlando is a road game, which is why the Sixers went 4-8 ATS in the bubble.

They also went 4-8 SU. The problem? The 76ers don’t have a true scoring guard or a real swing player. Simmons is a good point-guard, but he shoots just 28.6% from three. He’s a liability on the offensive end unless he’s inside the arc.

The team that dominated the Sixers, the Celtics, have no such issues.

Boston remains an overlay +1200 choice to win the NBA Championship. Toronto offers lower odds even though the Celtics beat the Raptors in the 3 games they played during the regular season.

The Celtics also beat Milwaukee in 1-of-3. They lost the second game in the 3-game series by 5 points. They lost the third game by 7 points.

Boston has a real shot of winning the NBA Title this season.

The NBA Playoffs have put the coronavirus in the rearview mirror

The pandemic shouldn’t affect what happens from now until the NBA crowns their 2019-2020 champion. 

That’s good news for anyone who cares about sports. Almost as good? This year’s NBA Playoffs has proven that there’s more parity in the league than many believed. The Lakers, Clippers, and Bucks aren’t shoo-ins to battle for rings.

Teams like the Celtics and Mavericks are making waves. The Rockets, surprising Jazz, and Raptors remain legit contenders. The NBA is back and so are the awesome performances.

Have a great week!