5The 2020 NBA Betting restart is cruising now. Although there have been a few stinkers missed in, for the most part, the games have been competitive and entertaining. With the seeding games winding down, we’re starting to see which teams came ready to play and which teams still have yet to adjust to competing in the bubble.
When it comes to NBA win totals, bettors did not have to wait long to cash some bubble tickets. In the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks already missed their over after a shocking loss to the short-handed Brooklyn Nets. Out West, the Phoenix Suns (+150) are off to 6-0 start and they were the first team in the bubble to cash the over.
The Eastern Conference playoff teams are pretty much set in stone at this point. Seeding, however, is still very much in play. The Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, and Philadelphia 76ers are all jockeying for positioning in the middle of the conference. Where these teams end up could have a dramatic effect on championship futures.
The Western Conference is similar in the sense that the Lakers and Clippers are comfortable at the top, and a number of teams are jockeying for that mid-tier positioning. The difference out West is that the eight seed is still very much in play. The Memphis Grizzlies are still in eighth place as of Tuesday morning, but a 1-5 start opens the door for everyone else to get in on the action. Of the six teams vying for that eight seed, only the Sacramento Kings and the New Orleans Pelicans are mathematically eliminated.
Here’s a look at where all the teams stack up so far in the NBA bubble. All odds via DraftKings Sportsbook:
Eastern Conference Standings
|Team||Record||GB||Bubble Win Total||Record in Bubble||Hit the Over?|
|Bucks||56-16||—||Over 6.5 (+185)||3-4||No|
|Raptors||52-19||3.5||Over 4.5 (-115)||6-1||Yes|
|Celtics||48-23||7.5||Over 5.5 (+125)||5-2|
|Heat||44-28||12||Over 4.5 (+140)||3-4||No|
|76ers||42-30||14||Over 5.5 (+130)||3-4||No|
|Nets||35-36||20.5||Over 2.5 (-115)||5-2||Yes|
|Magic||32-40||24||Over 3.5 (-112)||2-5||No|
|Wizards||24-47||31.5||Over 1.5 (+120)||0-7||No|
Western Conference Standings
|Team||Record||GB||Bubble Win Total||Wins in Bubble||Hit the Over?|
|Lakers||52-19||—||Over 5.5 (+120)||3-6||No|
|Clippers||48-23||4||Over 5.5 (-139)||4-3||No|
|Nuggets||46-26||6.5||Over 3.5 (-195)||3-4|
|Thunder||44-27||8||Over 4.5 (+160)||4-3|
|Jazz||44-28||8.5||Over 4.5 (+120)||3-5||No|
|Mavericks||43-32||11||Over 4.5 (+110)||3-5||No|
|Trail Blazers||35-39||18.5||Over 3.5 (+120)||6-2||Yes|
|Grizzlies||34-39||19||Over 3.5 (+110)||2-6||No|
|Suns||34 -39||19||Over 2.5 (-143)||8-0||Yes|
|Spurs||32-39||20||Over 2.5 (+150)||5-3||Yes|
|Kings||31-41||21.5||Over 3.5 (+150)||3-5||No|
|Pelicans||30-42||22.5||Over 5.5 (+160)||2-6||No|
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