Coronavirus Impact on NBA Betting Strategies (2020) – BettingPros

Coronavirus Impact on NBA Betting Strategies (2020) – BettingPros

Well, we’ve made it!

Kind of.

This week brings American sports back to our airwaves as both the NBA and NHL re-start their seasons with football hopefully right around the corner.

The much-needed distractions come with a few changes in protocols and approaches to games, which almost certainly will have a downstream effect on betting. In the NBA, the first night of action saw some predictable rust from all four teams, as well as the referees (and bookmakers), with both games falling well below the under and dogs covering in both.

With a full slate of games over the course of the weekend and for weeks to come, let’s take a look at a few of the biggest things to be aware of and potentially cash in on as the NBA’s bubble unfolds for weeks and months to come.

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Early Rust

We’ve already seen it, all be it in a micro-sized sample, that despite an accelerated training camp and weeks to prepare; the play is expectedly sloppy. Unlike the start of a normal NBA season, where players have months to prepare, the idea of this bubble even working was taken more seriously by some players than others, and that will be more apparent as the next couple weeks play out.

The Public is Starved for Action

As a general rule of them, the majority of bettors love betting overs (admittedly, the most fun