The 2020/21 season of the NBA (National Basketball Association) is in full swing. So, now is the time to enjoy one of the biggest sports leagues in the United States. Remember that the previous season was atypical, and athletes played the playoffs in the Disney bubble. So now is the time to get back on track little by little.
The NBA is the league that offers us the best basketball in the world. Thus, nothing better than following closely and taking advantage of the sports betting opportunities it offers.
We’ve put together some predictions for the winners of the matches here, and if you’re getting into the sports betting world, you need to make sure you choose betting sites accepting US customers.
Scenario: In yet another duel between teams from the Eastern Conference, the Chicago Bulls meet the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center. The Bulls enter the court with a campaign of 16 wins and 18 losses so far. On the other hand, the Sixers have 24 wins and 12 losses, leading the East at this time. The two teams have already faced each other this season 2020/21 and beat the Sixers by 112 to 105.
Led by Billy Donovan, the Bulls have won three of their last five matches, including their most recent one against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Illinois franchise relies on stars like Zach LaVine, who scored 36 points against the Pelicans, Coby White, who recorded 25, and Wendell Carter Jr. to try to win another one at home.
On the other side are the Sixers, coach Doc Rivers, who are coming off four wins in their last five games. The team arrives with two mega important embezzlements like Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. So the Pennsylvania franchise will have to do without its top two names, but the team still has players of the caliber of Tobias Harris, Danny Green, and Seth Curry.
Chicago Bull Bets
It’s been a while since the Chicago Bulls have sought to form a team composed of elite players with versatile defense and adequate court spacing, which, in the franchise’s view, would give the team the consistency needed to come out strong in next season’s playoffs and it looks like Lonzo Ball is the answer considering that last season he had an excellent overall performance, averaging 14.6 points, 5.7 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.5 steals, with the best shooting percentage with 55.1. Last season Ball converted 40.2% of his shots.
Philadelphia 76ers betting
For the past three seasons, the Philadelphia 76ers have seen themselves as a contender for the title. In 2019, they were eliminated by an unbelievable ball from Kawhi Leonard, beating the clock in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The following year, the departure of Jimmy Butler and injury problems caused the Sixers to drop out of production, being swept away in the first round. This season, the arrivals of coach Doc Rivers and executive Daryl Morey have brought changes to Philadelphia. With a few simple changes, several spacing issues were resolved, which elevated the team to a contender level and freed Joel Embiid to assume the best form of his career.
New-season and vaccination
After a season ended in Disney’s “bubble” and another in which sanitary restrictions were relaxed as vaccination advances in the US, the NBA starts its 2021/22 championship this Tuesday (19) in more conditions. Close to normality. Aspects related to the Covid-19 pandemic are still part of the basketball league’s concerns, and a minority of players who have refused to take the vaccine have made waves in recent weeks. The most recent estimate is that at least 95% of athletes are immunized.
Although the NBA didn’t make it mandatory, it just encouraged d—the vaccination of athletes. New York (from the Knicks and the Nets) and San Francisco (from the Warriors) don’t allow people without a vaccination card.
In any case, being able to count on fans in the gymnasiums from the start and resuming the usual schedule of 82 games per team in the regular season is a relief to the NBA’s coffers and morale in the year it celebrates its 75th anniversary. Several actions related to the date will be carried out over the next few months, starting with the release, this week, of a list drawn up by the league’s guests with the 75 best players in its history —controversies and debates insight.