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Oddsmakers Don’t Expect NBA Games To Start Before July

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Oddsmakers don’t expect NBA games to start again for several months because of coronavirus.

WEEI reported the line on BetOnline.ag for the season not returning before July 1 because of coronavirus is at -180. The line for games starting by July 1 is at +140. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

That means oddsmakers don’t feel confident we’ll be seeing NBA action in the next few months.

 

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A Letter to NBA Fans

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I don’t like this at all. July is a huge month for sports. It’s not a huge month because I give a damn about the NBA.

I really don’t, but football practices will be underway across America by early August. If basketball isn’t back by then, you can bet football will be put on high alert for getting called off.

 

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Decrease Coronavirus Risk • #NBATogether

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I can’t stress this enough. I really can’t. We need to deal with this virus, which has infected several NBA players, as quickly as possible.

You win wars by striking hard and fast. You win wars by landing right hooks and drilling 50-yard passes down field. You have to be big and bold.

 

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That’s what we need to do against coronavirus if we ever want our sports to return. So, let’s tighten our bootstraps, buckle down and get to work.