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Vegas doesn't think there will be an NBA season

Posted on: September 30, 2011 2:29 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Typically the way gambling works is that you bet on the outcome of a game. But in this case, you can throw down some money on there not being any. has released their odds on how many games the NBA will play this year. All 82? That's 8/5. Somewhere between 51 and 81 games? 4/1. Just one to 50? 3/1.

But the best odds? Bad news everybody: Those are set at 5/4. So Vegas doesn't see a season happening.

Question is: Where's the smart money at? I'm already in the camp that the season's starting on time, so I would go with 8/5 on all 82. I definitely wouldn't not go for one to 50. With David Stern's apparent threats and the inkling to just cancel the whole thing once a lockout dips in January, I don't see that happening.

But 51-81 seems like a safe bet. With the positive momentum right now, it's reasonable to see the start of the season delayed by a couple weeks, but still getting a good 75 games in or so. And even 51, that would have the season starting in early January, which seems reasonable.

Honestly, the worst bet to me is on the season being cancelled. I'm an optimist when it comes to this through and through, so I don't read into a lot of the doom and gloom statements. The league's looking at a big weekend with important meetings on Friday and possibly Saturday and Sunday. So it might be best to wait until Monday to lay down anything on it.

You know, if gambling were legal and all.
Category: NBA

Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: October 1, 2011 2:11 pm

Vegas doesn't think there will be an NBA season

Mr. Young this is a stupid article. Tell me your not being paid for this garbage? Who the heck even cares if Vegas thinks the NBA will not have a season, I for one do not care about their odds to win a game in any sport, or this garbage. What were there odds for having the Heat win the finals? I think they will get the mess straightened out they seem to be trying real hard to get the season underway, I may eat my words this weekend, but the NBA will be back in Nov.

Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: October 1, 2011 1:06 am

Vegas doesn't think there will be an NBA season is not Vegas you moron and you can NOT bet anywhere in Vegas on how many games the NBA will play this year that is highly illegal to bet on something that can be controlled but you just write articles without doing any research about Vegas

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