The 2020 NBA is set to restart in the Orlando bubble this weekend with a final eight game stretch before the playoffs. Keep reading for the top games you need to watch and bet on over the opening weekend of the NBA Orlando bubble restart.
NBA Orlando Bubble Opening Weekend Betting Outlook
Thursday, July 30
Utah at New Orleans at 6:30 PM ET (TNT)
Will Jazz center Rudy Goebert lock the paint on Zion Williamson. Is there anyone on the Pelicans roster than can slow Jazz all-star ‘Spyda’ Mitchell? Can the young and desperate Pelicans pull off the big upset against a Jazz squad that is fourth out West, behind both LA powerhouses and Denver? Stay tuned!
LA Clippers at LA Lakers at 9:00 PM ET (TNT)
The Clippers took the first two meetings before LeBron and company left an indelible impression by getting the win in their third meeting? Can the prohibitive favored Lakers get it done without defensive ace Avery Bradley or do the loaded Clippers simply possess to much talent?
Friday, July 31
Boston at Milwaukee at 6:30 PM ET (ESPN)
Sue, the Celtics, like everyone else, might not be able to slow reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, but they’ve got a quartet of players that can all put 20 points on the board in any contest, not to mention, their own blossoming superstar in sweet-shooting forward Jayson Tatum (23.6 ppg).
Houston at Dallas at 9:00 PM ET (ESPN)
There should be offensive fireworks in this affair as James Harden and Russell Westbrook take a gazillion shots for the offensive-minded Rockets while Luka Doncic and the reemerging Kristaps Porzingis try to help the dangerous Mavs keep pace.
Saturday, August 1
Miami at Denver at 1:00 PM ET (ESPN)
Will Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo provide enough offense for Miami to keep up with a Nuggets team that has been knocking on the championship door for the last two seasons? Will a slimmed-down Nikola Jokic take his already prolific skillset to a whole new level after shedding several pounds during the break?
Utah at Oklahoma City at 3:30 PM ET (ESPN)
The Jazz will try to use their elite defense to get the win in this one, but the Thunder are quietly dangerous with their trio of talented point guards in Chris Paul, Dennis Schroeder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander?
Sunday, August 2
Portland at Boston at 3:30 PM ET (ABC)
Can the desperate Blazers get their act together after floundering all season long or will Boston’s more cohesive roster of young talent simply be too much for Portland to keep up with?
Milwaukee at Houston at 8:30 PM ET (ABC)
Will Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo make James Harden eat his disparaging words about the league’s reigning MVP? Will the Rockets play any defense in this matchup. Hell, maybe a better question is…can Houston play any sort of competent defense?