NBA Lockout Prop Bets Roundup
According to the oddsmakers at the sportsbooks it's now more likely that the NBA will cancel its 2011/12 season entirely than it is they'll end up playing games.
On the NBA props market at Bovada you can get a +125 price right now on the NBA cancelling the 2011/12 season, while the league playing a full 82-game schedule is set as the second-favorite on that list at +160 odds.
Think the league and its players will settle their differences in time to have a season that lasts between 51 and 81 games? That scenario sits at +400 odds on the NBA prop bet, while a season that goes 1-50 games is set at +300 odds.
The NBA doesn't want to have to cancel any regular season games, but they've already started to pull the plug on their preseason contests. NBA commissioner David Stern has already cancelled all exhibition games scheduled for October 9-15.
As well, if talks drag on much longer the start date for the NBA's regular season is going to have to be at least pushed back – the first games that matter are scheduled to tip off on November 1. Training camps originally were slated to begin on October 3.
And as negotiations stagnate teams overseas are going to be taking harder runs at signing up NBA stars for their clubs this season. Italy's Virtus Bologna reportedly has its sights set on Kobe Bryant, and at Bovada the line on the Lakers superstar going to play overseas this season currently sits at -200.
Here's a look at some of the current NBA lockout prop bets at Bovada:
How many games will be played by each team in the 2011-2012 NBA regular season?
82 Games +160
51-81 Games +400
1-50 Games +300
No 2011-2012 Regular Season +125
Will Kobe Bryant play overseas at any point during the 2011-2012 NBA season?
Will Derrick Rose play overseas at any point during the 2011-2012 NBA season?