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Fast Break: What The NBA’s December Start Means For Sports Bettors from USBets' Eric Raskin

The typical NBA offseason lasts about four months. This offseason, with the 2020-21 campaign now officially set to begin on Dec. 22, will span only 72 days.

That will be the fewest days between the conclusion of one season and the start of the next in major American team sports history.

But while the world champion Los Angeles Lakers and runner-up Miami Heat will have only 10 weeks off, eight other NBA teams will have been resting up (and/or rusting up) for more than nine months by the time the first games tip off.

Attempting to play sports during the COVID-19 pandemic has severely tested the adaptability of every league, and it in turn tests the adaptability of everyone who wagers on sports.


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