And then there were 16. The NBA playoffs have been set. The tournament to decide it all starts on Monday August 17th, 2020.
The tournament is in the special “bubble” in Orlando Florida which has been created to keep the players from getting the corona-virus. The entirety of the playoffs will be played there. So, it is a good idea to not factor in home court advantage when handicapping these games.
It was no doubt coming into these series that the Lakers and the Bucks would be seeded highest and that they would be the most heavily favored over their first round opponent. What is in doubt is exactly which opponent the Lakers will play. That is being ironed out this weekend. We have included odds for both variables. Odds are provided by BetMGM Sportsbook