CT Online Sports Betting in Time for First NBA Weekend: Pick Your Favorites
The 2021-22 NBA regular season tipped off Tuesday, the same day that sports betting went live in Connecticut.
The Milwaukee Bucks won last season's Finals with a 4-2 series win against the Phoenix Suns. The Bucks beat Miami, Brooklyn and Atlanta to advance, and the Suns knocked off the Lakers, the Nuggets and the Clippers to get to the Finals.
The Lakers won the 2020 championship in the bubble for LeBron James' fourth championship, and the Golden State Warriors could be back with the return of Klay Thompson from injury.
NBA Teams CT Sports Bettors Love
While there is no NBA franchise in Connecticut, the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics are the majority of fans in the state follow.
The Knicks are a long shot to come out of the Eastern Conference, with FanDuel Sportsbook putting them at +4600, just outside the top eight. The Celtics are picked to finish fourth in the conference, at +1800 to win it.
NBA Odds: Who’s Favored to Win?
FanDuel has the Brooklyn Nets and LA Lakers as the favorites for the NBA Finals, with the Nets at +120 and the Lakers at +195.
Brooklyn still has the Kyrie Irving issue. Irving didn't play in Tuesday's 127-104 loss to the Bucks and could miss considerable time because he's not vaccinated. Last month, New York City enacted a mandate requiring those going to a public gym, such as Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden, to get at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot and Irving has refused to do so.
The Lakers also lost their first game, 121-114 to the Warriors. James had 34 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
DraftKings Sportsbook has the Bucks at +390 to win the title and that win against Brookly got them off to a good start to the season.
Behind the Lakers, DraftKings has the Warriors, Suns and Clippers.
Connecticut Online Sports Betting: Where and When?
Online sports betting is open for all Connecticut sports bettors on Tuesday. In addition to DraftKings and FanDuel, there is also the chance to wager on the NBA games at SugarHouse. These are first-class online sportsbooks and there are some great basketball wagering opportunities. It goes without saying that there will be an exciting pre-game and In-Play service available for every NBA game.
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