Sport 70% of eligible NBA players have received COVID-19 vaccine boosters?
Knicks vs. Wizards prediction, odds, spread, line: 2021 NBA picks, Dec. 23 best bets from model on 46-23 run
SportsLine's model just revealed its NBA picks today for New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards MoneylineSpreadTotal NY -145 BET NOW -2.5-110BET NOW o206.5-110BET NOW WAS +125 BET NOW +2.5-110BET NOW u206.5-110BET NOW Why the Wizards can coverWashington's offense is efficient in many areas, but will be without Bradley Beal, who projected to be the best player on the floor for either side. Beal is a three-time NBA All-Star and, in the last seven games, he is averaging 27.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game while shooting 53.5 percent from the floor and 37.0 percent from 3-point range.
It was back in late November when asaid the NBA and National Basketball Players Association were recommending that players and other league personnel receive COVID-19 booster shots by Dec. 1, before the highly contagious Omicron variant swept through sports leagues around the world.
reported early Friday evening that sources say 70% of eligible NBA players, or roughly 350 athletes, have received booster shots. Players were previously considered eligible for boosters at least two months after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and at least six months after getting the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Lakers vs. Nets prediction, odds, line: 2021 Christmas Day NBA picks, best bets from model on 46-23 roll
SportsLine's model just revealed its Christmas Day NBA picks for Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles LakersTip-off from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles is set for 8 p.m. ET. Los Angeles leads the all-time series 66-27, including a 13-9 mark at Crypto.com Arena. The Nets are one-point favorites in the latest Nets vs. Lakers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 226. Before making any Lakers vs. Nets picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.
According to(h/t KRQE), the Food and Drug Administration has since shortened booster timelines to five months rather than six for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Additionally, ESPN reports 100% of the league's current COVID-19 cases can be linked to the Omicron variant.
Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, non-boosted players must undergo daily COVID-19 testing through at least the All-Star break next month. Those individuals also face stricter guidelines related to attending indoor social events at public or private establishments.
The NBA and NBPA recentlyto altered protocols that could allow certain fully vaccinated and asymptomatic players to return off the COVID-19 list faster than before depending on their cycle threshold levels. Ideally, such rules coupled with incentivizing receiving booster shots will help the NBA avoid postponing handfuls of games because of COVID-19 outbreaks among squads through the season's second half.
Warriors vs. Suns prediction, odds, line: 2021 Christmas Day NBA picks, best bets from model on 46-23 roll
SportsLine's model just revealed its NBA picks today for Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day 2021Tipoff is set for 5 p.m ET at Footprint Center in Phoenix. Caesars Sportsbook lists Phoenix as a six-point favorite in its latest Warriors vs. Suns odds, and the over-under for total points scored is 214.5, down significantly from the opening line. Before making any Suns vs. Warriors picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Warriors vs. Bulls prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 14 best bets from model on 52-28 run .
SportsLine's model just revealed its NBA picks today for Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors MoneylineSpreadTotal CHI -180 BET NOW -4-110BET NOW o221.5-110BET NOW GS +155 BET NOW +4-110BET NOW u221.5-110BET NOW Why the Warriors can coverThe Warriors are enjoying a great deal of success in 2021-22, with strong units on both offense and defense. Golden State leads the NBA in defensive efficiency, allowing fewer than 1.03 points per possession. The Warriors are also No. 1 in the league in field-goal percentage allowed, with opponents making fewer than 43 percent of shots.