The NBA is set to return to action on July 30 with 22 teams ready to compete for the 2020 league title. Each of the 22 contending teams will finish their regular seasons in Orlando, Florida, before the top 16 teams qualify to compete in the playoffs.

No sport is more star studded than the NBA and that makes things more interesting for sports bettors. Many New Jersey sports betting sites are running special promotions to celebrate the return of the NBA and other sports after an absence of more than four months. 

Star players like LeBron James, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and rookie of the year favorite Zion Williamson will be back on the court competing for the NBA title. Whether you’re a fan of the Lakers, Celtics, Spurs or Pelicans, there will be plenty of exciting basketball action to wager on.

Bet on individual games, make a parlay of three games or more or pick the winner of any of the league’s exciting playoff series. Or you can place a bet now on what team will win the NBA championship this year for bigger odds and a chance to win even more money.

You can also place bets on the performance of your favorite players and how they will do in any game or series. The possibilities are nearly endless as the game’s biggest stars return to the court and provide bettors with some long-awaited action.

Some things will be different when play resumes. There will be no fans in attendance at games for obvious reasons because of the ongoing pandemic. Also, since every game will be taking place in Orlando, there will be no home-court advantage. 

When watching games, fans will be able to hear their favorite players talking on the court whether its conversations with teammates and coaches or trash talking with opponents. All of this should serve to make the games even more interesting when the teams return to action later this month.

How will the long layoff effect the players and teams when they return? Who will be sharp and who will be rusty? Who stayed in shape and who took the last few months off? If you know, you could make some big money as a result, but only if you head to a New Jersey-based online casino and place your wager.