Bubble Coach Hot Seat: Over/Under How Many Coaches Are Fired

  • The over/under for the total coaches in the bubble being fired before the seasons start is at 1.5 with the over favored at -130 odds.

ORLANDO, Fla. – As the NBA bubble continues through the eight seeding games, some teams have not been able to get their heads on straight.

When this happens, the first person that a team will look to for answers are the head coaches of these teams.

With the number of teams struggling, online sportsbooks have weighed in on the total number of NBA bubble coaches to be fired before the start of the season.

Total “Bubble Coaches” Fired Before Next Season

  • Over 1.5 Coaches Fired -130
  • Under 1.5 Coaches Fired -110

When bettors really think about this, the over is the favorite for a reason as there are plenty of teams in the bubble right now that could be doing a better job.

Starting with the Memphis Grizzlies head coach, Taylor Jenkins. Jenkins is in his first year as a head coach in the league and before the seasons' hiatus, he was proving to be a great coach as he managed to coach the Grizzlies to the eighth seed after the team missed it the previous two seasons.

However, as soon as the NBA bubble commenced, Memphis has not looked the same.

They have lost all three of their games thus far as they try to hold on to the final spot in the playoffs. If the losing trend continues in the bubble for Jenkins and the Grizzlies, bettors can start hitting the over bet.

Brett Brown

Another coach here that would help push the over bet would be Philadelphia 76ers head coach, Brett Brown. NBA betting sites had to have seen this year's 76ers team while setting the over as the favorite.

Philly has been on a steep downfall this season after posting two consecutive 50+ win seasons as they now sit 10 wins behind the 50 mark.

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There is no doubt that the Sixers have had a great season when playing at home, but when they hit the road, they look horrendous as they have a 10-25 record away from the Wells Fargo Center.

With them being away from home now in the bubble, things have been no different as they lost their first game and just won their second by the skin of their teeth.

Something else that Brett Brown is to blame for that would lose him his job is his decision making. Before the bubble games started, Brown made the decision of shifting Ben Simmons to the power forward slot and move Shake Milton in at point guard.

The question of the day here is, why on earth would he do that if their style of play is working? It is only a matter of time before the Sixers kick brown to the curb and give bettors the over bet.

Alvin Gentry

Before bettors are quick to defend Gentry, they should know that his decision making is not all that great, especially when his team is in a crucial position fighting for a playoff spot.

The back story here is that Zion Williamson left the bubble to tend to a family matter and when he returned, the league forced him into a four-day quarantine period. He is not dealing with any injuries of any sort.

With that being said, bettors and fans would think that Williamson would be back with no minute restriction. Think again as Gentry hit Zion with a limits restriction since he’s been back and the team has lost two of their three bubble games because of it.

For a team pushing for a playoff spot, bettors would expect all their players to be available to the fullest but that is not the case here which is why he is a factor in the over being favored.