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  • depalma13

    Seriously, what is the reason for this?

    It seems to be a bigger mystery than where that Malaysian plane went in 2014.

    How difficult is it to change the program from 19:00 to 19:10?

    Come on reps, answer this one question.

  • Kpulsi01

    NBA tips off at different times, it’s not always exactly 7:10 (EST for all examples). NFL games kick off at 1:02, NHL puck drop is at 7:08 most nights; MLB is the only main sport that lists staggered start times that are accurate up to first pitch. You’ll see the same on ESPN.com or other sports sites, it’s when the league defines their start times at, DFS sites aren’t going to change away from the official start times listed.

  • 2Slik

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    It’s frustrating that there isn’t better control of the matter and maybe with the NBA aligning itself with sports betting that will become better defined…

    I will say this there are currently a few reasons to keep it as is. I’ve notice that Toronto home games do actually start at 7 if not a tick later. Also, DK specifically kills lineups and refunds the money in the past when games start before lock. It’s rare but worth locking early for both users and the site given the situation.

    Let’s hope they address this in the offseason. It’s not good for the betting community when starting player A tweaks something or the training staff changes their opinion after lineups but before tip.

  • yisman

    The nba is ridiculous with start times.

    I remember in past years the first game of a TNT doubleheader would actually tip on the hour (8 pm eastern) because they didn’t want the games to overlap. Then the second game (listed at 10:30 eastern) would always start at least 10 minutes late. A few times it was 20 minutes late.

    I’m not sure who actually determines when the tip off will be (for normal non-national TV games) but there is no consistency.

    The league office apparently doesn’t care and the home teams do what they want, just like the NBA doesn’t care if teams lie on the injury reports.

  • tomac

    It’s pretty much 7:10 et, or 10 minutes after the listed start time. This would solve a ton of late scratch issues. Those 10 minutes are when most of these decisions are made.

  • yisman

    @tomac said...

    It’s pretty much 7:10 et, or 10 minutes after the listed start time. This would solve a ton of late scratch issues. Those 10 minutes are when most of these decisions are made.

    in the vast majority of cases, yes

    the problem is they can tip whenever they want starting from the listed start time so in theory if a team decided to have the tip on the hour, that could happen.

    as was mentioned, baseball is the only major sport that has somewhat accurate start times. When they say 7:05 or 7:10, it’s pretty much going to begin within 1 or 2 minutes of that time. Basketball and hockey the start times don’t mean much of anything. Sometimes the teams list 7 PM and then do a prolonged ceremony and the game doesn’t begin until 30 minutes later.

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