|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NBA Playoffs odds will be set for the opening game of the second round of NBA betting post season action between the Mavericks and Nuggets. NBA Playoffs odds had a bit of an upset in the first round as Dallas scored a NBA betting upset by taking their series over San Antonio.
The Mavericks beat the Spurs in five games and covered 4 of those games against the NBA Playoffs odds to make the second round. Just one of those games went under the NBA betting total. Dallas had an outstanding team effort in that opening round series against the Spurs as it was a group performance that made them so successful against the NBA Playoffs odds.
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas' top player in the regular season, maintained that status against the NBA Playoffs odds as he had 19.2-points per game along with 8.6-rebounds per game. Josh Howard has also been impressive for Dallas against the NBA Playoffs odds as he was averaging 18.8-points per game.
Three other Mavericks are averaging in double figures so far in the playoffs. Jason Terry was averaging 13.4-points per game, Jose Berea was averaging 10-points per game and Jason Kidd was also averaging 10-points per game while leading the Mavericks with 28 assists. Dallas has gotten the cash in eight out of their last eleven games.
The Denver Nuggets also needed just five games to dispatch of their opening round opponent, the New Orleans Hornets. Denver beat the
Denver has lost just 17 out of their 44 home games against the spread this season. Carmelo Anthony has been the main man for the Nuggets against the NBA Playoffs odds as he averaged 24-points per game in the opening round. Chauncey Billups has also excelled with an average of 22.6-points per game. JR Smith averaged 16-per game in the first round.
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