|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 01 June 2009 10:58|
2009 NBA Finals action between the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers will mark the end of a phenomenal post season of NBA sports betting. 2009 NBA Finals were not expected to include the Orlando Magic, which was just one of many great sports betting stories in the playoffs this year.
2009 NBA Finals were at first expected to be the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers as there was considerable sports betting hype about a potential matchup of the ultimate super stars in Kobe Bryant of the Lakers and LeBron James of the Cavaliers. But a third NBA super star is going to emerge in the 2009 NBA Finals as a household name as Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic has established himself as the game’s greatest center and a force for years to come.
Cleveland was so dominant in the first two rounds of the playoffs that they seemed a certainty for the 2009 NBA Finals. The Magic were an after thought, especially after struggling in the second round against another team that was touted in the pre season as a near lock for the 2009 NBA Finals; the Boston Celtics. But Boston lost star center Kevin Garnett to injury right before the playoffs and that damaged their chances, although they took a 3-2 series lead against Orlando before the Magic rallied to win the final two games to steal the series.
There was little doubt about the Lakers making the 2009 NBA Finals as it was simply a question of how much trouble they would encounter on the road. The Denver Nuggets emerged as the most profitable team on the board in the playoffs but proved to simply not have enough to make the 2009 NBA Finals. But Denver will certainly contend in future years with Carmelo Anthony.
Los Angeles will be a heavy favorite to win the 2009 NBA Finals but Howard and the Magic have already pulled off a couple of strong upset wins over Boston and Cleveland so they are not likely to be intimidated by the odds or the hype.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.