|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 03 June 2009 08:48|
2009 NBA Finals players can find many different ways to participate in this sports betting series between the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers. 2009 NBA Finals gambling can begin with a wager on the series odds. This is simply a sports betting choice of who a gambler thinks will win the series.
Form there, gamblers can wager on the 2009 NBA Finals game by game with the regular point spread. In game one, for example, the Lakers were 6-point home favorites. That means that they would have to beat the Magic by more than 6 points for the sports betting “cover.”
Another way to bet the 2009 NBA Finals would be the money line. This is a way to avoid the point spread and simply lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the underdog. Many gamblers prefer the money line when betting favorites as they don’t have to sweat out the points that they would have to lay on the 2009 NBA Finals by betting point spread sides.
Over/under totals are another great way to bet on the 2009 NBA Finals. In game one between the Magic and Lakers the total opened at 206. If the combined score between the two teams stayed under 206 then the 2009 NBA Finals result would be an “under.” If, on the other hand, the combined score between the two teams went over 206 the 2009 NBA Finals result would be considered an “over.” Keep in mind that when betting totals it doesn’t matter which team wins the game.
Halves are yet another attractive option to bet on the 2009 NBA Finals with. This is where a gambler can wager on either the first or the second half, (or both) of a game. Many gamblers like to bet the second half of games as they can often compare the half time line to the opening regular line and get a far better price on the side that they originally wanted before the start of the game. Betting the second half also gives a gambler the opportunity to evaluate the action in the first half before making a play. You can bet both sides and totals when wagering on halves.
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.