|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NBA Final odds for game 2 of the sports betting series between the Orlando Magic and Los Angles Lakers have LA opening as a 6.5-point chalk with a total of 203.5. NBA Final odds were blown away by the Lakers in game 1 of this sports betting series as LA scored a 100-75 win and cover as 6 point chalks with the game going over the total of 205.5.
The Lakers enter game 4 action against the NBA Final odds having beaten the sports betting line in 3 out of their last 4 games. The Lakers continue to trend under against the NBA Final odds as they have gone over the total in just 4 out of their last 17 games against the number. LA is now 10-9 against the spread for the post season.
Orlando enters game 4 action against the NBA Final odds having beaten the line in 6 out of their last 8 games. They have gone over the total in 5 out of their last 7 games.
The Lakers are the 3rd ranked offensive team in the NBA post season as they prepare for game 4 against the NBA Final odds. The Lakers are averaging 102.7 points per game. The Lakers defense, on the other hand, ranks only 8th in the NBA playoffs as it has allowed an average of 95.2 points per game. The Laker defense in game 1 against the NBA Final odds was particularly impressive as it had its best performance of the post season holding the Magic to under 30% shooting from the floor and suffocating Orlando center Dwight Howard, who was held to just 12 points.
Kobe Bryant led all scorers in game 1 against the NBA Final odds with 40 points. Bryant has scored at least 32 points or more in 6 out of his last 7 games and was easily the best player on the floor in game 1 against the NBA Final odds.
The Magic can be expected to bring an extra effort to game 2 in order to avoid a 0-2 series deficit but the Lakers will come strong at home to gain the upper hand making for a great handicapping challenge!
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.