|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NBA Finals odds handicappers got a great lesson on how Kobe Bryant is at the peak of his sports betting career as the most valuable player in the Finals as LA beat Orlando 4-1 in games. NBA Finals odds were beaten by the Lakers in 4 out of those 5 sports betting matchups thanks in large part to Bryant, who was one of the top performers in the post season.
Bryant finished the post season averaging 30.2 points per game. Against the NBA Finals odds Bryant was even better as he averaged 33.0 points per game along with 8.0 assists per game. Bryant offered sports betting fans far more than great numbers, however, as his leadership and professionalism were significant intangibles for sportsbook betting success.
Although he did not make it to play against the NBA Finals odds LeBron James must be mentioned as one of the top performers in the post season. After the NBA Finals odds were finally completed James still led the entire NBA playoffs in scoring with an average of 35.3 points per game. He averaged 7.3 assists per game in the playoffs and almost single handedly carried the Cleveland Cavaliers all the way against the NBA Finals odds.
Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic is now firmly ensconced as a household name and NBA superstar center. Howard finished as the top rebound man against the NBA Finals odds as he averaged 15.0 per game. Howard had a tough series against the NBA Finals odds as he was constantly double if not triple teamed by the Lakers but still finished the playoffs with 21.0 points per game scoring.
Pau Gasol earned a lot of respect against the NBA Finals odds due in large part to his play against Howard. Gasol averaged 19.8 points per game in the NBA Finals and was a key defender against the Orlando big man. Gasol averaged 10.6 rebounds per game in the entire post season. He scored at least 20 points in 3 out of the 5 games in the Finals compared to Howard, who was able to exceed 19 points only 1 time.
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.