|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Sunday, 24 May 2009 10:54|
NBA Playoffs odds Sunday will feature game 2 of the eastern conference sports betting series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic. NBA Playoffs odds heavily favored the Cavaliers in this sports betting series but the Magic stunned Cleveland in game 1 with a 107-106 win as 8.5-point road dogs.
With that huge upset against the NBA Playoffs odds, the Orlando Magic showed sports betting fans that they are a legitimate contender and a team that is not going to fold up and go away in the eastern conference finals.
Center Dwight Howard was a major reason for Orlando’s success this season and their advancement against the NBA Playoffs odds. Howard had a monster game 1 in that upset win for the Magic over Cleveland as he had 30 points and 13 rebounds. LeBron James had 49 points for the Cavaliers in a Herculean attempt to bail them out but in the end it was not enough to overcome the NBA Playoffs odds.
Defense is a major reason for Orlando’s success against the NBA Playoffs odds. The Magic ranked 3rd overall in the NBA for playoff defense. On offense the Magic raked 7th against the NBA Playoffs odds. Howard has been the leading rebound man against the NBA Playoffs odds with a NBA best 16.6 per game as he is having a monster post season and becoming a household name.
Cleveland had the top ranked defense against the NBA Playoffs odds and their offense is nearly all James, who led the NBA in playoff scoring with an average of 32.9 points per game. Cleveland’s lack of scoring depth is a cause for concern this deep in the playoffs and it certainly came back to bite them in game 1. The Cavaliers ranked only 8th in the NBA for team scoring in the post season. The Cavaliers were one of the most profitable teams in the NBA playoffs with just 1 loss in their first 9 games against the spread. 6 out of those 9 games went under the total.
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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.