|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Sunday, 10 May 2009 10:16|
NBA Playoffs odds will be set Sunday for those who bet on sports with game four of the western conference series between the Lakers and Rockets from Houston. NBA Playoffs odds were split for those who bet on sports in the first two games in Los Angeles before the series shifted to Houston.
Neither team has been particularly strong against the NBA Playoffs odds so far as Houston was an even 4-4 for those who bet on sports with them this post season while the Lakers were 3-4 against the NBA Playoffs odds.
Houston has been a strong rebounding and defensive team thus far against the NBA Playoffs odds. The Rockets ranked 4th overall in the NBA post season charts for rebounding and 5th overall for defense. The Lakers ranked 4th overall on offense, which is their clear strength against the NBA Playoffs odds. On defense, conversely, the Lakers ranked only 12th. Houston ranked 9th overall on offense. The strengths of the Laker offense and Rocket defense clashing in this series matchup is considered the key against the NBA Playoffs odds.
So far Houston has had a strong team effort against the NBA Playoffs odds as they have four players averaging in double figures. Veteran forward Ron Artest led the Rockets with 17.5-points per game. Center Yao Ming was right behind Artest with 16.9-points per game. Yao is also the top rebounder on the Rockets with 10.5-per game. Guard Aaron Brooks was averaging 15.5-points per game while forward Luis Scola was averaging 14.9-points per game.
As expected Kobe Bryant has been the main man for the Lakers against the NBA Playoffs odds. Bryant was averaging 29.9-points per game. Pau Gasol also was strong with 18.3-points per game along with 10.3-rebounds per game. Lamar Odom has also been a strong rebounder with 10.1-per game.
The Lakers were actually a better board value on the road this year as they were 24-19 against the spread when traveling. Houston was 21-22-1 against the spread as a host with 26 out of those 44 games going 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.