|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Friday, 08 May 2009 08:45|
NBA Playoffs odds for Friday will include game three of the Celtics and Magic series for pro basketball sports betting fans. NBA Playoffs odds were split by these teams in the first two sports betting matchups as the Celtics rebounded in game two after losing the opener.
Orlando beat the NBA Playoffs odds and Celtics in game one 95-90 as 1.5-point dogs and the game went over the sports betting total of 185. Five Orlando players were in double figures in an outstanding team effort against the NBA Playoffs odds. All star center Dwight Howard had a monster game with 16 points and a whopping 22 rebounds. The Magic defense was another key to their win against the NBA Playoffs odds as they held the Celtics to 38.5% shooting.
In game two the Celtics were in a virtual must win situation against the NBA Playoffs odds as they would be heading to Orlando for games three and four down 0-2 with another home loss. Boston came through against the NBA Playoffs odds with a 112-94 win and cover as 4-point chalks. The game went over the total of 190. This time the Celtics were far more effective from the floor against the NBA Playoffs odds as they shot 51.2%. Eddie House led Boston with 31 points while Ray Allen had 22.
The major factor in this series for the NBA Playoffs odds is the injury to Boston Center Kevin Garnett. He is out indefinitely, and its not likely that he will be back in action this season. Without Garnett the Celtics are simply not an elite team. Beyond that, he is the one man that is necessary to stop Howard. Boston struggled to get by the Chicago Bulls in a seven game opening round series, which is indicative of Garnett's value and importance to the team.
So far in the playoffs Allen leads the Celtics with 21.7-points per game average. Paul Pierce is right behind with 20.9-points per game. Howard leads Orlando in playoff action with 21.1-points per game along with a staggering 16.1-rebounds per game.
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