|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Tuesday, 19 May 2009 09:59|
NBA Playoffs odds were beaten in more ways than one by the Orlando Magic in their dramatic 7-game sports betting win over the Boston Celtics. NBA Playoffs odds favored the home-standing and defending NBA champion Celtics in game 7 but the Magic proved their sports betting worth in a dominating win to clinch the series.
Orlando beat the NBA Playoffs odds 101-82 at Boston as 2.5-point road dogs to complete a strong sports betting recovery in which they rallied from a 2-3 game deficit against the NBA Playoffs odds to win the right to play for the eastern conference title against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Hedo Turkogulu was a significant asset against the NBA Playoffs odds for Orlando in game 7 as he led the Magic with 25 points and 12 assists. Center Dwight Howard contributed 16 rebounds and 12 points to continue his status as one of the most important players for Orlando against the NBA Playoffs odds. Rashard Lewis added 19 points. The Orlando defense was another strong factor in their win over Boston against the NBA Playoffs odds as they held Boston to under 40% shooting. Orlando shot 51.4% from the floor.
Lewis leads Orlando in scoring so far in the post season with an average of 19.8-points per game while Howard is averaging 19.6-points per game against the NBA Playoffs odds. Orlando has been strong on defense throughout the post season and ranks 3rd overall in defense after two rounds against the NBA Playoffs odds. Orlando’s offense has been a little above normal and ranked 7th overall in the NBA playoffs.
Howard is the leading playoff rebounder for Orlando as he is averaging 16.6-boards per game in a dominating performance that demonstrates his importance and value to the Magic. Howard will have to pick up his offensive performance in the eastern conference finals to counter Cleveland’s LeBron James, who has been the best player thus far in the post season.
Orlando heads into the eastern conference finals having covered 6 out of their last 9 games. Just 4 of Orlando’s 13 playoff games have gone over 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.