|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 06 May 2009 09:51|
NBA Playoffs odds will be set for sportsbook betting action on game two of the western conference semi final series between the Rockets and Lakers from LA. NBA Playoffs odds handicappers were surprised in their game one sportsbook betting as Houston pulled off a 100-92 upset win as 8.5-point road dogs.
Houston got the cash against the NBA Playoffs odds with a strong team effort on both ends of the floor. One advantage that the Rockets figured to have in this sportsbook betting matchup was their defense, which was superior to Los Angeles’ during the regular season.
The Rockets took the advantage in the first quarter of game one and never looked back. Veteran Ron Artest was a significant asset against the NBA Playoffs odds as he scored 21 points while dishing out 7 assists. Artest goes back many years in battles against the NBA Playoffs odds as does Houston head coach Rick Adelman, who had many successful teams in Sacramento and lost an epic seven game series against the NBA Playoffs odds versus the Lakers a few years ago.
Yao Ming was the big star in game one for the Rockets as he poured in 28 points while pulling down 10 rebounds. Aaron Brooks also was significant in Houston’s win against the NBA Playoffs odds as he had 19 points. Houston held the Lakers to 44.3% shooting from the floor in the win. Kobe Bryant came up big for Los Angeles in game one with 32 points.
So far Houston has been one of the best teams against the NBA Playoffs odds for both defense and rebounding. The Rockets rank 4th in the NBA playoffs for rebounding and 5th in the NBA playoffs for defense. The Lakers are, conversely, one of the better offensive teams against the NBA Playoffs odds and rank 4th overall in the playoffs for scoring.
So far in the post season Bryant is averaging 28.2 points per game and leads LA in assists with 32. Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol are both averaging 10 rebounds per game. Yao leads the Rockets with 17.6 points per game as well as 10.6 rebounds per game. Artest is right behind with 16.4-points per game.
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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.