The LA Lakers are not in an enviable position right now down 3-2 in the NBA Finals betting action, knowing that just one more loss and the team’s entire season is flushed down the toilet. But there are worse positions to be in and nobody that knows anything about basketball betting believes that the Lakers are complete out of this series just yet. The Boston Celtics have played well and have gotten a little home cooking’ at the TD Garden but as this NBA betting series heads back to the Big Stapler in LA the Lakers are in pretty good shape and should push a Game 7.
In order for that to happen and sports betting fans getting the opportunity to wager on a Game 7 thriller the Lakers have to win Game 6 at home. Not impossible to do by any stretch of the imagination but nothing have been easy for the Lakers during this year’s NBA Finals betting action and credit must be given to the Boston Celtics for playing excellent defense and balanced offense throughout this series.
If the Lakers are going to win they have to score more points in Game 6. The Lakers have been held to less than 100 points four times in this series and have won only one of those games. With a 25% winning percentage when the team scores under 100 points it’s not difficult to understand why it’s in the team’s benefit to break the century barrier on the score board. That should be no problem for the Lakers right? They have the best score in basketball betting in Kobe Bryant, he’s been torching the Celts defense all series long averaging over 30 points per game.
But that’s the problem. When the Lakers offense becomes dependent on Bryant it become stagnant, predictable and is at its weakest. Against a quality team like the Celtics, Bryant will have to score 50+ if the Lakers are going to win in a Kobe-centered offensive game plan.
The Lakers much get their big men involved if they are going to win Game 6 of this NBA Finals betting action and push a Game 7.
Pao Gasol and Andrew Bynum (18 points combined) were non-existent in Game 5 and that’s why the Celts won. If the Lakers don’t get the ball in these big men’s hands more in Game 6, it will be last game of this NBA betting series.