What NBA betting fan, aside from anyone living within 100 mile radius of Boston would have thought the Boston Celtics would be in the position they’re in. After barely wining the Atlantic Division (the easiest division in basketball betting) and entering the playoffs on a 4-8 slide (50-32 overall) the NBA playoff betting prognosis looked awfully grim for the Celts.
The staved off the Miami Heat –a terrible team- in the first round of the NBA playoff betting action it seemed as if that would be it for the Celtics. There was no way they could knock off the NBA odds favorite Cleveland Cavaliers and King James. But LeBron’s teammates supposedly got romantic with his mother and the team crumbled as the Celts steamrolled the once mighty Cavs (61-21) in fix games.
Than came the Orlando Magic a team that not only looked invincible coming into the Eastern Conference Finals but, in fact, to that point in the playoff betting action was. The Magic had swept both its first and second round opponents in the NBA playoff betting action and had yet to lose a game in the 2010 NBA playoff betting action after rattling off 8 straight wins.
The Celtics humiliated the Magic and the rest is history.
In the NBA Finals it looked as if the aging and beat up Celtics were headed for certain NBA betting defeat at the hands of a superior LA Lakers squad. The Lakers had the better regular season record (57-25), were the #1 seed in the West and the defending NBA betting champion.
LA also had a better coach (Phil Jackson), a better star player (Kobe Bryant) and had more talent at every position on the floor except for the point guard position.
Yet here we are, with 5 NBA Finals betting games down the hatch the Celtics are in control of the series with a 3-2 lead and with a win on Tuesday can turn this mother out and a second NBA betting title in three years to go with the many banners already hanging in the hallowed Boston Garden rafters.