NBA Finals betting fans are in for a treat on Thursday. When the LA Lakers and the Boston Celtics take the floor at the Staples Center in LA all the marbles will be on the line and fans should see two veteran squads playing basketball at the very highest level. Anything less would be a major let down to basketball wagering fans and these teams definitely know what’s at stake during this single most important NBA betting game of the year.
Best of all as there’s pressure on the officiating squad to extend the series to another game sports betting fans might actually see some fair and accurate call-making by the refs as well. And that would be tremendously positive development for this year’s NBA Finals betting action.
LA will still have a bit of an advantage playing at home as the crowd will be supportive and it’s impossible to totally eliminate the ‘home cookin’ in the NBA betting. And with the knee sprain the Celtics’ starting center, Kendrick Perkins, the Lakers might have another huge advantage in this basketball betting matchup.
Perkins is hardly the key piece to Boston’s success, as he’s average just 6 points and 6 rebounds a game, but he’s big and he’s physical and he’s one of the major reason the Lakers big men have been posting awful stat sheets for most of this NBA Finals betting series.
If Boston is going to win Game 7 on the road it’s going to have to be another complete offensive game by its key players. There aren’t enough shots for all of the team’s ‘Big Four’ to light up the score board, but if three of these guys (KG, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo), and that group must include Rondo, can have big scoring games they will beat the Lakers.
On the other hand, if the Lakers defense is aggressive and shuts down the Celtics’ weapons once again it will be another blowout. The Lakers have been schizophrenic this series looking unbeatable one game and garbage the next.
Hopefully with some good officiating both teams are able to play to their potential and we’ll see once and for all (or at least in one game) which team really is the best in the NBA betting action.