Every NBA betting fans is hoping for a great series in the upcoming NBA Finals betting action but for all intents and purposes the NBA betting odds experts and the sports betting world at large have already handed this basketball betting series to the Lakers.
After all, the Lakers are the defending NBA betting champions, the team’s roster is younger, more talented and has won more games (57-25 vs. 50-32). The Lakers have a dominating trio of big men, the best shooting guard in the world and youth on their side. The Celtics have three aging superstars and even older role players coming off the bench. On paper the Lakers win this NBA betting odds matchup up in a landslide.
But before you write off the Boston Celtics you should consider that the team’s Big Three might be another year older but this trio has still been dynamite so far in the 2010 NBA playoff betting action.
Consider that this trio of All-Stars is averaging over 50 ppg during the NBA playoff action so far this year. Paul Pierce leads the Celtics in scoring at 19.1 per game. He’s also contributed on the boards and is averaging over a rebound per minute (106 boards in 104 minutes). He’s only gotten better as the NBA postseason odds action has worn on and he’ll surely be saving his best for last as he looks to collect his second NBA Finals betting MVP award in three years.
Ray Allen is second on the team in scoring and has been sizzling from the perimeter during the playoffs. He’s averaging 16.8 ppg and shooting a scorching 42.3 percent from behind the arch. Arguably the greatest 3-point shooter in basketball betting history Allen has a chance to add to his legacy this series. He’s also shooting 45.8% from the field which is even more impressive considering most of his shots are jumpers for 15 ft or more.
Kevin Garnett is the heart and soul of this team and the missing ingredient in last year’s nightmare NBA betting season. But he’s back this year, a year older, but healthy and ready to contribute to another Celtics NBA betting championship. He’s averaging just under 15 ppg (14.9) and over9 boards per game. But his real contribution has been on defense and if he can shut down Pao Gasol the Celtics have real chance to bring home another NBA betting banner this year.