In what has become one of the most surprising developments in the NBA betting odds post season the Boston Celtics will look to close out the Eastern Conference Finals tonight against the Orlando Magic. What’s surprising isn’t so much the fact that the Celtics are leading this NBA playoff betting series (although that is mildly surprising considering Boston’s chances in the basketball betting were slim prior to the playoffs), but the ease in which they’re beating the Magic.
The Orlando Magic (59-23) entered the NBA playoff betting with the second best record in the NBA odds and the hottest team in the league. They entered the basketball betting post season on a 9-1 roll and were the only team to sweep both their first round opponents.
Now the Magic find that they are on the wrong end of an NBA playoff betting sweep and in desperate need of basketball betting miracle to not only win Game 4 on the road in Boston, but remain relevant this NBA betting season.
Boston (50-32) entered the NBA playoff odds action on 3-7 slide, and seemed like a team that was about ready to fall apart. But after dispatching the Miami Heat in round one of the NBA playoff betting, the team then knocked out the Cleveland Cavs and LeBron James. That basketball betting win sent a strong signal to rest of the NBA betting competition, but still the Magic looked like the team to beat.
But Boston’s defense has been stifling and the team’s poise has been admirable. Some observers might note that the Magic’s offense has been awful, but much of that has to do with the Celtic’s terrific team Defense. After being held to just 71 points in Game 4 blow out loss it’s hard to see how the Magic will bounce back.
The team hasn’t had a single player able to put up points consistently in this NBA betting series and it doesn’t look that’s about to change any time soon. Star center Dwight Howard had just 7 points in Game 4 on 30% shooting from the field. And swingman Rashard Lewis is averaging just 4 points a game this series.
The Magic look like a broken team and seems almost inevitable that the Celtics will sweep the Magic and await the winner of the Lakers vs. Suns NBA playoff betting series for a shot at yet another NBA title.