The most boring, uninteresting, and uninspiring NBA odds match so far in this year’s NBA betting playoff action is the Round 1 matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls. Not that anyone expected this basketball betting series to be a barn-burner but this thing was dead on arrival. The most interesting thing that’s happened in this series is rumors of a Vinnie del Negro and Jim Paxon fist-fight as the NBA betting action on the court has been predictable as and as boring as an after-school special.
Not that anyone expected a #1 seed vs. a #8 seed to be can’t miss sports betting action but would even one close game with an interesting finish be too much to ask? At least in the West the #1 vs. #8 matchup at least has had two semi-close games and a superstar matchup between Kobe and Kevin Durant.
The Chicago Bulls are generally a compelling team to watch but without any major superstars to compete against the Cleveland juggernaut there’s little reason for hope for the Bulls in this basketball betting matchup.
There’s a reason why the Cavs finished NBA betting regular season with the best record I the league (61-21) and his name is LeBron James. His stats are mind boggling (29.7 ppg, 8.6 apg, 7.3 rpg), his physical skills without equal and the Bulls simply have no answer. The truth is the Cavs could probably win this NBA playoff betting series without James but with him it, should take only four un-inspiring games.
The Bulls barely limped into the basketball betting post season and simply don’t have the talent to matchup with a marquee team like the Cavs. Derek Rose is one of the top young PGs in the NBA wagering action, but he’s got almost no help on the offensive end. The Bulls play pretty good defense but the Cavs simply have too many weapons.
Whether it’s in the paint (Shaq, Big Z, Verajao) on the perimeter (Mo Williams, DeLonte West) or in transition (everyone except for Shaq and Big Z) the Cavs are talented at nearly every facet of the game.
For the Bulls to win in Cleveland, the hardest place for road teams to win the NBA odds competition (Cavs are 35-6 at home) will take a minor miracle or LeBron James broken ankle. But neither are likely to happen and that’s why the Cavs will win Game 3 and Game 4 at home and sweep this NBA playoff betting series against the Bulls.