For fans of good basketball you can’t do much better than this year’s Eastern Conference NBA betting odds Finals matchup between the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic. On Sunday the Boston Celtics –recent winners of basketball betting series against the team with the best record in the NBA regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers- will take on the Orlando Magic- the only team yet to lose in the NBA playoff betting champion- in a best of seven series with the winner going straight to the NBA Finals betting action.
At the beginning of the 2010 NBA playoff betting season Boston was little more than an afterthought as the team dropped 7 of its final 10 games of the regular NBA betting season and looked like old team that was finally breaking down.
The Celtics (50-32) struggled to stay healthy and through the NBA betting odds regular season and limped into the playoffs as the #4 by virtue of playing in one of the weakest conferences in the NBA betting action. But once the NBA playoff betting began this team transformed into a team with legitimate NBA betting championship aspirations. This team is playing as good as any team in basketball right now and looks as good as it did in 2008 when it actually did win the NBA betting title.
The only team in the NBA playoff action that has looked as good as the Celts –better actually- is the Orlando Magic. The Magic (61-21), after putting together the second best record in the NBA betting regular season, have been on fire in the post season. The team has won eight straight NBA playoff betting games and swept both of its opponents.
Orlando is as balanced a team as there is in the league with great outside shooting, power in the paint and it also plays great team defense. These two teams are very similar in the way the execute on both defense and offense and both are well coached veteran clubs. The level of basketball in this NBA basketball betting matchup should be very high with teams fighting for rebounds, boxing out, getting back on defense, getting out front on offense and shooting the ball at a high percentage.
As to picking a winner, it’s tough to see either team losing an NBA playoff betting series at this point, but one thing is for sure, there should be some good basketball being played throughout this series.