The Celtics lost the opening game in this NBA betting odds series after letting an early lead slip away in the closing quarter. Boston has to be heartbroken at the loss and knows that it may have let one get away in that NBA playoff betting classic. The Celts will be desperate to try and get a win on the road before heading back to Beantown looking to repeat it’s Game 1 performance but this time closing the deal.
The Cavs have to be a bit shaken by how well the Celts played for three and half quarters of NBA basketball betting action and feeling a bit lucky to have pulled out the Game 1 win at home. The NBA odds makers like the Cavs chances in this series. The Celtics (50-32) looked anything but impressive in an ugly looking win over the Miami Heat in the first round of the 2010 NBA playoff betting action.
The team looks old, slow and limited in some of its defensive matchups. The team also limped into the playoffs going 3-7 in the 10 games leading up the NBA playoff odds competition. The Cavs (61-21) on the other hand have looked red hot in 2010 and have been the team to beat for most of the NBA betting season. With LeBron James recently winning the NBA MVP Award for the second straight year the team also has an extra lift heading into Game 2 of this NBA post season series.
The Cavs should win this NBA betting matchups. The Cavs have the advantage at nearly every position on the court. In the paint Cleveland has more depth and more talent. The Celts have big bodies but the advantage here goes to the Cavs. On the perimeter both teams have strengths but the NBA playoff betting advantage goes to the Cavs again.
And of course, the LeBron advantage must also be factored into the equation. If Boston is going to win Rajon Rondo must have a huge game, at least a triple-double, which is very plausible. He is the best player on the Celtics squad and Boston has a clear advantage here. If he can penetrate and score and his outside shooter are on, the Celtics can win. But if not, the Cavs will head to Boston with a 2-0 lead in this NBA playoff betting series.