The NBA PLAYOFF Betting and NBA PLAYOFF Odds in Second Game of 2010 Championship with the CELTICS at the LAKERS on SUNDAY, June 06, at 8 PM ET.
The Lakers appeared to be a stronger, tougher team in the opening win over the Lakers 102-89. With Bryant hitting for 30 points and Gasol for 23 and with 14 rebounds they did a really great job against the Lakers. Artest the defensive stopper for the Lakers is the single new player this year and he was able to impress Pierce (MVP of 2008 Finals) that the championship this year will not be a pushover with the Lakers this year. On Thurs., Artest opened up and gave $18,000 on two courtside seats for Game 1 of the NBA Finals and gave the tickets away to a fan that tweeted him on TWITTER! Now that will not have any affect on the NBA Playoff betting lines or NBA Playoff Odds but it sure will on Artests wallet.
If the Celtics are going to rebound in game 2 they will have to show more strength and veteran experience and with a superior defense. The need more output from Rondo, Pierce and Allen. Also Allen will have to attempt to stay out of foul trouble while guarding Kobe. Also it’s apparent that Pao Gasol was the best player on the court in game One and Garnet spent most of his time guarding him and in the end he was ineffective as Gasol had 8 offensive rebounds to Garnett’s 4 and in total he had 14 rebounds, he also blocked 3 shots a 3 assists. He also had 10 shots from fouls. And it appears the 15 year career of Garnett is showing up as he only had 16 points in this game and was outplayed by the Brazilian.
For Game 2 the LAKERS are preferred pick by 70 % over the CELTICS.
When it comes to the backboards the LAKERS are out re-bounding with the Lakers 43 – 40 for the CELTICS and that data will definitely be a factor on NBA Playoff Betting and the NBA Playoff Odds makers along with the shooting and 3 point leaders. In the shooting stats the CELTICS are expected to shoot 44.3 to the LAKERS 43.4 from the court also very close. For the 3 pointers thus far the CELTICS are completing 5.5 while the LAKERS are making 5.5 of the 3 pointers from the court. Not very close are the turnover stats with the CELTICS making 16.1 to the LAKERS 12.1 turnovers. Check out the NBA Playoff Betting lines and NBA Playoff odds!
The Next Game:
The CELTICS at home vs. the LAKERS, on TUESDAY, June 08, 2010
Our Odds Makers have the lines for the NBA Championship Game 2 at present for the LAKERS – 6 and the Total Over/Under 190 and the LAKERS are -250 and the CELTICS are +210 on the Money Line.