What do you get when you pit the team with the second best record in the NBA betting against a team that finished 17.0 games back in the NBA odds regular season competition? The perfect recipe for first round NBA playoff betting sweep and that’s most likely what we’ll see in the first round basketball betting series between the Orlando Magic and the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Magic finished the regular NBA betting season with a record of 59-23, one of records in franchise history and second best in the NBA wagering. The Bobcats on the other hand overachieved in the eyes of many sports betting experts and finished with an NBA betting record of 44-38 –second worst among the NBA playoff betting teams.
Aside from the skill advantage the Magic also have a tremendous experience advantage as the defending Eastern Conference champions. This is the first NBA playoff betting series in franchise history for the Bobcats.
After losing Game 1, 89-98 in Orlando this basketball wagering series isn’t exactly over for the Bobcats, but the team’s chances keep getting slimmer and slimmer according to NBA odds makers.
Charlotte must still at least one game on the road to win this series and that seems highly unlikely based on the NBA betting regular season and Game 1 results. Even worse for the Bobcats, the team’s leading scorer, Stephen Jackson (20.9 ppg) is not only in the midst of a scoring slump, but he’s banged up. He’s still expected to start Game 2, but after suffering a hyper-extended knee in the NBA playoff betting opener it’s unknown just how effective he’ll be.
The Magic, on the other hand, are firing on all cylinders. The team coasted to an NBA betting victory in Game 1 with only mediocre games from its top players. Jameer Nelson was the hero dropping in 32 points but All Stars Vince Carter, Rashard Lewis and Dwight Howard combined for just 36 points combined and the team still won with little trouble.
NBA betting fans should expect much better production out of these players in Game 2 and Bobcat beat down to result. Howard, the newly crowned ‘NBA Defensive Player of the Year’ for the second consecutive NBA wagering season, particularly struggled in Game 1, netting just 4 points. Expect him to have a huge game the Magic to cruise to victory.