The Cleveland Cavaliers have been the bully on the block almost the entire NBA betting odds season. But the NBA playoff betting competition is a whole new season and after dropping a game at home to the visiting Boston Celtics this team’s path to the NBA Finals odds action doesn’t look quite as certain as it once did. In fact, if the Cavs don’t win Game 3 at Boston not only will their path to an NBA championship become more difficult, it might become blocked all together.
The Boston Celtics have to feel good about how they opened this basketball betting series with the Cavs. Most NBA betting odds makers picked the Cavs to take both of the opening games at home in Cleveland and take the NBA playoff betting series in 5 games. But it’s clear from the way both teams played that this playoff series will be a dogfight and could even go seven games.
With the Celtics stealing a win on the road they are in firm control of the this NBA betting playoff series at the moment. The team has the momentum, the confidence and the home town crowd behind them heading into Game 3. And what an obnoxious crowd it is at the Boston Garden, the quintessential Sixth Man an ultimate weapon the NBA playoff betting competition.
You have to like the Celts chances in the NBA odds in this game as well. The Cavs have a huge question mark regarding the fitness of NBA’s MVP and their star small forward LeBron James. He had an awful game in Game 2, perhaps the worst of his NBA playoff betting career, and the sore elbow had much to do with that. He wasn’t aggressive, he didn’t attack and the Celts defensive game plan was much easier to execute. Without James being at least 85%, the Cavs cannot win this game.
The Celtics also have a powerful weapon of their own in PG Rajon Rondo and the Cavs don’t appear to have an answer. His super 13 point, 19 assist performance in Game 2 was legendary. Rondo even plays half as well as he did in the second game of this basketball betting matchup and his teammates like Ray Allen and Paul Pierce can maintain they’re sharp shooting from the perimeter there is no reason to think the Celtics won’t win Game 3 at home.