If you like NBA betting odds and the thrill of playoff basketball than this is your game. Despite the rest of the basketball betting series in the Conference semi-final round turning into blowouts this NBA odds matchup somehow retained its dignity, and a competitive air about it, and is now the hottest matchup in sports betting.
The #1 seed Cavs (61-21) were expected to come in and kick around the geriatrics from Beantown with relative ease. But so far this seven-game NBA betting odds matchup has been anything but easy for Cleveland. Boston (50-32), the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference has made life extremely difficult for the Cavs and have tied the basketball betting series at 2-2 as the action heads back to Cleveland for Game 5 on Tuesday night.
Despite entering the NBA playoff betting losing eight of the their previous 12 games and struggling with their first round NBA betting opponent at times, the Celts have played tremendously well throughout this series. One Celtic in particular has been super-human in this sports betting series and without the inspired play of PG Rajon Rondo, Boston might have already been eliminated from this NBA playoff betting series.
Rondo is a triple-double waiting to happen and so far Cleveland has had no answer for his exquisite play. Even worse for the Cavs is the sluggish play of Lebron James in the team’s two losses in this NBA playoff betting series. When the Cavs have won King James has been the man, scoring at will and playing intimidating defense. When the Cavs have lost he’s been almost a non-factor and his teammates have failed to step up.
For Cleveland to win this NBA odds matchup, or any sports betting matchup, James has to be at his best. That’s simply the way this team is built. Boston knows this all too well and if it can hold James to another off night it’s got a very good shot of winning Game 5 on the road and brining the NBA playoff betting series back to Boston and pushing a Game 7.
But Boston doesn’t have the personnel to stop James, no NBA betting team does, only his nagging elbow injury can slow him. Its unknown which LeBron will come out of the tunnel tonight: the James that scored 21 points in the 1st quarter of a Game 3 Cavs NBA betting blowout. Or the James of Game 4, that was visibly hobbled and barely took a shot. Chances are, in front of a wild Cleveland crowd, the James will get off to a hot start and grab a Game victory in the NBA odds before heading back to Boston for Game 6.