The LA Lakers are going to win Game 1 of the NBA betting Finals so go ahead and make your NBA betting odds plays accordingly. There are a handful of reasons why the Lakers will win this basketball betting matchup but first and foremost on this list is the simple fact that at 59-23 the Lakers are simply a better team than the Boston Celtics.
The Celtics are a team that has peaked at the absolutely right moment of the NBA betting season after struggling just to finish the regular season with a 50-32 record. It closed out the NBA betting regular season with a 3-7 record and looked as though it was headed for playoff ruin. But after getting by a meager Heat squad (4-1) and then knocking off the regular season champion Cavs in six games the team than went to knock off the previously unbeaten Orlando Magic in six games as well.
The NBA Finals betting action may very well last six games as well, but at the end of the series it will be the Lakers and not the Celts hoisting the NBA betting title.
Every basketball betting fans remembers what happened in 2008 when these two teams met up in the NBA betting odds Finals. The Celtics not only beat, but embarrassed the Lakers in that NBA betting series.
But the tables have turned and the Lakers are far superior team, at least on paper. Paul Pierce, KG and Ray Allen still comprise the nucleus of the Boston team but the Big Three are also all two years older and two years slower. Peirce can longer guard Kobe Bryant who’s averaging just less than 30 points and 5 assists per game. He abused the Suns in the Western Conference Finals and is playing some of the best basketball of his NBA betting career.
And the sad thing for the Celtics is that Bryant is not even the focal point of the Lakers low-post fueled offense. Pao Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom make a formidable group of group of big men and no team in the regular season or the NBA playoff betting action has been able to slow them down.
Add to the physical superiority the fact that the Lakers will be playing at home in Game 1 of this series and sure to get plenty of home-cooking’ from the officiating crew the NBA odds seem very probable that the Lakers will take 1-0 lead after Thursday night.