The two teams have an historic rivalry and fans all around the world are very interesting in 2008 NBA Finals betting.
NBA Finals betting has the Lakers the favorite to win the series even though the Celtics have the home court edge. Recent NBA Finals betting has not been that exciting with the Spurs not drawing much interest. Even though the Spurs and Cavaliers played a couple of close games in NBA Finals betting last year not many people cared. The previous season of NBA Finals odds had the Mavericks and Heat and not many people got interested in that series either. The 2005 NBA Finals betting series was a dull one between the Pistons and Spurs. But that all ends with 2008 NBA Finals betting. It is the Boston Celtics vs. the Los Angeles Lakers and it doesn’t get any better than that.
Even though the NBA playoffs this season have had a number of blowouts, interest has been great. Fans love to watch the Lakers and the Celtics. Now in NBA Finals betting they get to watch both teams. Both teams have excelled at home. The Lakers are 8-0 at home in the playoffs while the Celtics are 10-1 at home. The Lakers are 4-3 on the road in the playoffs while the Celtics have been terrible. The 2008 NBA Finals betting series has so much potential that maybe they will even deliver a seventh game. There have only been three game sevens in the last 20 years in NBA Finals odds. There have only been five in the last 30 years and only eight in the last 40 years.
Could the Celtics and Lakers provide overtimes in NBA Finals betting? There has never been an NBA Finals betting series with more than two overtime games. The last time there were two overtimes in NBA Finals odds was in 1984. The 2008 NBA Finals could prove historic but regardless, we know they will be exciting.