The Rockets superstar was injured in Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and his loss affected the outcome for those gamblers that bet on basketball.
Bet on basketball experts believe the betting lines on Houston games will be affected by at least two or three points per game, perhaps more. McGrady was leading the NBA in scoring at 29 points per game. Many experts that bet NBA action have seen this act before. McGrady has been injured throughout his career and the bet on basketball odds have been affected for years. Bet NBA experts know that McGrady missed 11 games last season and has missed games due to injury in nearly every season. The injury was not expected to keep McGrady out for more than a week. ''It's definitely good news,'' McGrady said, ''I actually thought it could have been a lot worse than it was.''
Experts that bet on basketball are aware that the Rocket’s team doctor Tom Canton said that the results of the MRI were good. ''Just based on an educational guess, from what I see so far, I would expect that it's a week at this point.'' Canton said. Bet on basketball oddsmakers know all about injuries to key players. They are aware that gamblers that bet NBA action are keen to oppose teams missing a key superstar. McGrady has teamed with Yao Ming to give the Rockets an excellent on-two punch and his scoring will be missed. It will be interesting to see how much the bet NBA oddsmakers react as they set the bet on basketball odds for Houston games in the next week.
Injuries are a major part of sports betting and the NBA is probably the one sport where injuries matter the most to the bet on basketball lines. With only five players in a starting lineup and usually only one or two superstars on a team, a major injury can definitely impact the bet on basketball odds. Usually the injury is more of a factor in bet on basketball odds following the first game without the key player. Experts that bet on basketball know that teams compensate and play harder the first game without a superstar but after the initial adrenaline wears off it is much harder to replace the star. Keep that in mind as you look at the bet on basketball odds on Houston games this week.