NBA Finals odds should be more competitive than ever with both teams attracting a lot of interest. It’s the Celtics vs. the Lakers and it should be exciting NBA Finals betting.
NBA Finals betting has not held much intrigue in recent seasons but that will change now that the Lakers and Celtics are involved. The Lakers averaged 108.6 points per game t his season while the Celtics averaged 100.5 points per game. Both teams excelled during the regular season and provide excellent NBA Finals odds. These two teams are exciting and have superstar players on both sides which excite gamblers that wager on NBA Finals betting. The Lakers are led by Kobe Bryant while the Celtics have Kevin Garnett. History might be on the side of the Lakers as they have a Hall of Fame coach in Phil Jackson and the best player in the NBA in Kobe Bryant. They also have more recent experience in winning in NBA Finals betting. The Celtics were a bad team before the trades that brought them Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. In just one season they went from a team that missed the playoffs to having the best record in the NBA. The Lakers were not quite that bad. They at least had Kobe. Now with Pau Gasol and Derek Fisher they have additional scoring options and are the NBA Finals betting favorite.
NBA Finals betting shows that the Celtics have the home court edge in this seven game series. While the Celtics have the home court edge and had the best record in the NBA, they are not the favorite in NBA Finals odds to win the series. The Lakers are a solid favorite of almost 2-1 in NBA Finals betting. That shows just how much appeal the Lakers have in NBA Finals betting and how much respect Kobe Bryant gets in NBA Finals betting. It also doesn’t hurt that the Celtics looked very beatable in their early playoff round series against Atlanta and were not impressive in beating Cleveland or Detroit.
NBA Finals betting gets underway on Thursday, June 5th with Game One NBA Finals odds and continues over the next couple of weeks.