The Celtics lead the Magic three games to none and can eliminate Orlando with a win on Monday. The basketball betting odds have really gone in favor of Boston since Orlando has been horrible in this series.
NBA Playoffs betting odds list the Celtics as 7-point favorites on Monday with a total of 188 in a game that can be seen on ESPN. What may have already been forgotten about this series is that the Magic were supposed to win it. Instead of Orlando being in control as expected, they are getting dominated and humiliated. The Magic were blown out in Game 3 and not many people are giving them any chance of winning Game 4 on Monday.
The Magic played about as bad as a playoff team can on Saturday night. People are calling them soft and saying that they quit. There is not really a great insult to a team. It will be interesting to see how traditional playoff choker Vince Carter responds. Dwight Howard is now getting the reputation of a player that doesn’t show up all the time in the playoffs either and Rashard Lewis has always had that reputation. This was supposed to be an Orlando team that was going to make the NBA Finals. Now they may not win a game.
In the Celtic’s NBA Playoffs betting rout on Saturday, Howard had a pathetic 7 points. Lewis was invisible as always and Carter was terrible as usual. Lewis is averaging five points in the series. When the Magic needed to play well in the most important game of the season on Saturday, they quit. It may not get any better in NBA Playoffs betting for them on Monday.
Orlando is 6-1 vs. the basketball betting odds in their last 7 road games so they do have a chance if they decide to show some heart. Boston struggled at home during the regular season but lately they have been excellent going 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite.
If you are looking at the total in NBA Playoffs betting then keep in mind that the Under is 4-1 in Orlando’s last 5 road games and the Under is 4-1 in the Celtics last 5 home games. On top of that, the last five meetings between the teams in Boston have gone under.