The Celtics vs. the Lakers is something special in NBA Finals betting. They have not met in NBA Finals odds in 21 years but NBA fans remember the great rivalry.
NBA Finals betting with the Celtics and Lakers is about tradition. The great players like Bill Russell and Larry Bird for the Celtics against Laker greats Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Magic Johnson. Today’s Celtics have the big three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen while the Lakers have Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher.
NBA Finals betting shows that the Celtics are the favorite in Game One but they are not the NBA Finals betting favorite in the series. That honor goes to the Lakers even though they do not have home court advantage. Four of the seven games in this NBA Finals betting series are scheduled for Boston while the Lakers get three home games. That could prove important although bettors don’t seem to care. They are pounding the Lakers in NBA Finals odds while the Celtics are not getting much early action in NBA Finals betting. Perhaps that is because the Lakers have the best player in the NBA in Kobe Bryant and the best coach in the NBA in Phil Jackson.
NBA Finals odds should be very competitive in each game if the Game One odds are any indication. The Celtics are just 2.5 point NBA Finals odds favorites in Game One even though they are at home. That shows the respect the Lakers are getting in NBA Finals betting. Home teams usually get pounded by the public in NBA Finals betting but that is not the case this year since the Lakers are so popular.
Enjoy NBA Finals betting this season as the rivalry between the Celtics and the Lakers is renewed. NBA Finals betting action gets underway on Thursday, June 5th with Game One action as the Lakers are at Boston.