The ratings for 2008 NBA Finals betting should bounce back from last year’s record low ratings since the Celtics and Lakers have a great rivalry and are popular teams for fans of NBA Finals odds. NBA Finals betting should see a six or seven game series which will please both ABC television and sportsbooks.
NBA Finals betting has a number of great options for bettors to consider. The matchup between two exciting teams with superstar players should peak interest in NBA Finals odds. The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is thought of as the best player in the NBA while the Celtics’ Kevin Garnett is not far behind. The NBA Finals betting rivalry between the Celtics and Lakers goes back to the 1960’s when Bill Russell and Jerry West were battling it out.
NBA Finals betting should be popular and if television ratings are any indication, it will be. The ratings for the NBA playoffs this season are up double-digits over last year on ESPN, ABC and TNT. The NBA Finals betting matchup of the Celtics vs. the Lakers should keep that trend going even higher.
NBA Finals betting in recent seasons has not held much excitement but that is not the case in 2008. Even fans that rarely bet the NBA are interested in NBA Finals odds this season since the Lakers and Celtics are so popular. There is no question the Lakers are the most followed team in the NBA but the Celtics got a lot of publicity this season with the moves they made in the off-season. It will be an NBA Finals betting series that generates a lot of interest. In addition to the normal side and total NBA Finals odds there will be a number of propositions on popular players. Expect to see NBA Finals betting props on Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Pau Gasol.
NBA Finals betting action can be wagered on throughout the series which will be televised by ABC.