The team started off red hot out the gate but then hit a brick wall in mid season and the team’s NBA playoffs betting hopes seemed in Jeopardy. But since then the team has regrouped and many NBA playoffs observers even think this team might be an Eastern Conference sleeper in the NBA playoffs.
NBA playoffs are highly unpredictable and stranger things have certainly happened before. If the NBA playoffs were to begin today the Magic would be the third seed in the East and be positioned nicely to make a deep run in the NBA playoffs betting. While other top contenders in the conference have seemed to falter of late like the Cavs the Magic appear to be peaking just in time for the NBA playoffs. Winners of seven of their last ten games the Magic have impressed even the most hardened NBA playoffs betting authorities of late.
The key to the Magic success in the NBA playoffs is no secret. Man-child Dwight Howard, MVP candidate and likely Defensive Player of the year, will have to play out of his head if the Magic want to advance past the first two rounds of the NBA playoffs. But that’s pretty much how he’s been playing all year so it likely wouldn’t surprise many NBA playoffs betting fans. But specifically, Howard must rebound and block shots, along with his usual scoring in order to get his team deep into the NBA Playoffs.
Coach Stan Van Gundy has stressed it all season long, but Howard’s defense is what sparks the team’s offense on the other end, allowing them to get out and run and that will not change in the NBA playoffs. Howard will also need plenty of help from the team’s other all star Hedu Turkoglu. Turkoglu has been one of the top players in the league year and his scoring will absolutely integral to any Magic success in the NBA playoffs.
This will not be the top team in the NBA playoffs, and not all that many NBA playoffs betting handicappers are huge fans, but if the team’s two stars can put up big numbers and the team plays solid defense, the Magic could surprise some people in the NBA playoffs.