The public loves the Lakers in NBA Finals betting but the Magic have surprised people throughout the playoffs defeating last year’s champion Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the last two rounds. Here is a look at Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Magic and Lakers.
NBA Finals odds have the Lakers favored by more than 2-1 to win the best-of-seven series. While the Lakers are the favorite in NBA Finals odds, the Magic have been the better bet recently. The Magic have gone 7-1 in their last eight games against the NBA Finals odds. The Magic have also gone over the NBA Finals betting total in five of their last six games.
The Lakers have been the favorite to win the NBA title for most of the season but they have not been a moneymaker for the most part. The Lakers are just 5-5 versus the NBA Finals odds in their last ten games. While the Magic have gone over the NBA Finals odds total recently, the Lakers have been going under the NBA Finals odds. Eight of their last ten games have gone under the NBA Finals odds.
Orlando has been a very good underdog of late in NBA Finals betting, covering the spread in four of their last five in that role. The Magic have been solid against the Western Conference going 20-7 against the online betting number in their last 27 games. They are very good against the Pacific Division, going 19-7-1 against the sports betting number in their last 27 games.
The Lakers have been very poor recently against the Southeast Division, going 2-10 ATS in their last 12 as NBA Finals odds stats show. The Lakers have been rotten against the NBA Finals odds of late, going 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 games.
While the Magic have gone over the total recently in NBA Finals betting, they went under the total in their last four games against the Western Conference as online betting stats indicate.
The last five games for the Lakers at home in NBA Finals odds have gone under the total. The Lakers have also gone under the sports betting total in their last five home games against the Eastern Conference.
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