The Magic are also more than a 2-1 online sportsbook underdog to win this best-of-seven NBA Finals betting series.
NBA Finals odds at the sports book favor the Lakers but the Magic will not come into this series satisfied or in fear. "You can look at everybody in the eyes in the locker room and tell that we are happy about getting to the Finals, but we are not tremendously happy enough yet," Orlando’s Rashard Lewis said.
The Magic have had a difficult road in NBA Finals odds and they have not been respected at all. They struggled with Philadelphia in the first round and looked done in their series against Boston before rallying in NBA Finals odds. Very few people gave them a chance in NBA Finals odds against Cleveland but the Magic dominated the Cavaliers, winning in six games.
The Lakers had no trouble with Utah in NBA Finals odds before getting challenged by Houston and Denver on the way. The Lakers have home court advantage in NBA Finals odds but remember in the finals that the format is 2-3-2 so if Orlando can steal one of the first two in Los Angeles they would get the home court edge in NBA Finals betting.
NBA Finals odds at the online sportsbook don’t favor the Magic but Orlando was 2-0 in the regular season against the Lakers. It was the first time in their 20-year history that Orlando swept the Lakers in a season series. The Magic won 106-103 at home and 109-103 in Los Angeles. While the Magic won both of those games, they had Jameer Nelson back then and they don’t know. The Magic know this NBA Finals betting series is going to be tough. "We got our work cut out for us," Lewis said. "Nothing is going to be easy. We have to go out there and defend. Just like we faced LeBron, now we got to face Kobe."
The matchups in this NBA Finals odds series at the sports book are intriguing. The Magic have the best inside player in the game in Dwight Howard but the Lakers have more inside depth with Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom in this NBA Finals betting series.
Kobe is the best player in this series and he could ultimately be the difference in NBA Finals odds. The Magic didn’t stop him in their regular season meetings and it is unlikely they will stop him in NBA Finals odds.
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