Intrigue in online wager opportunities
During the first round of the NBA playoff betting everything went more or less to script as all the top seeds won their basketball betting matchups and anyone that made an online wager according to the NBA odds won their money back and that was about it. Of course, there were a couple Game 7s in the first round that made things interesting and online wagering fans will be quick to point out the minor drama in the opening round NBA betting series between the #1 seed LA Lakers and the upstart #8 seed Oklahoma Thunder. But that’s hardly enough to make anyone go running out the door screaming and dancing, wanting to make an online wager.
Further, the Conference Semifinals of this year’s NBA playoff betting action have been even more of a letdown for basketball betting fans looking to make an online wager on one of the NBA playoff wagering series.
Three of the four NBA playoff betting series have ended in a sweep. That’s right, in 75% of the NBA playoff odds action so far this year the team that was favored by the online wagering lines has won. That doesn’t leave a lot of room for online betting fans to scout for upsets. And it’s not as if the teams played close exciting games either –anyone that made an online wager on the Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks series can attest to that. The Magic not only destroyed the Hawks in their second round NBA playoff betting matchup, but they did so in record setting style. Along the way the Magic set the record for the largest margin of victory in a single NBA betting game in the playoffs as well as the NBA postseason betting record for the largest margin of average victory. Not all that exciting if you’re a fan of basketball betting.
The only series in the Conference semifinal action that has been interesting is the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Boston Celtics, and what a series it has been. This single series may be the only redeeming online betting quality for the NBA playoff betting action this year. The two Eastern Conference heavyweights have been trading punches and this has the look of sports betting series that’s going to go seven games. So if you’re a sports betting fan, savor it, because this type of competitive matchup has been hard to find in the NBA playoffs this season.