A year ago the entire sporting world was focused on the two most storied franchises in NBA history, the LA Lakers and the Boston Celtics as they squared off in the NBA Finals but if either team is going to make it back to the pinnacle of the sport the NBA online wagering odds are stacked against them.
The winners of the past 3 NBA titles these teams have come to represent success in the National Basketball Association and there’s nothing more that NBA executives would love more than to see anther classic battle between these two very bankable franchises.
But the Celts have fallen into a 0-2 hole in the Eastern Conference semi-finals after dropping two games in a row in Miami and, likewise, the defending champion LA Lakers also find themselves trailing 2-0 after dropping the first two games of their Western Conference semi-final matchup with the Dallas Mavericks.
However, the Lakers situation is a bit more frightening as they’ve dropped two games at home and squandered their home court advantage. The champs will now have to go on the road and take at least two games in a very hostile environment in Dallas.
Boston can at least take solace in the fact that Celtics have a home court advantage for the time being.
Still, reasons for hope are slim as the wagering online are not in either teams’ favor. Only three teams in the history of NBA wagering online have ever come back to win a seven game series after dropping the first two games at home.
Further, in the history of the game, teams that trail 0-2 in a seven game series have only come back to win the series around 6% of the time, according to the LA Times.
If you’re looking to engage in some online wagering on these NBA conference semi-finals series that’s about as close to a sure thing as you’re going to find in the world of online wagering.
So if you’re a betting man or woman it seems all but certain that there will be no celebrating in Beantown or La-la Land this year.
The Lakers and Celtics, at least statistically speaking, are done.