NBA Finals odds have the best of seven series going in a 2-3-2 format. That is different than the rest of the NBA playoffs when the series goes 2-2-1-1-1.
This NBA Finals odds schedule means that things are different in NBA Finals betting since the team with the home court advantage has to play three straight road games. Let’s take a look at the 208 NBA Finals and the schedule.
NBA Finals odds for the 2008 Finals have the Boston Celtics listed as a 2.5 point favorite in Game One but a 2-1 underdog in the series. That means if you want to take the Lakers in NBA Finals odds you are laying -200 while you get +170 on the Celtics. The 2-3-3 format in NBA Finals betting could be one reason the Lakers are such a high priced favorite. The last time the Celtics were involved in NBA Finals betting was in 1987 against the Lakers and Los Angeles won in six games.
It is one of only two series wins against the Celtics for Los Angeles in their history. The teams have met 10 times in NBA Finals history and Boston has won 8 of the 10 although they have lost the last two. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson has won 9 titles in history with the Bulls and Lakers and with a win in 2008 he will surpass Boston’s Red Auerbach in number of NBA titles won.
NBA Finals odds action gets underway on Thursday, June 5th in Boston. All NBA Finals odds will be televised by ABC. Game Two of NBA Finals odds will be on Sunday afternoon in Boston. Game Three NBA Finals odds will be on Tuesday, June 10th in Los Angeles. Game Four NBA Finals Odds will be on Thursday, June 12th in Los Angeles. Game Five NBA Finals Odds are scheduled for Sunday, June 15th in Los Angeles. The series goes back to Boston for Game Six NBA Finals betting action on Tuesday, June 17th. Game Seven NBA Finals odds are scheduled for Thursday, June 19th in Boston.
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