NBA Finals Betting – Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

NBA Finals odds on Thursday have the Orlando Magic a four point favorite against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of NBA Finals betting with a total of 198.

NBA Finals betting on Thursday should be exciting as the Orlando Magic host the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. NBA Finals odds at the online sportsbook have the Magic as a slight favorite on Thursday.

NBA Finals betting has seen the Los Angeles Lakers win the first two games of this series at home. The better time to bet the Lakers though in NBA Finals odds at the sports book, could be on the road. The Lakers were a very good road underdog during the regular season. NBA Finals betting numbers tell us that the Lakers are 22-8-2 ATS in their last 32 games as a road underdog. The concern when taking the Lakers is laying points in NBA Finals betting but on the road in this series that is not an issue.

Orlando has been a good home favorite though in NBA Finals betting. Orlando was simply a good team home and on the road this season versus the NBA pointspread. Before this NBA Finals betting series began the Magic were 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite. Orlando has also done well against the Pacific Division, going 20-6 ATS in their last 27 games.

In NBA Finals betting, taking the NBA Finals odds total under has been the way to go. Even though Game 2 went into overtime it still went under the NBA Finals betting number at the sports book. NBA Finals betting oddsmakers have not had any idea what to make the total in this series. They started at 205.5 in Game 1, moved to 202 in Game 2 and dropped it another four points to 198 for Game 3. That was probably an overreaction but that is nothing new for NBA Finals betting oddsmakers considering they rarely make solid totals in the NBA.

Taking the Lakers under the total has been profitable though at the online sportsbook. In fact the Lakers have gone under the total in 10 of their last 11 games vs. the Eastern Conference. The Magic have also been a team that goes under the total. They have gone under in 7 of their last 9 games as a playoff home favorite. The concern for gamblers taking the total under would be that before this series began the last five meetings between the two teams in Orlando went over the total.

You can get involved in NBA Finals betting on Thursday by opening an account at SBG Global.

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