NBA Playoffs odds were not expected to be as exciting and competitive as they have been between the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls.
Even without Kevin Garnett the Celtics were expected to have little trouble with the Bulls in NBA Playoffs odds. That has not been the case and NBA Playoffs betting on this series has been so exciting that ABC will televise Sunday’s game.
NBA Playoffs odds show the Bulls as the favorite in this game and Chicago does have some trends in their favor. Before Thursday’s game, the Bulls had won 7 of the last 10 home games against Boston. Earlier this year the Bulls won 127-121 against Boston. That game easily sailed over the total but previously the games between the two had gone under. This year’s Boston team is different though in NBA Playoffs betting, especially without Kevin Garnett. The Celtics don’t play nearly as strong a defense without Garnett and that has affected the NBA Playoffs odds in regards to the total.
NBA Playoffs odds makers are really struggling with the number in this series. The Celtics are the defending NBA Champs but the Bulls nearly won both of the first two games in Boston in this NBA Playoffs betting series. How much weight do NBA Playoffs odds makers give the Bulls for home court advantage? Chicago was just barely above the .500 mark at home during the regular season. Chicago has a strong offense led by their guard tandem of Ben Gordon and Derrick Rose but the Bulls don’t play a lot of defense. So far in this series that hasn’t hurt them too much in NBA Playoffs odds.
Boston was just above .500 this season on the road but traditionally they have struggled away from home in NBA Playoffs odds. The Celtics usually need their home court edge to do well in NBA Playoffs betting. Boston is also much weaker defensively than their #3 overall ranking would indicate since Garnett was a big reason they did well stopping opponents.
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