NBA Finals betting in 2008 has been all about defense. The totals in NBA Finals betting have continually drifted lower with Boston and Los Angeles playing a lot of defense.
When you bet on the NBA Finals you will now see totals in the low 190’s for Los Angeles games. That is a huge difference between earlier Los Angeles playoff totals that were well into the 210’s.
NBA Finals betting has seen the under a winner in all games except Game Two when the two teams combined to score 210 points in NBA Finals betting. The Lakers have actually gone under the total in seven of their last eight playoff games. That is a surprise to many gamblers that bet on the NBA Finals considering the Lakers like to play an up-tempo style of basketball. The total in NBA Finals betting has also been getting lower because the Celtics are now 6-0 to the under in their last six road games.
Early NBA Finals betting has seen Boston and the under the most common result. We said earlier that two of the first three games went under in NBA Finals betting. The Celtics have covered each of the first three games in NBA Finals betting. The Celtics were a great road team in the regular season but struggled in the early rounds of the playoffs. Even though they lost Game Three they were able to cover the bloated NBA Finals betting pointspread.
If you are looking at other options when you bet on the NBA Finals you could consider MVP odds. Kobe Bryant is the even money favorite for the MVP in NBA Finals betting followed by Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Considering how badly both Pierce and Garnett played in Game Three the even money odds on Kobe could be a bargain in MVP NBA Finals betting.
NBA Finals betting may change as the series progresses with gamblers taking a shot on the offense increasing. Whenever Kobe Bryant is part of a game the over always has a chance and gamblers that bet on the NBA Finals may want to consider betting some overs as the series progresses.
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