NBA Finals betting for the 2009 NBA Finals continues on Sunday as the Los Angeles Lakers host the Orlando Magic in Game 2.
The Lakers are favored in NBA Finals odds at the sportsbook in this game that can be seen on ABC television. Here is a look at some of the NBA Finals betting numbers for Game 2 between Orlando and Los Angeles.
NBA Finals betting has a different format than in the previous rounds of the playoffs. Game 2 in NBA Finals betting will be at Los Angeles and that is normal but then the next three games will be at Orlando. The 2-3-2 format makes winning at home very important on Sunday in NBA Finals betting for the Lakers. The Lakers still remember what happened last year when they lost in six games to the Celtics in NBA Finals betting. "We know what it feels like to lose and we just want to come out there and amend that," Los Angeles coach Phil Jackson said.
The Lakers have the experience in NBA Finals betting and are ready for the Finals while the Magic could be a little star struck but Orlando has been an excellent road team in recent seasons so the Lakers know they must play well to win in NBA Finals betting. "It’s nice to have home-court advantage, but it’s still not something to rely on in this kind of a series," Jackson said. "Orlando is one of the better road teams in the league the last two years." NBA Finals odds stats tell us that the Magic are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams. NBA Finals betting stats show that the road team and the underdog do well when these two teams meet as the road team is 5-1 against the sports book pointspread in the last 6 meetings while the underdog is 6-0 against the sports book odds in the last 6 meetings.
The key for the Lakers in NBA Finals betting will be containing Dwight Howard who averaged 21.5 points and 16 rebounds when the Magic won both regular season games. The Lakers have the better offense while the Magic have the better defense but the Lakers have gone under the NBA Finals odds total in eight of their last ten overall while the Magic have been going over the NBA Finals betting total. Also keep in mind that four of the last five meetings between the two teams in L.A. have gone under the sportsbook total as NBA Finals odds numbers show.
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