Monday, May 31, 2010

NBA Finals Betting: Lakers-Celtics Rematch

The Conference Finals have concluded and the championship series has been set — it’s a rematch of the 2008 NBA Final with the L.A. Lakers and the Boston Celtics.

In Championship Series Price betting, the Lakers are a slight favorite at -170 while the Celtics are +150 underdogs and in Game 1 line betting, the Lakers are 5.5-point home favorites while the Total is set at 192.5.

The Boston Celtics are 7-2 straight up and against the spread in their last nine games overall and as well, they are also 7-2 SU and ATS in their last nine home games.

Also in the Celtics’ last nine home games, there have been 2 Overs, 6 Unders and a Push.

The Los Angeles Lakers are only 7-4-1 ATS in their last 12 overall but they are 10-2 SU at the same time.

The Purple and Gold have been near unstoppable in their last 20 home games, going 17-3 SU but have had trouble covering, with a record of 7-12-1 ATS.

In the last 12 overall games between the two, the Celtics have the edge, only going 7-5 SU and 9-2-1 ATS.

In the Celtics’ last nine when underdogs of 6-points or less, there have been 6 Overs and 3 Unders.

The Lakers have struggled to cover in their last eight when favored by 6-points or less, going 2-5-1 ATS.

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