Celtics Vs. Lakers NBA Finals Game One Odds and Preview

May 30th, 2010 by Joe Duffy Leave a reply »

The 2010 NBA Championship odds for Game One between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are set.   Bet Guardian has the LA Lakers -5.5 with a total of 192.5 at SportsBook

Here is the official NBA handicappers preview. At first glance, the Lakers would seem to be the better offense. But first impressions are the tool of the square player, not the sharp.

“Pro bettors don’t use the fantasy basketball stats that the novice fan salivates over,” says Bill Gould of Lines-Maker.com.

Boston scores 98.8 points per game compared to 102.3 for the Lakers. Does this make LA the better offense? Not to the sports bettor. Boston shoots 47.9 percent against teams that normally allow just 45.8 percent.

“That +2.1 shooting percentage difference is immense,” says Gould. Compare that to the Lake Show shooting 46.1 percent to defenses that permit that exact 46.1.

The raw numbers suggest Boston is better on defense allowing 94.8 points per game ...

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