Handicapping The NBA Finals: Where Do the Celtics and Lakers Have an Edge?

May 30th, 2010 by Matt Regaw Leave a reply »

2010 NBA Finals Lakers vs Celtics

The NBA Finals are here, and will renew an old rivalry as the Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers. It's a rematch of the 2008 finals, where the Celtics defeated the Lakers on their way to winning the crown. This year, the teams are different. Both squads are ready to make this one of the best finals ever.

Most offshore sportsbooks have the Lakers opening as a -140 to -190 favorite to win the championship. If interested in betting on the Celtics to win the series, the best price I found is at Diamond Sportsbook (Celtics +170) . And, if interested on betting on the Lakers, the smallest line I have found is at Brobury Sports (Lakers -180).

Breakdown preview and pick: 2010 NBA Finals

Battle of the Bigs: Phil Jackson knows exactly what kind of series it will be with the Celtics. “It will be a match-up of bigs. They’re physical,” Jackson said.

“I guess they’ve got that part of their game back.” That is an understatement. 

In 2008, the Celtic ...

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