Basketball betting experts were expecting Toronto to be one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference and the Raptors did get off to a decent start at the beginning of the NBA basketball betting season as in their first five games they went 3-2 straight up, but just 2-3 against the NBA betting odds demonstrating that their basketball betting value had not quite kept pace with their straight up record.
The road team was the basketball betting value for Toronto, in fact, as the visitor beat the NBA basketball betting odds in four of those first five games.
Toronto did slip straight up as after winning their first three game of the NBA basketball betting season they dropped both games that followed, also failing to beat the basketball betting odds in the process. Toronto began the season ranked 19th on offense and 18th on the basketball betting charts for defense.
The Raptors are led by Chris Bosh who averaged 26-points per game to begin the basketball betting season. Bosh is also the team’s leading rebounded with just over 10-per game. Jose Calderon started the basketball betting season with a most impressive 9.8-per game.
The Boston Celtics began the basketball betting season with a record of 5-1 straight up and 3-3 against the NBA betting odds. While Boston is a definite contender to repeat as champions its is likely that their basketball betting value will not be good as they are the ultimate “public” or “name brand” team in basketball betting.
The Celtics most impressive win in the young basketball betting season was a 103-99 triumph at Houston, as they beat the basketball betting odds as 3-point dogs. Boston started the basketball betting season ranked 25th on offense but a rock solid 4th on defense.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics in scoring to start the basketball betting season with an average of nearly 18-points per game. Kevin Garnett led in rebounds with almost 10-per game, and Rajon Rondo was the assist leader with 7-per game.
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