NBA playoffs odds fans will enjoy a mixture of traditional powers and newer contenders which will make for an outstanding mix of teams on the NBA playoffs schedule.
Thursday night offers what could be a sneak preview of the 2011 NBA Finals as the San Antonio Spurs host the Boston Celtics with a telecast on TNT set to start at 8 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this phenomenal matchup of top title contenders so be sure and open your account for action today.
Boston had a record of 50-21 straight up and was 33-36-2 against the spread. The Celtics were 17-17 against the number on the road and went under the total in 21 out of 34 away games. Boston was the top ranked defensive team in the NBA and that has been the focal point of their success for many years.
The Celtics offense has been less than stellar as it ranked 21st in the NBA for scoring. Paul Pierce had a team best 18.6 points per game while Rajon Rondo was an assist machine with 11.4 per game.
San Antonio was just 17-18-1 against the spread at home and faced preparation for the NBA basketball playoffs without the services of star veteran forward Tim Duncan who is out until early April with an ankle injury.
The Spurs were led by Manu Ginobili’s 18 points per game. Duncan has been the Spurs leading rebounder with 9 per game as San Antonio was ranked 6th in the NBA for scoring offense while will be their NBA playoffs betting strength.
Although Boston has covered 7 of their last 10 meetings with the Spurs, San Antonio has gotten the money in the last 2 matchups in this head to head series. The Spurs and Celtics have gone under the total in 3 of their last 4 meetings.
Boston has had their best success against the Spurs on the road with 5 consecutive payouts as 4 of the last 5 games between these two powers in San Antonio have gone under the total.
Boston was a +300 choice at Sports-Gambling to win the NBA championship for 2011 while San Antonio was a +335 selection to win the 2011 NBA playoffs odds.