Gambling in sports fans were stunned last year when Orlando won the Eastern Conference championship but they are making believers out of everyone in on line sports gambling in 2010.
Orlando won their first three gambling in sports matchups against the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs to firmly establish themselves as a team that will have anyone all that they can handle in the later rounds.
While the Cleveland Cavaliers may be the prohibitive chalk in the Eastern Conference the Magic will not make it easy for anyone to come out of the East.
Orlando entered the gambling in sports post season as one of the better balanced teams on the board as they ranked 6th overall in the NBA for scoring and were a rock solid 4th overall for points permitted.
Orlando was also one of the most profitable teams with the basketball odds during the regular season as they lost just 34 out of their 82 games against the spread and were in the black both at home and on the road.
In their gambling in sports matchup with the Bobcats the Magic went 1-1-1 against the spread. They failed to cover game one in a 98-89 win as 10 point home favorites. In game two they got the cash in a 92-77 win as 9 point chalks. In game three they scored a push in their 88-86 win as 2 point road favorites.
Guard Jameer Nelson has been one of the main reasons for Orlando’s gambling in sports playoff success as he led the Magic in scoring with 25.7 points per game after averaging just 12.6 points per game in the regular season.
Superstar center Dwight Howard remains one of the top gambling in sports assets in the league and a powerful rebounder. Howard was averaging 8 rebounds per game in the playoffs to lead Orlando while also chipping in 11 points per game.
Howard was in serious foul trouble in the first three games of the series which forced other players to step up their game.
“I just have to keep from getting frustrated,” said Howard. “It’s not too tough when we’re winning.”