Gambling in sports anticipation continues to grow as the Thunder are giving the Lakers all that they can handle and are proving to be a top shelf on line sports gambling value. The defending world champion Los Angeles Lakers are the top seed in the Western Conference and the overwhelming gambling in sports favorite to beat the eight seed Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs.
As expected, the Lakers won the first two games of the series at home with one payout, which was their 87-79 opening game win as 7.5 point chalks. Oklahoma City played the Lakers very tough in game two and got the money in a 92-95 loss as 6 point dogs.
The real gambling in sports excitement and shockers occurred, however, when the series moved to Oklahoma City. In game three the Thunder scored a 101-96 win as 3.5 point home favorites and then they evened the series at 2 wins apiece in game 4 with a 110-89 blowout win as 1 point home chalks.
With 3 payouts with the basketball odds in four games against the Lakers and with momentum and growing confidence on their side the Thunder are now a bona fide threat to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the NBA Playoffs.
Forward Kevin Durant has been the major reason for Oklahoma City’s resurgence and status as one of the top gambling in sports money makers this year.
Durant averaged 26.8 points per game in the first four matchups and was Oklahoma City’s leading scorer during the regular season with 30.1 points per game. Durant is the new superstar that has arrived in the NBA and will be a household name for many years to come.
Defense has been a big reason for the Thunder’s gambling in sports success in the playoffs.
“I thought we set the tone defensively,” said Oklahoma City head coach Scott Brooks, who was the 2010 NBA Coach of the Year. “We really made them miss some shots.”
Durant acknowledges that few gambling in sports fans gave the Thunder a chance.
“I know a lot of people were saying that we were going to be swept,” said Durant “We knew what we were capable of. We’re playing hard every day and practice hard every day, and with those attributes we can go far as a team.”