Online sports gambling fans will have plenty of top talent, teams, and angles to consider along with some potentially significant sports gambling intangibles. The top seeded Cleveland Cavaliers had the top record in the Eastern Conference at 61-29 and yet were a losing online sports gambling commodity with a mark of 37-41-2 against the spread.
Cleveland ranks with the Los Angeles Lakers as the most “public” team on the board as LeBron James draws a lot of casual dollars towards the Cavs.
Cleveland does have a potentially strong online sports gambling intangible, however, as they will be hungry to avenge their upset loss in the playoffs last year to Orlando when the Cavs were considered a “sure thing” for the NBA Finals. Cleveland was a dangerous dog with just 2 losses against the board in 8 games when they got points.
The Boston Celtics were another basketball betting commodity that operated in the red this year with a mark of 33-46-1 against the spread despite a straight up record of 50-30. Boston is yet another “name brand” team that draws a lot of casual dollars their way.
One of the best online sports gambling values all season were the Milwaukee Bucks, who were 45-35 straight up and a sensational 52-27-1 against the spread.
Unlike the Celtics and Cavaliers, the Bucks have no “public” appeal and the fact that their top two players are out with injury has actually served to enhance their board value since the average gambler wants no part of them.
Their blue collar hustling style and tough defense makes them highly profitable versus better talented online sports gambling opponents.
The Southeast Division will place four teams in the Eastern Conference Playoffs and all made modest profits on the board this year. The Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, and Charlotte Bobcats maintained solid online sports gambling board value as consistent teams that fly under the radar screen.