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Sports Gambling on NBA Finals Game 3

Sports gambling will turn its attention to game 3 of the online sports gambling series between the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic.

Sports gambling handicappers will see a change in dynamics now that the online sports gambling series moves to Orlando after the first 2 games in LA which the Lakers won.  Sports gambling fans saw an even 1-1 split between the Magic and Lakers against the online sports gambling spread.

Los Angeles won and covered game 1 of the series with a 100-75 win as 6 point favorites.  Game 2 was a much more even and exciting sports gambling matchup as the Magic forced the game into overtime before losing 96-101 as they covered the spread as 6.5-point dogs.

Both of the games went under the sports gambling total. The NBA Finals odds for game 3 opened at Orlando -4 with a total of 199.  The Lakers have the 3rd ranked offense in the sports gambling NBA post season as they are averaging 102.6 points per game.  That is significantly better than Orlando, who is averaging only 97.2 points per game.

Defense was considered to be the Lakers sports gambling weakness but that has not been the case so far in the finals.  LA ranks 8th overall in the NBA for defense in the sports gambling post season as they have allowed an average of 95.2 points per game.

Orlando ranked 7th in the NBA for total defense in the sports gambling playoffs as they have allowed an average of 94.3 points per game.  LA’s Kobe Bryant is the 2nd leading scorer for the playoffs as he trails only LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Bryant is averaging 30.1 points per game.

Bryant scored 40 points in game 1 and had 29 more in game 2.  He had 8 assists in each of the first two games of the series as well.  Orlando’s Dwight Howard is the leading rebound man of the NBA post season as he is averaging 15.4 boards per game.

Howard is also averaging 20.9 points per game in the post season but he is being double and sometimes triple teamed by the Lakers and was held to 12 points in game 1 and 17 points in game 2.

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