Sports gambling action has focused on the Southeast Division online betting sports gambling race between the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks. The Orlando Magic entered the 2009-10 NBA sports gambling season as one of the online betting sports gambling favorites to win the division and compete for the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs after their berth in the NBA Finals last online sports gambling season.
Orlando led Atlanta by a slim 2-game margin in the Southeast Division race with a sports gambling record of 43-20 straight up and 32-27-4 against the spread. Orlando was one of the top “under” teams in the NBA with a sports gambling mark of just 24 games going over the total out of 63 played.
With superstar center Dwight Howard, and a well balanced team that was in the top 10 of the sports gambling rankings for both offense and defense, Orlando will be tough to beat down the stretch. The Atlanta Hawks have emerged as one of the most consistent sports gambling commodities in the NBA.
Atlanta had a sports gambling record of 40-21 straight up and a strong 36-25 against the spread. The Hawks were profitable both at home and on the road and as a favorite or a dog.
Atlanta was the sports gambling opposite of Orlando in that they went over the total in 36 out of their 61 games to rank as one of the top “over” teams on the pro basketball board. The up and down Miami Heat had a record of 31-31 straight up and 31-30-1 against the spread.
Miami was one of the favored teams of the “undertakers” as they went over the total in just 25 out of their 62 games. The Heat are always a threat any night they take the floor with Dwyane Wade in their lineup. Wade was averaging over 26 points per game to lead the team and he also led Miami in assists.