Sports book gambling news is not limited to the on line sports gambling matchups, however, as the Cleveland Cavaliers are getting plenty of attention as well.
The Cavaliers have fired Mike Brown as head coach after the second consecutive season in which they suffered a major basketball betting upset loss in the playoffs. Last year Brown was NBA Coach of the Year but the heavily favored and top seeded Cavs were upset in the second round of the playoffs.
This year Cleveland was again the top seed and chalk in the Eastern Conference and again was bounced in the second round. Brown leaves as the winningest coach in Cleveland history but also under the cloud of being out-coached in the playoffs, especially this year in their losing series against Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics.
Brown had a straight up sports book gambling record of 272-138 for a winning percentage of .663. He is likely to be a serious candidate for the coaching vacancies in Chicago, Atlanta, or New Orleans.
Meanwhile massive speculation has already begun as to where Cleveland super star LeBron James will play next year as he will become a free agent in July. Among the many rumors among those betting on basketball is that James will come in a package deal with a coach such as the University of Kentucky’s John Calipari.
Meanwhile the Celtics maintained a 3-1 lead in their best of seven Eastern Conference Finals series against the Orlando Magic. Orlando stayed alive with a 96-92 sports book gambling win at Boston in overtime as 7 point dogs to send the series back to Orlando for game 5 on Wednesday night.
In their head to head series the road team and the underdog has been the NBA betting key to success. The road team has covered 8 out of the last 9 meetings between Boston and Orlando and the underdog has paid out in 8 of the last 9 meetings between the teams as well.
The two teams have gone under the total in 8 out of their last 10 head to head matchups.