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Looking for a Lakers-Suns game No.2 series preview. Look no further. We´ve got you covered. The Lakers are certainly looking good for the NBA Championship. Unless the Phoenix Suns come up with a good plan to slow down Kobe Bryant, it seems that the Lakers are going to be the No 1 favorite in the odds to win the 2010 NBA Championship.
Things are about to get harder for the Phoenix Suns. Not only is Kobe, despite his knee injury, playing like he was back in his early 20´s, but it just seems as if the Phoenix Suns have no answer for the Lakers offense. Kobe came in strong with 40 a 40-point conference final game. And there could have been more, had he not let go of the gas pedal at the end of the 4th quarter.
And truth be said, there is no one out there quite capable of scoring 40 points in a single match at this point of the season. The media-attention grabbing LeBron James is not making a single point until next season. The Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo, out of character, probably could build up to making 40 points in the game, but it will only hurt the Celtics. Steve Nash has always been more of a distributor and organizer then the guy that puts in all the baskets. And frankly, it is hard to tell what’s happening with Dwight Howard and his latest low-scoring performances.
So here is where Kobe outshines in the tournament semifinals. He is the one big star left in the NBA playoffs. And even though, most diehard Lakers fans are used to their rollercoaster performances, from pure magic to a bit decadent. And there was little that Steve Nash and his double-double or any of the other Suns could do about it. This is where things change. The 128-107 Lakers victory in game one is going to jingle things around in the sportsbetting world. This is why. The Lakers have covered their spread in 7 of their last 8 games. So at -6, for game No. 2 the Suns really need to push extra hard in order not only to win, but at least to stay competitive in terms of betting.
Now, except for a push in the Lakers last game against the Utah Jazz, 8 of the last 10 Lakers games have gone over, 1 has stayed under and 1 has pushed. And it is kind of easy to explain once you look at the numbers. If you have Kobe Bryant playing over 28 minutes per game, and with his well-proven potential of bringing over 28 or so points per game, handicappers have been tempted to move along the total line to keep up with the market pressures. As of press-time sportsbook industry leader Betias.com has made the O/U total 215. That more points then game number 1`s opening line. So keep an eye out. No series price has been announced just yet. Yet expect the Lakers to hit the ML-600 mark once they come out.
So keep an eye out. Look at the numbers and make the most informed picks. Sure, we are giving you a bit of an edge. This kind of stats will not be found at espn.com, but this is sports gambling. Leave all emotion and fan enthusiasm behind. It’s hard-earned cash we are taking about. This might be one of the few sport betting blogs that does get that. Enjoy the game