L. A. Lakers - Denver Nuggets
|02-05-2012, 04:30||L. A. Lakers - Denver Nuggets
League: NBA Playoffs, USA
LA LAKERS TO WIN AH (-5.50) AT ODDS 2.13Final result: 104 - 100
Profit: 0.00 - 7 = -7
I don't know yet how the public will react in this one, but I somehow feel that this odds and this line will not last for long.
If someone had doubts that the Lakers would not show their A-game with the start of the play-offs, the same had been proved very wrong in game one. Game 1 (103-88) was once again a demonstration of the strength and the psychological preparation of big teams while entering the postseason. Although every game within the play-offs is a new one, I doubt that we will see another picture than a clear Lakers win again. Bynum contributed with the first triple-double since Magic Johnson back in 1991 and Kobe added 31 points for an easy game 1 win of the Lakers. The Lakers will once again try to dominate the paint and to limit Denver's transition game.
The team page of the Nuggets has a nice slogan - beat L.A.! However, that will be harder than the slogan may suggest, especially taking into account Denver's performance in game 1 of this series. It proved once again with an average age of 23.6 years, the Nuggets simply lack playoff experience. They will have to limit the turnovers in game 2 if they want to have a chance at all. In game 1, they produced a total of 17 turnovers a were already 13 points behind after the first quarter. With a 35.6% shooting percentage like in game 1, the Nuggets will face another defeat at the Staples Center. That are in short the two main segments which Denver must improve in game 2 to stay close, but I doubt that the Lakers will let that happen so easy.
The Lakers took already three of the four regular season meetings. They have won all three in their Staples Center with a combined score of +24 points. Those eight points in average already reveal how game 2 will most likely finish, with another great performance of the Lakers taking also game 2 of this series. Take the playoff experienced Lakers including the 5.5 points. I doubt that you'll get the same odds for this line tomorrow afternoon.
Medium-High stakes on L.A. Lakers to win AH (-5.50).
Posted on: 01.05.2012, 00.12 CET (Viewed: 475 times)
Match starts on: May 02, 2012
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