Anehein, CA (PressExposure) May 29, 2009 -- Memo to Mo Williams, leave the predictions or shot calling, to Babe Ruth, Mark Messier and Joe Namath.
Prior to Tuesdayâs Game 4, the Cleveland Cavaliersâ one-guard guaranteed a win but unlike that revered New York trio, his mouth wrote a check that he couldnât cash.
The Cavs were defeated in OT by a score of 116-114 and as a result, they failed to cover as -1.5 road faves and are down 3-1 in the Eastern Conference final.
Over in the West, the sports betting public rejoiced as the Los Angeles Lakers rebounded nicely at home last night following a brutal 120-101 road loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday.
Back in the friendly confines of the STAPLES Center L.A. defeated the Nuggets 103-94, covering as 6-point favorites and getting a leg up on Denver in the series, currently leading 3 games to 2.
NBA Playoff Trends
The Nuggets arenât out for the count by any stretch of the imagination as they play Game 6 back in Denver and are 18-2 straight up and 14-6 against the spread in their last 20 home games.
The NBA secretly wants a Cavs-Lakers final but should the Orlando Magic, who are 7-point underdogs in tonightâs Game 5 in Cleveland, defeat the Cavaliers and the Nuggets force and win a Game 7, the NBA will see a final with the Denver Nuggets and Orlando.
What about an Orlando-Denver Final?
SPORTSBETTING.com offers up the unique option for âProspective Bettingâ The Nuggets have been the hotter team during the postseason, going 12-2-1 ATS while the Magic are 10-7 ATS in the playoffs, although hey are currently on a 6-0 ATS run.
In the last 20 games overall between Denver and Orlando, the Magic hold the edge with a record of 12-7-1 ATS and the Under has cashed in the last four consecutive meetings between the two.
More recently, the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic split the season series in 2008/09.
The two teams last met back in February 11, 2009 but it was Denver that came away with the win straight up and against the spread, covering as 7-point road âdogs in an 82-73 win.
The first meeting of the season took place back in January, with the Magic coming away with a 106-88 win in Denver, covering 1.5-point road underdog.
The last 15 times Orlando has hosted Denver, they have been, pardon the pun, magic, going 14-1 SU and 11-3-1 ATS.
In Denverâs last 15 home contests against the Magic, it hasnât been too profitable overall going 7-6-2 ATS but more recently it has been, going 5-1 ATS and 4-2 O/U in its last six matchups dating back to November of 2003.
Itâs not out of the realm of possibility to see a Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic championship final in the NBA.
The Magic can knock off the favored Cleveland Cavaliers by the end of the night and if Denver can replicate the same result as its last home game and pull it together in the ensuing Game 7 then a Nuggets-Magic final we shall see.
It wouldnât be the exact matchup the NBA would want but it wouldnât be a bad thing either.
Weâll see how it plays out.
You can check all the NBA Playoff odds and Prospective Betting at SPORTSBETTING.com.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
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