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    Lakers -9.5 (195.5) Bookmaker
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    lakers cover easily.
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    Was expecting 7-7.5. But it's LA or nothing at home
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasin4000 View Post
    lakers cover easily.
    agreed. The nba wont allow this series to go shorter then 7 games.If 38-10 ft disparity doesnt prove that nothing will.
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    9.5 is just about right but I could see it go higher.
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    i hope lakers are up 40 in the 4th and end up winning by 9 pts
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    why does everyone treat these lakers like the kobe/shaq lakers, this team is good but not nearly as good as those teams. Seems like they get the same respect though. Boston with the home court really should have been a fav. in this series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by New Money View Post
    why does everyone treat these lakers like the kobe/shaq lakers, this team is good but not nearly as good as those teams. Seems like they get the same respect though. Boston with the home court really should have been a fav. in this series.
    Exactly!
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    Boston with the home court really should have been a fav. in this series.
    Not sure about that. You have to ask yourself what kind of record Boston would have had if they were in the tougher Western Conference. I certainly don't believe they would have won the West like the Lakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookie View Post
    Not sure about that. You have to ask yourself what kind of record Boston would have had if they were in the tougher Western Conference. I certainly don't believe they would have won the West like the Lakers.
    Not a chance, would of been around the 3 seed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookie View Post
    Not sure about that. You have to ask yourself what kind of record Boston would have had if they were in the tougher Western Conference. I certainly don't believe they would have won the West like the Lakers.
    didnt boston have some kind of insane record vs the west. I think they started out 16-0 vs the west.
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    25-5 vs west. So yeah they probably would have been the #1 seed out west.
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    i very rarely blame a game on the officials but that was BAD. that was about as one sided as a game could be called.
    how many times did odom and gasol get smacked in the first half?
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    Quote Originally Posted by New Money View Post
    25-5 vs west. So yeah they probably would have been the #1 seed out west.
    I have to admit they were amazing at the start of the season.
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    Keep in mind boston didn't play the majority of their schedule vs the west. Like western conference teams do. When they did play western teams they used those games as measuring sticks.

    Lakers have yet to cover a game and yet draw the majority of the action from the books - It's a holiday in Vegas. 9 points is 3 points too many but lakrs fans will keep chasing.
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    well no doudt the lakers will win game 3, but boston should take this series now.
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    West is overrated. Sure there is alot of talent, but none of those teams IMO could beat the celtics. I think only the Spurs could beat the Pistons. Granted the rest of the east is pretty weak and would have trouble with 8 seed of west, but at the top, east lead by Celtics/Pistons are above those in the west.

    I think this series is over in 5. Teams that gave Celtics trouble have being defensive teams, and they've had no problems stopping other teams. Nobody on the West could play as good as defense as have the Hawks/Cavs/Pistons (maybe Spurs/Rockets). West is just an offensive juggernut. The only way you could beat Celtics is on the defensive end, and IMO Lakers with their soft D is not getting that done.
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    Trend is obviously for Game 3 home team down 0-2 to DRILL the opponent in this years playoffs. This has been happening every game and with Phil lobbying the refs some in the press conf, you gotta think LAL will get every call. However, Celts are gonna be about +400 on the moneyline and that just seems like way too big of a number for a team that is 4-0 vs LAL this year with none of the games really being that close (sans insane last few mins tonight)...I gotta like the Celts +9.5 or the ML value wise, it just seems pretty clear the bookies got the price wrong on this series, although they had to make LAL a huge fav since everyone was gonna be on them.

    The most apparent thing when the two teams play is how much harder LAL has to work for baskets then the Celts do. Every time the Lakers score its some nice low post move by Gasol or a tough J by Kobe, nothing easy really. Meanwhile PP is going wherever he wants, KG's midrange jumper has been off but he's still getting easy looks, Ray is scoring 15-17 again in the flow of the game and Rondo is beating whoever off the dribble with ease. Not to mention the Celts are the better defending/rebounding teams.


    I think LAL probably wins game 3, maybe even by 30 like the game 3 trend suggests, however, Celts at -160ish to win the East seems like a bargain. If you were to assume the two are equal then the price on that would be closer to -300ish. I don't even know if I'd assume they are equal because I think Boston may just be better....


    Also, have to agree with KCameron...Celts struggle with teams that will grind like they will and have a great player to get them big buckets while the Celts sometimes struggle with that against their D. This happened with LeBron.....

    If LAL does indeed win this series, I can't see how it isn't because of Kobe pulling a MJ in '93, Wade in '06, Dream in '94, Shaq in '00 on these finals and just obliterating everyone which is obviously possible....
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    What is up with these crazy lines jilted towards the Lakers? 9.5 is a utter joke.

    Boston at -150ish to win the series is a bigger joke. Who is setting these lines? This is too easy.
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    Boston +9 1/2 LOL How often were they a dog of this size all year?? NOT ONCE...Boston for the Limit please!

    I've seen some fucking joke lines before, but this takes the cake
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    9.5 is a joke but it isn't that bad for game 3 because game 3s are all big blowouts so far this playoffs. I think a line of 8.5-9 in games 4 and 5 will be bigger jokes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookie View Post
    I have to admit they were amazing at the start of the season.
    Boston lost one road game to the Western Conference all year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPark1 View Post
    What is up with these crazy lines jilted towards the Lakers? 9.5 is a utter joke.

    Boston at -150ish to win the series is a bigger joke. Who is setting these lines? This is too easy.
    You said it best. I cannot believe the best def team and the best all around team with hm court is a underdog. What the fuk am I missing? I will bet the celts every game this series. Really big bet for me in game 4 if they lose gm 3.
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