After a few years break Los Angeles Lakers are in the NBA final again where they will meet Miami Heat. Thanks to the great plays of LeBron James and Anthony Davies, Lakers are the favorites in the NBA final betting tips. But an exciting and tough final is expected in The Arena in Bay Lake, Florida.
The Los Angeles Lakers won confidently 4-1 against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference final. With this victory they managed to get to the NBA final after 10 years following the last success under legendary head coach Phil Jackson. While Miami Heat was similarly overwhelming in this season’s playoff and won 4-2 against Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference final. Heat won the championship last time in 2013, but they have a real chance now to win their fourth title. The best-of-seven series will start this Wednesday, with the possible seventh game scheduled for the 13th of October.
NBA final betting tips suggest Laker’s victory
Online sportsbooks in the US favoring Los Angeles Lakers to win their 17th NBA title. They also have the odds of 1.50 to win the first game of the final. As we mentioned, the Lakers are on a great run this year. They won their division and the western conference in the regular season. Then they knocked out Portland, Houston and finally Denver to get to the final. Their key players are LeBron James who will play in his 10th final and hope to win his 4th championship title. Ironically he won two titles with Miami Heat before where he spent four years between 2010 and 2014.
The Lakers’ other main player is Anthony Davis, who was traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to the club this season. The seven-time All-Star player continued at a similar level at his new club. He was featured in the NBA All-Star Game as a front-court starter. He averaged 28.8 points on 57.1 percent shooting, 9.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game in the playoffs. This kind of performance was only achieved by one of the best NBA players of all time before, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Miami will be a tough opponent
Lakers won’t have an easy first game though against Miami Heat according to the NBA final betting tips. Online gambling sites in the US offer the smallest odds, 6.00 for a 3-6 points winning margin for Lakers. While the same victory for Heat has the odds of 7.50 on Bovada. The Miami Heat also won their division but finished only in 5th place in the Eastern Conference in the regular season. But in the playoff they raised their level and got through to the final easily defeating Indiana, Milwaukee and Boston on the way. Now the team has the chance to become champions again after their last victory in 2013.
Looks like the signing of All-Star Jimmy Butler, Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder was a great move. Just like drafting Tyler Herro from Kentucky. It will be a key point how Butler can defend against his old rival, James. But he has to show more in attack as well. Bam Adebayo has also played a crucial role in his team’s playoff success . He was second in the Most Improved Player Award this year. If he can get to the level of Davis, the Heat will have a real chance of winning. Now their odds to win the first game is 2.70.