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LA Lakers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Finals Game 3 Betting Odds

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Jun/08/2009
LA Lakers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Finals Game 3 Betting Odds

Heading into Tuesday's game day, LA Lakers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Finals Game 3 betting odds remained a flat Orlando -4 across the board.  Not a single online sportsbook had deviated away from this number since opening.

Some important trends to consider for Game 3:

The Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a home favorite of 0.5 to 4.5.

They are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Pacific.
Orlando, Against The Spread in All games against Pacific division opponents has a record of 11  Wins and 1  Losses  this season

Orlando is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

Not to be down on the Lakers, but they are:

1-11-1 ATS in their last 13 NBA Championship games.

3-11 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Southeast.

3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. win.

Granted, the Lakers are also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 29 points while Pau Gasol added 24 points and 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double in his last 11 games.

The Magic nearly returned from Los Angeles with the best-of-seven series tied after heading into overtime where the Lakers won 101-96. Instead, they're down 2-0, and now Bryant has a promise for Game 3 on Tuesday night.

 

"We're about to kick it up," he said. "You'd better believe it. We're close. You see what I'm saying? This is the finals. We're going to be ready to go.

"Rashard Lewis led the Magic Sunday night with a playoff career-high 34 points (including 18 of the Magic's 20 second quarter points) to go with 10 rebounds and a playoff career-high seven assists. His point total marked the most ever by a Magic player in an NBA Finals game.

Dwight Howard became just the second player in NBA playoff history to amass at least 15 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocks in a playoff game. The other was Hakeem (Akeem at the time) Olajuwon in 1986.

"We've just got to go home and take care of business," Magic center Dwight Howard said. "The Lakers did a good job of protecting their home, and now it's our turn to do the same thing. We've been in some tough situations. We've just got to fight our way out."

Game 3 is Tuesday night at Orlando's Amway Arena, which will be hosting a finals game for the first time since June 9, 1995.

LA Lakers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Finals Game 3 Betting Odds could be found at SBG Global

 

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