NBA Betting: Looking Ahead To a Bulls-Lakers Final

NBA Finals Odds2011 Kentucky Derby betting players have a wide-open race to look forward to next weekend as there are a number of horses who could come away with the victory in the “Run For The Roses”. In the NBA playoffs, it’s the same case as there is as much parity in the NBA as there has been in years, and in our prediction for the Finals, we’re picking a young team to dethrone the two-time champions.

Eastern Conference

Boston is like an aging UFC betting option who is looking for one final big fight (Randy Couture this weekend, anyone?), but we think their age will eventually catch up to them because they really should have lost at least two games, both at home, to New York. We’re not comfortable with Miami’s inability to score in tight games. Orlando or Atlanta? They likely won’t make it past the next round. So we’re going with Chicago, who play great defense and unlike the Celtics or Heat, everyone knows who is going to get the ball in a close game: Derrick Rose, the probable MVP of the league.

Western Conference

Even if San Antonio comes all the way back from a 3-1 deficit to beat Memphis, they probably won’t have enough left in the tank to make it out of the West. Oklahoma City has the tools and now they have experience and toughness with Kendrick Perkins, but can Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant co-exist down the stretch, unlike their Game 4 loss in Denver? The Nuggets and Grizzlies, if they make it out of the first round, won’t make it past the second round. We have to stick with their defending champions from Los Angeles, even though we think the Thunder could push them. When the Lakers are clicking on all cylinders, they’re the best team in the West, by far.

NBA Finals

You don’t need to read 5dimes reviews to realize that Bulls-Lakers is a big series, you only have to know NBA betting lines history: in 1991, Michael Jordan’s Bulls took out Magic Johnson’s Lakers, and it was a symbolic changing of the guard. This year, it’ll be Rose and his Bulls who put the Kobe Bryant and his Lakers to bed, a fitting end to one of the best seasons we’ve seen by a single player. The Bulls have the size and length to contend with the Lakers, and they also have the players to come off the bench and play with Los Angeles’ bench. It’ll also spell the end of Phil Jackson, who has won six titles with Jordan’s Bulls, and now five championships with Bryant and the Lakers. Lay a sports bet on Chicago to win it all.

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