In the NBA Western Conference Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers are in a tougher fight against the Denver Nuggets than it appears. Over in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics and Heat appear set for a long, drawn out, series. Read more in our NBA update so you can bet on their NBA odds!
NBA Betting: COVID-19 Update – September 22nd Edition
2020 NBA Championship
- When: September 27 – October 17
- Where: Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL
2020 NBA Championship Odds
Jimmy Butler and the Heat blasted Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks 4 games to 1. The Heat kept the good times rolling in the first couple of games against the Boston Celtics. In Game 1, JB scored just 17 points, but he also grabbed 10 boards and dished 6 assists in Miami’s 103-94 victory.
After Game 2, it looked as if the Heat were going to run away with the series. In the second contest, Goran Dragic scored 25 to key a 106-101 come from behind Miami Heat win. Boston held a 60-47 halftime lead. Miami outscored the Celtics 37-17 in the third quarter.
The Celtics played a complete game in the third contest. They outscored Miami 31-22, 32-28, and 26-24 in the first three quarters. The Heat won the fourth quarter 32-28, but it wasn’t nearly enough to beat the Celtics.
Boston won Game 3 117-106. It’s Miami’s turn to counter in Game 4 on Wednesday. If they don’t, Boston could even the series. Expect the Celtics to do exactly that. Boston required a couple of games to recharge their batteries after the tough series against the Toronto Raptors.
The win showed that the Celtics have hit their stride. They won’t look back after the victory and instead will continue to challenge the Heat.
Lakers aren’t locks against the Nuggets
Sure, the Los Angeles Lakers dominated the Denver Nuggets 126-114 to win Game 1. LAL required a last second three from Anthony Davis to win Game 2, though. And, the Lakers won Game 2 105-103, which means the -425 favorite to win the NBA Championship were in a desperate spot.
Game 3 happens on Tuesday night. Before jumping on the Lakers at -6 ½, realize that they have yet to stop, or even contain, Nikola Jokic. Denver’s best player had 21 points and 10 boards in the first game. In the second game, Nikola stepped it up big time. He had 30 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals. Expect Jokic to be even more involved in Game 4. Nikola knows that if the Lakers go up 3-0, the series is over. He’ll do whatever he can to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Have a great rest of your week!