As the first game of the NBA Finals has come and gone, sports fans got a glimpse of how the series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers might pan out, as San Antonio succeeded in shutting down LeBron James, and playing excellent defense in an 85-76 win Thursday night. Unfortunately for me and possibly quite a few others betting on this game, my online sportsbook bet missed by a mere point and a half, as the Cavaliers gave up on the game with almost a full minute left on the clock. I had predicted that Mr. James could be contained, and would likely be double teamed, however with a 4-16 shooting performance, the Spurs certainly didn’t have to contain much in this game. Nonetheless, with his sub-par night on Thursday only amounting to a nine point loss, sports fans should expect a much better Game 2 on Sunday and you can bet for sure that I’ll take the points in the next game as well.
Credit should also be given to San Antonio, who looked in control the entire game, and seemed to have a plan for every quarter played. Tony Parker took team leadership to a new meaning, and dominated the Cavs, who couldn’t seem to defend him the entire night. Maybe using Eric Snow, and his fine defensive capabilities might not be a bad choice for Cleveland coach Mike Brown to consider for the next game. As this game shows, betting on sports can be a little tricky when it comes to playoff series in particular, however, I still positively believe that this series will come down to a game six or seven to decide it, especially once the Cavaliers shake off the Game 1 jitters that were all to noticeable. I’m already doing my online sports betting for Game 2 at Playersonly.com today as the line has stayed at 7.5 in favor of the Spurs. We’ll give this wager one more try, and hopefully the Cavaliers will make the series interesting and split with San Antonio before heading home.
On a quick note in Major League Baseball, there have been some exciting late-in-the-game comebacks recently, which has certainly made wagering on baseball in our best online sportsbooks more exciting. One wager placed last night on the Padres seemed all but lost after Jake Peavy gave up 5 runs in the seventh inning, however in the bottom of the ninth, San Diego came rallying back to clip the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5. Add this game to the number of close calls so far this year, and I’d say Major League baseball is definitely an exciting game for sports fans to watch and wager on. Make sure to check out all the great sports action this weekend, and stop by a few of our featured online sports betting sites here at CasinoReview.org. Have a great Friday, and we wish you all the luck in online wagering this weekend.