NBA Playoffs Heating Up the Sportsbook

Los Angeles Lakers…see ya!

Boston Celtics…hit the road Big Three!

That’s right…with the Celtics and Lakers now both dispatched from the postseason, the league will be crowning a new champion coming on the heels of what has been one of the most surprising postseasons in recent memory.

However, just because the ‘big name’ C’s and Lakers are gone, doesn’t mean that BetUS basketball sportsbook gamblers should be in mourning. No, just the opposite is true.

Hardwood gamblers everywhere should be celebrating because basketball betting is heating up quicker than the coming summer temperatures as the NBA playoffs inch toward their respective conference finals.

The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat, the two teams that dispatched the Lakers and Celtics respectively, will both be offering value-packed odds in their quests to reach the NBA Finals and stage a repeat of their 2006 Finals matchup.

Led by superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks’ jaw-dropping accuracy from three-point distance, Dallas was extremely impressive in sweeping the Lakers and will make their conference finals debut riding an absolutely incendiary 13-0-1 ATS mark over their L/14 games.

The Miami Heat and their dynamic duo of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were favored to win the NBA Championship this season and will continue offering great NBA Futures Odds after pulling off their huge win over the aging Celtics.

Of course, roundball bettors still have one semifinal series showdown currently taking place in each conference with the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks set for a Game 6 meeting in Atlanta on Thursday night and the Memphis Grizzlies hosting Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.

League MVP Derrick Rose and the Bulls are 5-5 ATS this postseason while Jo Johnson and the Hawks are just 1-3 ATS over their last four games.

Kevin Durant and the Thunder have covered the basketball sportsboook spread in three of the last four games in their series against Zach Randolph and the Grizzlies.

Should both series’ go to a Game 7 meeting, they will both be held on Sunday with Oklahoma City hosting Memphis at 3:30 PM ET and Chicago hosting Atlanta at 8:00 PM ET.

Oh yeah, with six teams still remaining in the postseason at the time of this writing and the Conference Finals quickly approaching, BetUS NBA betting enthusiasts still have a plethora of potential ways to strike pay dirt in the Basketball Sportsbook – even if the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers’ familiar faces aren’t around anymore.