Today the bookies made a bold move and nominated Cleveland as favourites away from home. That tells me that Howard Stern wants 2 more game 7 series but I wouldn't know for sure. Cleveland seem to be heavy as well, people prefer to take the team that are in a must win situation even when they play away.
I really think Orlando is the better team in the series so I'm confused now.
From history, Cavs in Orlando, last 4 games
Orlando -Cavs 104-90
Orlando -Cavs 99-89
Orlando -Cavs 116-87
I see only 2 options here:
a) it is rigged to be Kobe- Bron superhype mediafinal,would be very good for business
b) public opinion, which really makes odds, believes it is rigged to be LA- Cavs final
Seeing Cavs as fav tonight is almost as weird if we see Fed as favorite to win RG final against Nadal before match. Considering matchup only, Orlando would be no higher than 1.5. Orlando is 6-1 in last 7 games, when playing home against Cleveland. Orlando is 6-2 in last 8 games when playing Cleveland NO MATTER WHERE and they are still underdogs??!
Exactly my thought, I'm thinking that they want 2 game 7 series again and a LeBron-Kobe show. Yesterday Denver were getting all the calls and the way they've made the rules they can splash technicals for absolutely anything. I would imagine that the Lakers would in turn get all the calls in LA etc.
It's really sad if they think they can boost the popularity of the game that way.
Orlando is a much better team than Cleveland but somebody wants Cleveland in the finals - for whatever reason.