BetMGM NBA Playoff Betting Update: $40K on Celtics?

NBA Playoff Betting Update from Las Vegas

The defending champs won’t go away. After the Celtics flexed their muscles early in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Toronto Raptors have clawed back to force a Game 7 on Friday night. As of 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Boston is a 3-point favorite at most books with the total at 204.5. That total is ten points lower than where these two teams opened for Game 1 last week. Check WagerTalk’s odds page for the latest point spread and ticket counts.

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BetMGM has taken a $40,000 moneyline wager on the Celtics -135 in tonight’s contest, which would win $29,628 for the bettor. At BetMGM, the Celtics are the book’s biggest liability to win the Eastern Conference with over 30-percent of tickets and 33-percent of dollars wagered in the futures market. In the West, nearly 65-percent of dollars wagered in the conference championship pool are on the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers reaching the NBA Finals would generate a six-figure loss for the book.

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