Good stuff Robert. While I disagree from a selfish standpoint since I bet Orlando +550 against Cleveland for the series, I rode them again +245 in this series.
One thing, homecourt has mattered little in these things, although a Game 7 would be huge for LA at home I agree.
You mention Odom as a KEY...to some extent I agree but the CRUCIAL factor for LA is Bynum and Gasol down on the post against Howard. Bynum needs more than his 17 minute average and piss poor performances for the most part for LA to eventually win out here......he basically has had like 3 good games total in the playoffs. Teams with a strong low post have given LA trouble at times.....and they way the Magic rain 3's all the time, you can barely double him.
Hard to see LA lose it twice in back to back years...but then again I am a guy who goes against public more times than not, and while I backed off my series bet here since I CRSUHED the Monte Carlos book with my last prop bet....I will throw down 3 bills on the series bet and let the chips fall where they may.
You & RJ both Grads of Ohio ST? Go Buckeyes!