Tonight will be a big a day for NBA betting odds fans. After what seems like a sports betting eternity the Western Conference Finals will finally get underway when the Phoenix Suns travel to the Los Angeles to take on the defending basketball betting champion Lakers in Game One of what should be an exciting NBA betting series.
The Lakers are the #1 seed in the West and everyone and their uncle expected them to be playing in this NBA betting odds series. The Suns, however, are a bit of wild card and not many NBA betting odds makers picked this team to advance this far in the NBA betting post season. But here they are, thanks to the superb play of PG Steve Nash and the team’s suddenly scorching touch from the perimeter.
This NBA betting odds series should be an offensive explosion and a treat for the fans of the run and gun style of play. Nash (16.5 ppg, 11.0 apg), at 34 years of age, is still the best in the business when it comes to running a fast break and it’s no surprise that he lead the league in assists during the NBA betting odds action. He’s been brilliant in the post season getting his team past Portland in round one of the basketball betting action and then almost single handedly defeating the Spurs in an NBA playoff betting sweep in the conference semifinals.
But Lakers are the best team in the NBA betting odds and will be the most difficult opponent the Suns have seen all NBA betting postseason. The Lakers dominate the paint and will look to beat Phoenix in the half court set. With 7-footers Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom all capable of scoring 20+ points per NBA betting odds contest, no team in the league can stop this trifecta.
And the Lakers also have some guy named Kobe who knows a thing or two about winning NBA playoff betting games. The scary thing for the Suns is the fact that Bryant averaged over 30 ppg in the previous NBA betting odds series versus Utah, even with the wealth of low-post riches that the defending champs possess.
On paper it would seem the Lakers could bludgeon the Suns to death with a steady diet of post up offense. But Phoenix has been shooting the lights out of late and Nash should be able to get plenty of penetration against a slow-footed Derek Fischer. If the Suns can shoot well from the outside, look for Phoenix to steal Game 1of the basketball action in the Big Stapler.