The NBA betting odds for the Western Conference Finals are firmly in favor of the defending NBA betting champion Los Angeles Lakers. But with the series at 2-1 in Lakers advantage there is still plenty of basketball to be played in this best of seven NBA playoff wagering series and the fat lady is far from singing.
With LA taking Games 1 and 2 at the Big Stapler in LA the series swung out to the desert where the Suns promptly dispatched of the champs Game 3 of this NBA betting odds series setting the stage for Game 4.
As any basketball betting fan that saw Game 3 knows the key to a Suns win is Amare Stoudamire. Stoudemire played the best game of his NBA betting career during Game 3 scoring 42 points and grabbing 11 boards. After being more or less contained by the Lakers big men in Games 1 and 2 of this NBA betting odds series his breakout performance was a bit of a surprise for most basketball betting fans.
Unfortunately for the Suns they will need him –or some other player on the squad- to have monster night in Game 4 if Phoenix is going to tie this NBA playoff betting series up. The simple truth is that the Lakers are simply the superior team in this NBA betting matchup and in a best of seven series the best team almost always wins.
But if Stoudamire can go for 40+ points again or Jason Richardson can get hot from the perimeter and drop in 40+, Steve Nash gets the hot hand the Suns can win this NBA odds contest.
NBA betting fans should expect another high scoring affair as the Suns will look to run and simply outscore their opponent rather than slow them down on defense. Phoenix cannot win a half court battle with the Lakers and will look to take the likes of Andrew Bynum and Pao Gasol out of the game by dictating a fast tempo in this NBA playoff betting game.
That still leaves plenty of danger for the Suns as Kobe Bryant can get up and down the court as well as anyone, and as the Suns run and increase the number of offensive possessions for the Lakers the greater chance that Bryant will score a heap of points in this NBA betting matchup.
Whichever, this still gives the Suns the best chance for a Game 4 NBA wagering win, and if one their stars score 40+ points tonight, the Suns will even this NBA playoff betting series.