Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday March 4th, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST.
The (31-30) Phoenix Suns of the Western Conference Pacific Division makes the trip from “SOUTH BEACH” where they lost Monday to Central Florida. Phoenix will play the (19-42) Orlando Magic of the Eastern Conference Southeast in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at The Amway Center in downtown Orlando, Florida. This Sports Handicapper believes the Phoenix Suns are trying to get the right fit in the backcourt after a major trade. Orlando is competitive but will be in the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. The opening betting line has Phoenix as a four-point road favorite Against The Point Spread, the betting odds total is at 204′ for Wednesday’s game.
The 2015 Phoenix Suns have dropped five of their last seven straight up since the 2015 All-Star Classic. Phoenix lost to the Miami Heat on Monday March 2nd. The Suns travel to the Brooklyn for a matchup on the six and are in Cleveland the seventh of this month. Phoenix ranks third in the NBA scoring the basketball; they are near the bottom in points allowed by opponents. Shooting Guard Eric Bledsoe leads the team in three of the five major categories. Center Alex Len grabs nearly seven rebounds per contest and is the leader in shot blocks. Phoenix is 1-5 Against The Spread their last six on a day’s rest. The Suns are 1-5 Against The Number their last six in Orlando. The Phoenix Suns are 2-3 their last five 2015 NBA Expert ATS Picks on the road, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under the betting odds total twice. The Phoenix Suns are in transition; the franchise got lucky in getting Point Guard Brandon Knight from Milwaukee. He is young, intelligent and a fierce competitor. Head Coach Jeff Hornacek has a future in coaching and Suns management will want to keep his around. Betting Experts in Las Vegas has Phoenix at +15,000 to win the 2015 Western Conference title and +30,000 to win the 2015 NBA Championship.
The 2015 Orlando Magic have dropped three in a row straight up. Orlando lost to Charlotte in their last game on March 1st. Orlando scores nearly ninety-six points on average. The defense ranks near the bottom of the league. Head Coach James Borrego is 4-5 since taking over for Jacque Vaughn. The Magic has a very good nucleus of young players. Guard Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo. Center Nikola Vucevic is the team leader in scoring and rebounds. The betting odds under the total are 5-0 the Magic last five following a Point Spread loss. The betting odds over the total are 4-1 the last five between the team in “O TOWN”. The Orlando Magic are 6-3-1 their last ten Against The Spread, going over the betting odds over the total twice and staying under the betting odds total eight times. The key to an Orlando win is to play freely. Payton and Oladipo have to play good defense on the perimeter. Bovada list Orlando at +200,000 to win the 2015 NBA title.
Free Picks: Orlando+4.