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 Thursday April 2nd, 2015. At 10:30 PM EST on the TNT Television Network.
The (38-37) Phoenix Suns of the Western Conference Pacific Division makes the trip from “RIP CITY” where they played last to the “EAST BAY”. Phoenix will play the (61-13) Golden State Warriors also of the Western Conference Pacific in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. This Sports Handicapper believes the Phoenix Suns will be in the 2015 NBA draft lottery. Golden State is going to be a tough out in the 2015 NBA Playoffs. The opening betting line has Golden State as a twelve-point home favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 209′ for Thursday’s game.
The 2015 Phoenix Suns have dropped four in a row both straight up and Against The Spread. Phoenix lost 109-86 their last game on March 30th. The Suns are third in the division, 23′ games out of first place. Phoenix ranks fourth in the NBA scoring the basketball. Phoenix defense allows the opposition 103.6 points per contest, 26th overall. Guard Eric Bledsoe and Center Alex Len lead the team in the five major categories. Len is out of Thursday’s game with a minor nose injury. Point Guard Brandon Knight is questionable with a sore heel. Phoenix is 1-5 ATS their last six in Oakland. The Phoenix Suns are 5-5 their last ten 2015 NBA Betting Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total once and staying under the betting odds total nine times. The key to a Phoenix Suns win is to make an attempt to play tough defense. Head Coach Jeff Hornacek has to get his young team to play with passion down the stretch. Betting Experts in Las Vegas and offshore has Phoenix at 500/1 to win the 2015 NBA Western Conference title.
The 2015 Golden State Warriors have won ten in a row straight up and are 9-1 Against The Spread their last ten. Golden State beat the Clippers on March 31st, 110-106 in Los Angeles. The play that made “SPORTS CENTER” was Stephen Curry breakdown of Chris Paul. Golden State is first in the Pacific Division and has the best record in the League. Curry is the team leader is scoring, assists and steals. Center Andrew Bogut is the leader in shot blocks and rebounds. Shooting Guard Klay Thompson is a scorer and defensive specialist. Forward Draymond Green is questionable with a sore shin. The betting odds under the total are 5-2 the last seven meetings between the teams. The betting odds over the total are 11-5 the last sixteen between the teams in the “BAY AREA”. The only question for Head Coach Steve Kerr is when will he rest his players as we approach the final three weeks of the regular season. Bovada has the Golden State Warriors at 6/5 to win the 2015 NBA Western Conference title.