Gambling in sports handicappers are faced with the challenge of trying to select the winner in what looks to be an even on line sports gambling matchup. The Phoenix Suns and Portland Trailblazers split the first four games of their gambling in sports matchup both straight up and against the spread.
Each team won and covered one game both at home and on the road.
The series is now a best of three gambling in sports matchup that will return to Phoenix for game five and then on to Portland for game six. If game seven is necessary it would be in Phoenix.
Phoenix forward Amare Stoudemire has been a major asset with the basketball odds for Phoenix. Stoudemire was averaging 20.5 points per game in the series after leading Phoenix with an average of 23.1 points per game during the regular season.
Phoenix guard Steve Nash continued to demonstrate why he is known by everyone that is gambling in sports as an assist machine. Nash was averaging 10.8 assists and 16.5 points per game in the series, which was a near carbon copy of his 11 assists and 16.5 points per game in the regular season.
A major gambling in sports impact for Portland will be the return of leading scorer Brandon Roy, who came back just eight days after knee surgery. Roy scored 10 points in game four, which was his first appearance of the series. More important, however Roy’s return gives Portland a mental boost for the challenges ahead.
Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge believes that Roy’s return could be the gambling in sports difference in the series.
“Now it’s even. We have won there (at Phoenix) so it’s not impossible. And now we have Brandon back. That makes us even better.”
Aldridge took over the leadership of the Blazers with Roy out and was the team’s leading scorer in the first four games of the series with 20.3 points per game. Marcus Camby was a rebound machine with 11.3 per game. Guard Andre Miller was another key component with 17.3 points and a team best 5.4 assists per game in the series.