Can the Suns Stop Online Betting NBA History?
Posted by: Mike Davis
As we approach the final games of the season, most online betting NBA headlines will involve teams’ final plight to secure a spot in this year’s postseason. However, there is another, equally important, headline that has been floating around involving NBA records. Russell Westbrook, one of this year’s leading candidates for the MVP award, is on the cusp of making basketball betting history. All the Thunder’s superstar needs is to deliver just one more triple-double. Considering he has posted 41 already this season, it seems more than plausible that Westbrook will be able to get it done.
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Westbrook will get that opportunity Friday night when the Thunder get set to face off against the Phoenix Suns. There are only 4 games left on Oklahoma City’s schedule, including Friday’s contest, so there aren’t a plethora of opportunities for Westbrook to make history. Nevertheless, we’ll have to see if Westbrook can get it done against the Suns.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns – Friday, April 7th
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: NBA TV
Online Betting NBA Line:
Oklahoma City Thunder -8 ½ (-110) 227 ½ (-110) -450
Phoenix Suns +8 ½ (-110) 227 ½ (-110) +360
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder have pillaged their way, behind Westbrook’s unbelievable season, to a 45-33 record that ranks the franchise 6th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Northwest Division. 2017 will mark the second consecutive season that Oklahoma City has been able to qualify for the postseason, and they’ll be looking to make it past the conference semifinals this time around. The Thunder enter this contest riding a 2-game win streak and have posted a 2-2 record in their last 4 games. This contest will mark the 4th and final time these two teams face off against each other with the Thunder winning the first two games and Phoenix winning their most recent match 118-111.
The Thunder will turn to Westbrook to lead them past the Suns. Westbrook is averaging a triple-double on the season with 31.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per contest. Westbrook has posted two triple-doubles against Phoenix, and the Thunder won both those games. With that in mind, it seems that an Oklahoma City victory rests on the shoulders of Westbrook.
This will be one of the last times online NBA betting fans can see the Suns compete this season, since Phoenix will not be making the playoffs. This is due to their pitiful 22-57 record that ranks Phoenix last in the Western Conference as well as last in the pacific Standings. The Suns have lost 13 in a row. 2017 will mark the 6th straight year that the Suns have been absent from the playoffs.
To help overcome the Thunder, the Suns will turn to leading point-scorer Devin Booker. Booker is good for 21.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per outing. Second in points for Phoenix is Eric Bledsoe, who is putting up 21.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per contest.