|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NBABasketball betting odds will have 2 basketball betting matchups to handicap on ESPN as Miami hosts Washington and Minnesota hosts Phoenix. Basketball betting odds have not been in the black for any of these basketball betting commodities except the Phoenix Suns, who are a surprise in the West.
The Washington Wizards have been one of the biggest disappointments in the league so far this year with the basketball betting odds as they were touted as a basketball betting commodity that might be the most improved entering the 2009-10 NBA betting season. Washington had a record of 3-9 straight up and 3-9 with the basketball betting odds The Wizards were a poor 1-6 with the basketball betting odds in road action and went under the total in 8 out of those 12 games including 6 out of 7 on the road. Gilbert Arenas has been one of the few bright spots for the Wizards as he was averaging 22.5 points per game.
The Miami had a record of 7-5 straight up and 6-6 with the basketball betting odds. Miami was one of the better defensive teams in the league as they ranked 8th in team points permitted. Miami is led by superstar guard Dwyane Wade, who was averaging 27.8 points per game. Miami has beaten the basketball betting odds in 7 consecutive matchups with Washington.
The Phoenix Suns have returned to the style that brought them so much success with the basketball betting odds for most of the past decade. The Suns are back to a run and gun approach that has them off to a great start of 10-3 straight up and 7-6 with the basketball betting odds. The Suns were the highest scoring team in the NBA but ranked 27th overall for points allowed. Steve Nash quarterbacked the attack with nearly 12 assists per game while Amare Stoudemire led Phoenix in scoring with 20 points per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have degenerated into one of the worst teams on the board in the NBA. Minnesota had a record of 1-12 straight up and 4-9 against the spread with 9 of those 13 games going under the total. Minnesota has failed to cover 6 of their last 9 home games against the Suns.