The 2023-24 NBA regular season will be one of high expectations in the Valley, as Phoenix looks to finally snap the franchise’s 57-year title drought.
Entering the season, the Suns rank fourth at Arizona sports betting sites when it comes to NBA title odds, at +650, coming in behind Milwaukee and Boston (+400) and defending champion Denver (+550). Ahead of the Suns’ season opener against Golden State on Oct. 24, BetArizona.com took a look at where recent champions ranked in the preseason.
Preseason Odds for NBA Title Teams
Arizona sportsbook promo codes are available to bet the Suns as a narrow Pacific Division favorite at +140. The L.A. Lakers are second at +350, followed by Golden State at +375.
Recent NBA Champs Come From Top
Since 2000, the average preseason odds of the year-end NBA champion were +755, with the longest shot being 2015 Golden State (+2800) and the shortest being the 2018 Warriors (-187). The Suns’ current +650 Arizona sports betting apps odds would place them between the 2022 Warriors (+900) and 2021 Bucks (+550) on the NBA title odds board.
Phoenix has much better title odds than last year’s champion (Denver), which entered the season at +1800 before storming its way through the Western Conference bracket to earn the club’s first title.