Phoenix Sports Fans Among Least Likely to Experience Postseason

Phoenix Sports Fans Among Least Likely to Experience Postseason
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It’s been a long start to the season for fans of the Arizona Cardinals, who have lost three of four to open the year.

With the Cardinals Super Bowl odds sitting at +75000 and the Arizona Coyotes having the fifth-longest Stanley Cup title odds, it’s worth wondering if Phoenix sports fans are jinxed. found the odds of each NFL, NBA and NHL team making the playoffs as of Oct. 5. After combining the percentage chance of each team for a city, we were able to arrive at the fanbases least likely to see the postseason this sports calendar. Only cities with a team in each league were included. 

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Fanbases Least Likely to See Postseason

CityNFLNBANHLCombined %
ChicagoBears (+2500, 3.8%)Bulls (+150, 40%)Hawks (+800, 11.1%)54.9%
Washington, DCCommanders (+285, 26%)Wizards (+1100, 8.3%)Capitals (+250, 28.6%)62.9%
New YorkJets (+850, 10.5%)Nets (+145, 40.8%)Islanders (+100, 50%)101.3%
PhoenixCardinals (+1500, 6.3%)Suns (-3000, 96.8%)Coyotes (+500, 16.7%)119.8%
DetroitLions (-475, 82.6%)Pistons (+950, 9.5%)Red Wings (+230, 30.3%)122.4%
Odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona.

Suns Saving Grace for Phoenix Pro Teams

Thanks to the ongoing futility of the Cardinals and Coyotes, Phoenix finds itself with the fourth-lowest combined odds (among a city’s NFL, NBA and NHL teams) to make the postseason at 119.8%. That figure was helped significantly by the Suns’ -3000 (96.8%) Arizona sportsbook apps odds of making the NBA postseason.

Because of the Suns’ prospects, Phoenix was far from the worst city when it comes to postseason chances, with Chicago (54.9%), Washington D.C. (62.9%) and New York (101.3%) all ranking ahead of the Valley.

For now, sports fans in Arizona should count their lucky stars the Suns have rebounded on the court and have the fourth-best Arizona sports betting NBA title odds.

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Christopher Boan is the lead writer at after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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