It’s been a rip-roaring start for the Phoenix Suns, leading several Arizona betting apps to list them among the NBA’s title favorites in 2022.
The 34-9 Suns are three games ahead of the Golden State Warriors in the Pacific Division and have won eight of their last 10 entering Thursday’s road game against the Dallas Mavericks.
The Suns rank third in the league in points per game (112.5), sixth in points allowed (104.6) and have an egalitarian offensive attack that features eight players who average double figures.
All of those elements have led the Suns to be an Arizona sports betting favorite, both in terms of NBA Championship and Western Conference odds.
Suns Among Top 4 Title Favorites
The Suns haven’t missed a beat after falling to Milwaukee 4-2 in the 2021 NBA Finals.
It was the franchise’s first appearance in the finals since Charles Barkley led the Suns against Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the 1993 Finals — which the Bulls won in six games.
Phoenix is currently ranked third or fourth on NBA betting title boards.
TwinSpires Arizona and Unibet Arizona give the Suns the best NBA championship odds at +650. The Suns rank third in the 30-team league behind the Brooklyn Nets (+275 on both) and Golden State (+450 on both).
The Suns are pegged at +670 to win the 2022 NBA Championship on Fubo Sportsbook, tied with the Bucks and behind the Nets (+255) and Warriors (+460).
At DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona, the Suns are in a tie with the Bucks for third overall at +700 — behind the Nets (+245) and Warriors (+475).
The oddsmakers at Caesars Sportsbook Arizona have the Suns at +750 to win it all, which ranks fourth behind the Nets (+260), Warriors (+500), and Bucks (+700).
SuperBook Arizona has the Suns at +850 to win it all, ranking behind the Warriors (+300), Nets (+350), and Bucks (+700).
All eight operators give Phoenix the second-best chances to win the NBA’s Western Conference, behind the Warriors, with odds that range from +295 (Fubo Sportsbook) to +350 (SuperBook Arizona).
The Suns and Warriors play one more time during the regular season — March 30 at Golden State on ESPN.
Suns, Warriors Feature MVP Favorites
As you might expect from two teams contending for the NBA title, the Suns and Warriors feature three of the top 11 players in NBA MVP odds.
Golden State’s Steph Curry is the clear favorite on BetMGM at +155. The Suns’ Devin Booker and Chris Paul are tied for ninth on the list at +8000. Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is second in the MVP odds at +325.
Caesars Sportsbook lists the Warriors’ Draymond Green as the current favorite (+100) for NBA Defensive Player of the Year.