It’s been a season to remember for Phoenix Suns fans and sports betting in Arizona alike, with the franchise chasing down the No. 1 seed in the NBA postseason.
The Suns (51-13), who have an 8.5-game lead over Golden State in the NBA’s Western Conference, are either alone at the top or tied with the Warriors for the league’s best title odds on four major mobile sportsbook sites as of Tuesday.
Phoenix has already matched its regular season win total from a year ago in eight fewer games and has a shot at breaking the franchise’s single season wins record (62) set during the 2004-05 season.
The Suns look to notch their 52nd victory of the year in their 65th game when they face Orlando on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Arizona time on Bally Sports Arizona.
Suns Look Like NBA Title Frontrunners in 2022
The Suns have returned from last year’s six-game NBA Finals loss at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks with an eye on notching the franchise’s first championship.
Three-quarters of the way through the regular season, it appears Monty Williams’ bunch is primed to do just that, with the Suns sitting alone atop the NBA Championship odds on DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona (+380) and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona (+430).
The Suns are knotted up with Golden State at BetMGM Arizona and Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, both of which have Phoenix at +450 to win it all.
At BetMGM, the Suns opened the season +1400 to win the title. Currently, the Suns have the highest NBA betting ticket percentage and handle percentage of any Western Conference team for the operator.
NBA Conference Winner Insights 🏀— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) March 8, 2022
- Highest Ticket%: 76ers 22.4%
- Highest Handle%: 76ers 30.3%
- Biggest Liability: 76ers
- Highest Ticket%: Suns 33.1%
- Highest Handle%: Suns 47.7%
- Biggest Liability: Suns
Suns vs. Warriors for NBA Title Odds Supremacy
As far as Western Conference title odds are concerned, the Suns are alone atop two Arizona sports betting apps — DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona (+160) and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona (+165) — ahead of the Warriors (+190 on both).
The Suns and Warriors are knotted up on BetMGM and Caesars at +180.
On the court, the Suns and Warriors have traded wins, with Phoenix taking the first showdown between the squads, 104-96, before Golden State won the next two contests, 118-96 and 116-107.
The two sides meet one more time March 30 from San Francisco’s Chase Center in a contest that ESPN will air nationally.