The Phoenix Suns had a shot at closing the door on the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, but instead faceplanted on national television.
Monty Williams’ team, which had dispatched the Mavs by 30 points in Game 5, fell behind early and often — en route to a 113-86 shellacking at the hands of Luka Doncic and company in Game 6.
Now, the Suns must get themselves off the mat for a Sunday Game 7 with the winner advancing to the Western Conference Finals.
Arizona sportsbooks expect them to do just that, giving the Suns favorable odds in a win-or-go-home contest against Dallas.
Suns vs. Mavericks Series Schedule
- Game 1: Suns 121, Mavericks 114
- Game 2: Suns 129, Mavericks 109
- Game 3: Mavericks 103, Suns 94
- Game 4: Mavericks 111, Suns 101
- Game 5: Suns 110, Mavericks 80
- Game 6: Mavericks 113, Suns 86. Series tied 3-3.
- Game 7: Sunday, TBD, in Phoenix
Suns a Sizable Favorite over Mavericks in Game 7
BetMGM Arizona, Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona all have Phoenix as a lofty betting favorite in Game 7.
The folks at BetMGM Arizona, for instance, list the Suns at -6.5 and -250 to win Sunday.
Meanwhile, over at Caesars Sportsbook, the spread is -6 in favor of Phoenix, with a moneyline of -260.
DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona has Phoenix listed at -6.5 and -260 to advance to the Western Conference Finals for a second straight season despite Thursday’s shoddy showing by the Suns.
FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona lists Phoenix at -6 and -245.
Sunday will be the Suns’ first Game 7 since the 2006 Western Conference Semifinals, when they beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 127-107.
Phoenix Falls to No. 2 on NBA Title Odds Boards
Just one day after regaining the top spot on Arizona sports betting sites’ NBA title odds boards, the Suns find themselves back at No. 2.
Oddsmakers at BetMGM (+225 to +280), Caesars (+220 to +280), DraftKings (+200 to +275), and FanDuel (+220 to +310) have lost a tad bit of NBA betting faith in Phoenix’s ability to hoist the franchise’s first NBA title thanks to Thursday’s drubbing.
Now the team’s focus must turn toward doing whatever it takes to finish the job against a Mavericks team that hadn’t made it past the opening round of the playoffs in a decade prior to this season.