Suns Slight Arizona Sports Betting Favorites in Game 6 at New Orleans

Suns Slight Arizona Sports Betting Favorites in Game 6 at New Orleans
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The Phoenix Suns managed to regain their footing in the best-of-seven series against the New Orleans Pelicans thanks to a 112-97 Game 5 blowout.

That 15-point victory has given Arizona sportsbooks faith in the team’s chances Thursday night, when the two sides meet in a potential series-deciding Game 6 in the Big Easy.

The Suns were able to secure a one-sided victory Tuesday night thanks in large part to the effort turned in by forward Mikal Bridges — who scored a career playoff high 31 points.

Bridges was joined by veteran guard Chris Paul, who rebounded from a miserable four-point performance in Game 4 to score 22 with 11 assists.

It’s still unclear whether do-it-all guard Devin Booker will be able to play in Game 6, as he continues to rehab from a hamstring injury suffered in Game 2.

One way or another, the Suns and Pelicans meet inside New Orleans’ Smoothie King Arena at 4:30 p.m. Arizona time Thursday on TNT.

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Suns vs. Pelicans Series Schedule

  • Game 1: Suns 110, Pelicans 99
  • Game 2: Pelicans 125, Suns 114
  • Game 3: Suns 114, Pelicans 111
  • Game 4: Pelicans 118, Suns 103
  • Game 5: Suns 112, Pelicans 97; Suns lead 3-2.
  • Game 6: Thursday, 4:30 p.m. TNT, in New Orleans.
  • Game 7: If necessary, Saturday, TBD, TNT, in Phoenix.

Suns a Slight Favorite to Win Game 6

Arizona sportsbooks and apps slightly favor the Suns to close out the series in New Orleans.

Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona, and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona have Phoenix at -2 on Thursday.

BetMGM Arizona gives Monty Williams’ bunch a slight bit of breathing room, listing the Suns at -2.5 in Game 6.

For those looking to place a moneyline wager, FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona (-126), DraftKings Sportsbook and Caesars Sportsbook (-130), and BetMGM (-135) have Phoenix as the favorite.

So far this series the Suns are 3-2 against the spread, covering the number in Game 1 (-10), Game 3 (-2.5), and Game 5 (-6.5).

Suns See NBA Championship Futures Improve Slightly

The Suns have seen their 2022 NBA betting title odds improve slightly, thanks to their Game 5 win over the Pelicans.

Prior to Tuesday’s game, the Suns’ best title odds were +450 on BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook and DraftKings, but have since improved to +400 on all three sites.

Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, the Suns have gone from +550 to +430 thanks to Tuesday’s 15-point thrashing of New Orleans.

For now, Phoenix will try to close out what’s been a tighter than expected series, some 1,300 miles from home.



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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