The Phoenix Suns already have locked down one franchise record this week, with an eye toward capturing another first in a few weeks.
The first feat Monty Williams’ team achieved was breaking the franchise’s record for wins in a season (63), doing so in a 121-110 win over the L.A. Lakers on Wednesday.
That victory gave the Suns their 63rd win of the year, breaking the franchise’s record of 62 set in 1993 and 2005.
Now, the Suns look to close out the regular season on a high note, beginning with a road game against Utah at 6:30 p.m. Arizona time Friday, before closing out the regular season against Sacramento on Sunday.
Here’s a breakdown of the Suns’ Arizona sports betting odds, both against the Jazz and in capturing the franchise’s first NBA title in their 54-year history.
Suns Slight Underdogs vs. Utah Friday
The Suns are a unanimous NBA betting underdog against the Jazz on Friday.
FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona gives Phoenix the best odds, putting it +2 (-110) and +110 against Utah.
Three other sites — BetMGM Arizona, Caesars Sportsbook Arizona and DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona — have the Suns at +2.5 (-110) and +115 against the Jazz.
Suns a Consensus NBA Finals Favorite
As for NBA title odds, Arizona sports betting apps are in lockstep, placing the Suns at +280 to win the franchise’s first championship in 2022.
The Suns are far and away the betting favorite entering the playoffs, with the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks being the No. 2 team on all four sites — with odds ranging from +550 to +600.
The Bucks, as you may remember, beat the Suns in six games to capture the 2021 NBA title, denying Williams and company the right to bring the hardware back to the Valley.
Now, it’ll be the task of guard Devin Booker and the rest of the Suns’ starting lineup to carry the team back to the Finals, with an eye on avenging last year’s gut-punch of a loss.