It’s been a golden three-year run for the Phoenix Suns, who won 53 games per season on average between 2020-21 and 2022-23 under former coach Monty Williams, in advance of featuring what many believe to be their most legitimate championship roster in years.
The Suns open the season at Golden State on Oct. 24, and Arizona sports betting fans are expecting them to hit the ground running from the opening tip.
While the first month of the season may be short, it is an important few games to get off to a hot start. BetArizona.com utilized ChampsorChumps.us to find the records of every NBA team in October since 2017-2018. No games were played in October during the 2020-21 NBA season.
NBA Team Records in October Since 2017-18
Arizona sports betting apps list Boston and Milwaukee with the best NBA championship odds at +400. The Suns are fourth at +650.
Suns Middle of Pack in October
Since 2017, Phoenix has ranked 15th out of 30 NBA teams in terms of October record, at 14-16 (.467), sandwiched between the Los Angeles Clippers and Miami, who have gone 16-15 (.516) and Cleveland and New York, which have gone 14-17 (.452) during that span.
Leaguewide, Milwaukee (22-9/.710), Toronto and Utah (23-10/.697 each) have posted the NBA’s best overall record in October, while Houston, Orlando and Sacramento are tied for the worst record in the league, at 11-21 (.344).
Looking ahead to the Suns’ season opener against the Warriors, oddsmakers from Caesars Sportsbook Arizona have the contest as a pick ‘em with an over/under of 232.5 total points and a moneyline of -120 in favor of Phoenix. The Suns go from Golden State to Los Angeles to face the Lakers on Oct. 26, then wrap up the month with home games against Utah (Oct. 28) and San Antonio (Oct. 31).