Where Suns Rank Among Best in NBA in October

Where Suns Rank Among Best in NBA in October
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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. 

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NBA Team Records in October Since 2017-18

RankTeamRecordWin Pct.
1 Milwaukee Bucks 22-9.710
T-2 Toronto Raptors 23-10.697
T-2 Utah Jazz 23-10.697
4 Golden State Warriors 22-12.647
5 Portland Trail Blazers 20-11.645
T-6 Boston Celtics 19-11.633
T-6 San Antonio Spurs 19-11.633
8 Denver Nuggets 20-12.625
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 18-13.581
10 Philadelphia 76ers 19-14.576
11 Memphis Grizzlies 17-13.567
12 Charlotte Hornets 18-16.529
T-13 Los Angeles Clippers 16-15.516
T-13 Miami Heat 16-15.516
15 Phoenix Suns 14-16.467
T-16 Cleveland Cavaliers 14-17.452
T-16 New York Knicks 14-17.452
18 Los Angeles Lakers 14-18.438
19 Washington Wizards 13-17.433
T-20 Detroit Pistons 14-20.412
T-20 Indiana Pacers 14-20.412
T-22 Dallas Mavericks 13-19.406
T-22 New Orleans Pelicans 13-19.406
24 Chicago Bulls 12-19.387
25 Brooklyn Nets 13-21.382
26 Atlanta Hawks 12-20.375
27 Oklahoma City Thunder 11-19.367
T-28 Houston Rockets 11-21.344
T-28 Orlando Magic 11-21.344
T-28 Sacramento Kings 11-21.344

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).  



Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetArizona.com after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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