Here are the Suns’ NBA championship odds before and after the 1st round

Jun 4, 2021, 8:04 AM | Updated: 2:14 pm
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers fends off Jae Crowder #99 of the Phoenix Suns for positi...
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers fends off Jae Crowder #99 of the Phoenix Suns for position in the fourth quarter during game six of the Western Conference first round series at Staples Center on June 03, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

When the 2021 NBA Playoffs began, the Phoenix Suns had the seventh-best odds (+1600) of taking home the championship, according to

After dismissing the reigning champion Los Angeles Lakers in the first round on Thursday night, their chances look a lot brighter.

Phoenix as of Friday morning sits fourth (+650) in terms of championship odds.

The No. 2 seed Suns head to the Western Conference Semifinals and are favorites (-215) to win the series against the No. 3 seed Denver Nuggets (+185). It’s a sudden shift after they were the first No. 2 seed in at least 30 years that was billed as the underdog against a No. 7 seed, according to ESPN Stats & Info, which uses Caesars William Hill lines.

Even after Phoenix took Game 1 of the first-round series, the Suns’ overall title odds increased to +1200 while the Lakers dropped to just +400.

Heading into Game 6, with Lakers star LeBron James struggling to fight through an ankle injury and Anthony Davis looking doubtful to play through a groin issue, Los Angeles remained a two-point favorite in that game.

The Suns went against the bettors again, taking the first-round series in Game 6 with a 113-100 win.

Here’s a look at the full championship odds after their Thursday win and a look back to what they were heading into the postseason, with odds via

NBA championship odds (as of June 4)

Brooklyn Nets +160

Utah Jazz +325

Milwaukee Bucks +625

Phoenix Suns +650

Los Angeles Clippers +1000

Philadelphia 76ers +1000

Denver Nuggets +1800

Dallas Mavericks +2200

Atlanta Hawks +3300

NBA Championship odds (before playoffs)

Brooklyn Nets +210

Los Angeles Lakers +375

Los Angeles Clippers +600

Utah Jazz +700

Philadelphia 76ers +750

Milwaukee Bucks +950

Phoenix Suns +1600

Denver Nuggets +3300

Miami Heat +3300

Portland Trail Blazers +3500

Dallas Mavericks +4000

New York Knicks +6600

Atlanta Hawks +10000

Washington Wizards +10000

Boston Celtics +10000

Memphis Grizzlies +15000

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