Suns open as favorites to beat Clippers in Game 1 of conference finals
Jun 19, 2021, 10:13 AM | Updated: 10:29 am
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As the Phoenix Suns look to reach their first NBA Finals since 1993, the odds are trending in their favor.
BetMGM has the Suns as a five-point favorite over the Los Angeles Clippers for Sunday’s Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
The over/under for Game 1 is set at 221.5.
It’s not just the Game 1 odds that favor Phoenix. BetMGM’s updated championship odds have the Suns as the favorites for the first time this season to win the title.
NBA Finals odds (June 19)
Predictive analytics site FiveThirtyEight also has Phoenix as the top dog at taking home the NBA title.
Based on the RAPTOR individual player ratings, the Suns have a 36% chance — best in the league — of winning the title and 58% shot at winning the conference finals.
The analytics site gave the Suns a 61% chance to defeat the Clippers on Sunday.