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Suns open as favorites to beat Clippers in Game 1 of conference finals

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - APRIL 28: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns looks to play the ball against Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers during the second half of the NBA game at Phoenix Suns Arena on April 28, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Clippers 109-101. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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)

Suns +250
Nets +275
Clippers +350
Bucks +500
76ers +800
Hawks +3500

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.


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