PHOENIX SUNS

Phoenix Suns have top-6 odds to win 2021-22 NBA championship

Oct 20, 2021, 7:36 AM
Phoenix Suns forward Chandler Hutchison (35) passes as Portland Trail Blazers forward Larry Nance J...

Phoenix Suns forward Chandler Hutchison (35) passes as Portland Trail Blazers forward Larry Nance Jr. (11) looks on during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

Oddsmakers are expecting the Phoenix Suns to be right in the mix for another NBA championship in 2021-22.

FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the Suns at +1500 to win the NBA championship. The Suns have the sixth-best odds overall and the fourth-best odds among Western Conference teams.

The Brooklyn Nets are currently the favorites for the NBA championship with +250 odds. The Los Angeles Lakers are the favorites among Western Conference teams at +400.

The Milwaukee Bucks (+650), Golden State Warriors (+1200) and the Utah Jazz (+1400) all have better odds for the NBA title than the Suns as well.

For the Western Conference championship, the Suns have +850 odds. The Los Angeles Clippers jump above Phoenix in the conference title odds, making the Suns the fifth-place favorites to win the Western Conference.

Despite the Clippers and Warriors having better odds than Phoenix for the conference and NBA titles, Phoenix jumps above them both with +200 odds for the Pacific Division title. Only the Lakers (+100) have better division championship odds.

As far as wins go, FanDuel Sportsbook has a similar win total to last year’s 51 wins in mind. Phoenix’s over/under win total is set at 51.5, though the NBA is back to an 82-game schedule after playing 72 in 2020-21 due to COVID-19 disrupting the prior season.

Additionally, Phoenix has +1000 odds to have the most regular season wins in the NBA this season.

The Suns are being given extremely favorable -1300 odds to simply make the playoffs. Those are the third-shortest odds for a playoff appearance among Western Conference teams, with only the Lakers and the Jazz being given shorter odds.

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