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Phoenix Suns slight betting favorites over New Orleans Pelicans in Game 6

Apr 28, 2022, 8:44 AM | Updated: 2:49 pm
The Phoenix Suns are introduced before Game 5 of the Western Conference first-round NBA playoff ser...
The Phoenix Suns are introduced before Game 5 of the Western Conference first-round NBA playoff series at Footprint Center on April 26, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns are slight betting favorites for Thursday night’s Game 6 of the first-round series against the Pelicans in New Orleans.

Phoenix is a 3.5-point favorite at -108 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, meaning a Suns victory of three points or more would net you $100 in profit on a wager of $108.

Should Phoenix only win by two, the bet would be deemed a “push” and would be refunded as if the wager was never made.

There’s a possibility Suns’ Devin Booker could make his return from a Grade 1 right hamstring strain on Thursday night, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports that the All-Star guard is targeting a Game 6 or Game 7 return in a minutes restriction.

Phoenix listed Booker as out on Wednesday’s injury report, but general manager James Jones told Arizona Sports’ Burns & Gambo that it doesn’t mean he will be unavailable for Game 6.

The original timeline for Booker was two to three weeks, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, with Thursday’s Game 6 marking nine days since the Suns guard sustained the ailment.

With a win, Phoenix would eliminate the Pelicans to move on to the Western Conference semifinals against either the Utah Jazz or Dallas Mavericks.

Dallas currently leads the series 3-2, with Game 6 also taking place on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

And if both the Suns and Mavericks win on Thursday night, Game 1 of the conference semis would be on Monday in Phoenix at Footprint Center.

The Suns tip off against the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center in Game 6 at 4:30 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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