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