NBA Odds: Suns the Most-Backed Team to Win Title Since Saturday
The Phoenix Suns are the hottest team in the NBA bubble and bettors have begun to take notice.
Phoenix is 5-0 since the restart, with wins over the Wizards, Mavericks, Clippers, Pacers and Heat. With the exception of the Wizards, all of those teams would be in the playoffs if the playoffs started today.
15.15% of bettors in that time frame have gotten behind Phoenix. The Clippers are the second most backed team with 14.14% of bets on them, while the Portland Trail Blazers have taken the third most action with 12.12% of the bets backing them.
What’s even more of a shocker is that despite their five straight wins, if the season ended today the Suns would miss the playoffs. Phoenix is currently in 10th place in the west, two games behind the eighth-place Memphis Grizzlies.
The Suns still have games against the Sixers and Thunder before closing out regular season bubble play with a rematch against the Mavericks.
NBA Championship Odds
Los Angeles Lakers +275
Milwaukee Bucks +280
Los Angeles Clippers +340
Houston Rockets +1400
Boston Celtics +2000
Toronto Raptors +2200
Denver Nuggets +3000
Miami Heat +3000
Dallas Mavericks +5000
Philadelphia 76ers +5000