NBA Odds: Suns the Most-Backed Team to Win Title Since Saturday

The Suns are still unbeaten in Orlando and bettors are starting to believe in their chances.
Brian Good
Sun, August 9, 3:11 PM

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.

As a result, the Suns are the most-backed team in the ‘NBA Championship winner’ market since Saturday morning, despite their +50000 odds.

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

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