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2020 NBA Championship Odds: The Phoenix Suns are not the favorite

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I know, I didn’t believe it myself.

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Stunningly, Las Vegas bookmakers don’t think that your Phoenix Suns will lift the Larry O’Brien trophy at the conclusion of the 2019-20 NBA season.

There is good news, though. For the second consecutive year your Suns DO NOT have the worst odds to win it all. Last June, with the top pick in the 2018 NBA Draft in hand, Phoenix had better odds than nine other NBA teams. That’s two years in a row the Suns are not dead last in June. HANG A BANNER.

Here’s your full list:

  • LOS ANGELES LAKERS 3/1
  • MILWAUKEE BUCKS 6/1
  • LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 7/1
  • HOUSTON ROCKETS 8/1
  • TORONTO RAPTORS 8/1
  • GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 12/1
  • PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 12/1
  • DENVER NUGGETS 16/1
  • BROOKLYN NETS 20/1
  • OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 20/1
  • UTAH JAZZ 20/1
  • BOSTON CELTICS 25/1
  • PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS 30/1
  • DALLAS MAVERICKS 40/1
  • INDIANA PACERS 60/1
  • NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 60/1
  • NEW YORK KNICKS 60/1
  • SAN ANTONIO SPURS 60/1
  • ATLANTA HAWKS 100/1
  • CHICAGO BULLS 100/1
  • MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 100/1
  • ORLANDO MAGIC 100/1
  • PHOENIX SUNS 100/1
  • SACRAMENTO KINGS 100/1
  • CHARLOTTE HORNETS 200/1
  • CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 200/1
  • DETROIT PISTONS 200/1
  • MIAMI HEAT 200/1
  • MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 200/1
  • WASHINGTON WIZARDS 200/1

These odds are current as of Monday. Today is Wednesday, and you can be damn sure there will be plenty of movement when free agency kicks off.

Los Angeles at 3/1 is artificially high. A lot of Lakers money comes to Vegas regardless of how good the team is, so there is no reason for longer odds. Portland at 30/1 is interesting. Others must think so too, because the Trail Blazers opened at 50/1.

You should bet on the Suns. If only to keep the season interesting. Don’t do a futures bet, though. Save the wager for season win totals.

Odds provided by the Westgate SuperBook.