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Suns Odds, Spreads, & Props 2022

Posted: Oct 6, 2022Last updated: Oct 6, 2022

Best Suns Betting Lines 2022

After reaching the NBA Finals in 2021, this past season spelled disappointment for the Phoenix Suns, who were knocked out of the playoffs in the second round by the Dallas Mavericks.

Phoenix has since re-tooled, re-signing star center Deandre Ayton and adding valuable depth pieces in Damion Lee and Josh Okogie. Of course, the Suns still have Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Mikal Bridges on the roster, as well.

Can the Suns rebound from an underwhelming season and return to the NBA Finals again in 2023?

Let’s take a closer look at the Suns betting odds for the 2022-23 NBA season.

Suns Futures Betting Odds

Note: All NBA gameday odds and lines are current as of Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. ET and courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook. You can find more odds at these US betting sites. Be aware that these NBA futures odds may change as the season approaches. 

  • Win Total: Over 53.5 (+104) / Under 53.5 (-128)
  • Make Playoffs: Yes (-4000) / No (+1260)
  • Win Pacific Division (+200)
  • Win Western Conference (+430)
  • Win 2023 NBA Finals (+1000)

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Suns NBA Finals Odds

Suns Win 2023 NBA Finals (+1000)

How will the Suns respond to their early exit from the playoffs? This question is one that will follow this team throughout the entire season, but we may see glimpses of an answer as soon as the first month of their 2022-23 campaign.

Phoenix has several measuring stick games in the early part of the season, including contests against the Mavericks, Clippers, Warriors (twice), Pelicans, Timberwolves (twice), and 76ers.

Should they come out strong in these matchups, I’ll feel a lot better than I do now about their chances of winning the Finals. I’ll wait until then before deciding whether or not this is a bet I want to place, though the value it presents now at (+1000) odds is intriguing.

Suns Western Conference Odds

Suns Win Western Conference (+430)

The Suns rank behind two teams in this category: the Warriors (+320) and Clippers (+330). There’s quite a bit of distance between them and the next handful of contenders (Nuggets +900, Grizzlies +1000, Lakers +1100), which means sportsbooks are essentially viewing this as a three-team race.

I’d have to agree with that assessment. The Warriors should clearly be the favorite, but the Clippers and Suns aren’t far behind them. And while the best value of the bunch is the Suns at (+430) odds, I’m hesitant to wager more than a sprinkle on this prop.

The Suns struggled in the playoffs this past year, and the Western Conference has only gotten better since then. A healthy Clippers team could certainly defeat the Suns in a series, and I don’t love Phoenix’s chances against Golden State, either.

Suns Pacific Division Odds

Suns Win Pacific Division (+200)

Unfortunately for the Suns, both the Warriors and Clippers play in the Pacific Division.

Fortunately for the Suns, neither one of those teams appears to care as much about the regular season as Phoenix does.

The Suns posted a league-best 64 wins in 2021-22, while the Warriors went on to win the Finals as a distant three-seed with 53 wins. When the Clippers took the Suns to Game 6 in the 2021 Western Conference Finals, LA was the four seed with a 47-25 record.

If the Suns are going to win any sort of title this season, this one is the most likely to hit. At (+200) odds, I’m all about this prop.

Suns Make Playoffs Odds

Suns Make the Playoffs (-4000)

There’s almost no reality in which the Suns don’t make the playoffs this year. This team is far too talented to miss out — hence the massive odds. It would take a $4,000 bet to make $100 here, so I wouldn’t bother placing this wager on the off-chance that something drastic happens during the season.

Suns Win Total Bets 2022

Suns OVER 53.5 Wins (+104)

If the Suns are going to win the Pacific Division, they’re likely to go Over this total as well. 53.5 wins is a low bar to clear for a team that went 64-18 last year, even with the overall improvements that their Western Conference peers made in the offseason.

The Suns are great, and they know how to stockpile wins in the regular season. They’ll be tested often, and I don’t believe they’ll be able to match their success from last year, but a 54-win campaign isn’t out of the question by any means.

Suns Prop Bets 2022

Devin Booker Wins NBA MVP (+4000)

I’m a firm believer that the Suns are a team that’s greater than the sum of its parts. But that doesn’t mean I can’t think they don’t have a legitimate MVP candidate on the roster — which they do in Devin Booker.

Booker finished fourth in NBA MVP voting this past season, trailing only Nikola Jokić, Joel Embiid, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. His counting stats were stellar, posting averages of 26.8 points, 5.0 rebounds (both career-highs), and 4.8 assists.

A big part of Booker’s MVP campaign was the fact that he was the best player on the league’s best team, but I don’t doubt that he can reach another level in 2022-23. Should Booker go out and score 30+ points per game, he’ll be right back in the conversation. I like this bet at (+4000) odds.

How to Bet Suns Moneylines

If you’re new to basketball betting (or just looking for a no-frills option), you’ve come to the right place. Moneyline wagers are as simple as they come and can still earn you a nice payout if you’re good at picking upsets.

With this type of bet, you’re picking the winner of the game and nothing more. If you correctly predict the outcome, you win your bet. There’s a greater opportunity for earnings if you correctly choose the underdog, but as we know, that doesn’t happen as often.

Different prices are associated with each team in a given game. For example, the favorite might have (-180) odds, which are distinguished by the minus symbol. In this case, an $18 bet would win you $10. On the other hand, a $10 bet on a (+180) underdog would win you $18.

Knowing how and when to take advantage of a low-priced favorite or high-value underdog is key to making money here.

  • 2021-22 Suns Moneyline Record: 64-18

How to Bet Suns Spreads

Spread betting can essentially be boiled down to the margin of victory. Before a game, oddsmakers will set a number that is basically the number of points that a team is expected to win or lose by. As is the case with moneylines, the favorite and underdog will be distinguished by a minus or plus symbol, respectively.

For example, let’s say the Suns are taking on the Mavericks in Phoenix. At a sportsbook, the available options for spread betting might look like this: Mavericks +6.5 (-110) vs Suns -6.5 (-110).

In this case, the Suns would need to win the game by at least seven points to cover the spread. Otherwise, if the Mavericks win the game or lose by fewer than six points, they would cover.

  • 2021-22 Suns Against the Spread Record: 44-38-0

How to Bet Suns Over/Unders

Not interested in picking to do with the winner of the game? Your next best bet is wagering on the Over/Under. This is a number set by oddsmakers that is the projected combined scoring total for the matchup.

That same game against the Mavericks might feature an Over/Under of 217.5 points. Once you know what this number is, you’ll have to choose whether you think more or fewer total points will be scored.

These are generally a bit tougher to predict, but if you have the edge on an injury update, for example, betting on the total could be an easy way to make a quick buck.

  • 2021-22 Suns Over/Under Record: 41-41

Author

Garrett Chorpenning

Garrett Chorpenning is a Digital Content Coordinator for The Game Day. His previous work includes covering the LA Clippers for Sports Illustrated and FanSided.

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