Phoenix Suns Odds


The Phoenix Suns are back in the NBA Playoffs and looking to win the franchise’s first championship. Suns odds are available to bet on below. The Suns odds are currently to win the 2023 NBA title. Phoenix opened with +1200 odds after losing in the Western Conference semi-finals last season.

The Suns are back in the Western Conference semi-finals, going up against the Denver Nuggets. Suns versus Nuggets game lines, series prices and props are available to bet on below.

The Suns made one of the biggest in-season trades seen in recent years in picking up disgruntled superstar Kevin Durant from the Nets. Thanks to that giant move, they’re seen as one of the favorites to win the championship, behind a roster that also includes perennial All-NBA level performers Devin Booker and Chris Paul. Current head coach Monty Williams took the Suns to the 2021 NBA Finals when they lost in six games to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Phoenix Suns Odds

View the updated Phoenix Suns odds below. As of May 9, the Suns were +650 to win the NBA championship.

The Phoenix Suns tied up their Western Conference semi-final series versus the Denver Nuggets 2-2 following a 129-124 Game 4 victory. Devin Booker and Kevin Durant led Phoenix with 36 points apiece. The Suns, however, are having a tough time containing former NBA MVP Nikola Jokic who finished with 53 points. As far as Game 5 odds go, sportsbooks have the Suns as a +5.5 road underdog as of early Tuesday afternoon.

Suns Versus Nuggets Series Odds

Following the Kevin Durant trade with the Brooklyn Nets, many sportsbooks had the Suns as the Western Conference favorite. Phoenix is still without Chris Paul as he is dealing with a groin injury. As of May 9, the Suns-Nuggets series odds are Suns at +140 and Nuggets at -165.

Suns NBA Title Odds

The Suns started off the season with very solid NBA title odds after ranking among the top tier of contenders in each of the past two seasons. Unfortunately for them, things got off to a pretty rocky start due to a slew of injuries, and their market price fell into the upper-middle tier.

All of that changed with the blockbuster trade deadline acquisition of Kevin Durant. While injured at the time, Durant still moves the needle as much as any player in the NBA. The Suns instantly zoomed into the top tier of contention again, trailing only the Boston Celtics in the markets. They remain squarely in the hunt for the Western Conference No. 4 seed, with the Nuggets running away from the pack at the top.

If the Suns do make the finals, they’ll likely face off with the Celtics of the Milwaukee Bucks, with the 76ers, Heat and Cavaliers looming as the darker horse options. Durant has scores to settle with Boston and Milwaukee after they knocked him out of his past two playoff appearances, so those matchups would be juicy indeed.

Suns Roster

Starters/Top Bench Options

  • Devin Booker: Do-it-all star guard who scores from all three levels and gets teammates involved (97th percentile assist percentage per Cleaning The Glass). Could stand to improve his defense, though.
  • Kevin Durant: Ultra-elite two-way superstar with no real holes in his game other than availability. To wit, played three games for Phoenix before getting hurt.
  • Chris Paul: Finally showing his age at 37 as eFG% has plunged to 50.4, his worst mark since 2010-11. Still an elite orchestrator (9 APG with 98th-percentile turnover rate) but defense has fallen from elite to solid.
  • Deandre Ayton: Disgruntled center is a top-tier talent with athleticism and soft touch but plays too soft at times on offense.
  • Torrey Craig: Low-usage glue guy on the wing shooting 40.1% from deep, by far a career best.
  • Cameron Payne: Speedster backup PG starred in NBA Finals run but efficiency has plummeted since and has been troubled by injuries.
  • Landry Shamet: Near-elite 3-point specialist (38.9% career) who has frequently been targeted by opposing offenses.
  • Josh Okogie: Tremendous athlete who piles up rebounds, steals and blocks but can’t shoot at all (28.7 career 3p%).

Deep Bench/Reserves

  • Terrence Ross: Veteran bench gunner signed for a song after buyout who can still get you a bucket but probably won’t provide much else.
  • Damion Lee: Good shooter (37.8 career 3p%) probably as famous for marrying Stephen Curry’s sister as for anything he’s done on the court.
  • Ish Wainwright: Little-used second-year wing who took the long road to the NBA after a few seasons in Europe.
  • Jock Landale: Australian second-year big man with bounce who plays with high energy and seems in a constant battle with Bismack Biyombo for backup center minutes.
  • Bismack Biyombo: Undersized (6-foot-8) defensive specialist who swats everything (98th-percentile block rate) but has a shooting range in the single digits.
  • Saben Lee: Second-round point guard out of Vanderbilt on his third team in two seasons.
  • Darius Bazley: Size-and-length project wing drafted by OKC but hasn’t figured out how to play NBA basketball across four seasons of awful shooting (47.3 eFG%) and production.
  • TJ Warren: Comeback story after two years lost to injury. Has basically been his old self on a rate basis.

Who Are The Best Players On The Suns?

Kevin Durant is quite easily the best player on the Suns, though he’s also the shortest-tenured and has made among the smallest impacts of anyone currently on the team. Still, he’s a Hall of Fame lock and an all-time great who has a chance to finish as the second all-time scorer in NBA history. He has also stepped up his defense considerably in recent years. A two-way monster, few if any players have a greater impact on winning than Durant.

As Durant ages in the coming years, Devin Booker may at some point overtake him, if indeed Durant does remain with the Suns. Still only 26, Booker will be a perennial All-Pro candidate in the coming years. If he continues improving, he may one day lead a team to a championship as the best player.

Suns Props

Player props are an increasingly popular way to bet on sports. However, unlike major markets (game lines, totals), prop markets can change significantly from one sportsbook to another. Luckily for bettors, TheLines has a built-in prop tool that enables you to find the best prices on any players you’re looking to bet.

Just type a player’s name into the search bar, and the player prop lines will populate from all over the market.

Also, keep an eye on TheLines’ YouTube channel, where the Coast 2 Coast crew breaks down NBA player props multiple times per week.

Suns’ Current Season

Things were going about according to plan for the Suns to begin the season. They came out of the gate with a 16-7 record and were squarely in contention for the No. 1 seed in the West as expected.

Then, injuries hit. The team lost Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Cameron Payne, Cameron Johnson and Landry Shamet, with some of the injuries overlapping. The only two starters who stayed basically healthy were Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton. Phoenix lost 17 of its next 22 games, an incredible stretch of futility for a team that had been the model of regular season efficiency. At 22-24, even making the playoffs wasn’t assured.

With Paul and Booker returning, the Suns crawled out of their deficit and got reasonably stable at 30-26. Management then pulled the trigger on a doozy of a trade, sending out solid players in Bridges and Johnson along with disgruntled vet Jae Crowder (who had refused to report) and a draft bounty to bring in Durant and TJ Warren.

Although Durant has failed to make an impact, returning briefly only to turn his ankle again, Phoenix has fully righted the ship and all but locked itself into a top-six seed out of the play-in.

Suns Transactions

Here’s a look at the major moves the Suns have made this season and prior to the season.

  • February: Traded Dario Saric and a second-round pick to the Thunder for Darius Bazley.
  • February: Traded Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks (2023, 2025, 2027, 2029) and a first-round pick swap (2028) in a multi-team deal that brought in Kevin Durant and TJ Warren.
  • July: Signed Deandre Ayton to a four-year, $132.9M contract.

How To Bet On Phoenix Suns Odds

There are many ways to bet Phoenix Suns odds during the NBA season.

The most common are the three major markets: spread bets, moneyline bets and over/under bets. Let’s take a look at some examples from an upcoming game against the LA Lakers.

  • Suns +1: This is the point spread. Since the Suns are underdogs (denoted by the plus sign), they are getting one from the Lakers. That is, they must win the game to cash the bet, but if they lose by one, you’d get your money back.
  • Suns +100: This is the moneyline. Again, the Suns are underdogs (plus sign), so the bettor “gets” a price. That is, they win $100 for every $100 they bet on the Suns.
  • Over/Under 229: This is the betting total. Bettors taking the over must see at least 230 points scored in order to win their bets. Those on the under must see 228 or fewer. If the game lands on 229, everyone gets their money back.

Any of these bets can usually be combined with other bets in parlays. A same game parlay with multiple wagers from one Suns game also gives the option of combining multiple bets in hopes of a bigger payout.

Smaller Markets, Other Suns Betting Options

Getting past the basics, player props are probably the next most popular way to bet the NBA. Since few if any team sports are more individual player-driven than the NBA, player props for the association are a very popular option. Rather than simply betting the Suns to beat the Lakers or cover the spread, one can bet that Devin Booker will score more than, say, 28.5 points. Or, they can bet that he will snag more than 5.5 rebounds. People love to bet props on their favorite players and in nationally televised games.

We’ve already discussed futures bets above. These allow a bettor to make a wager that the Suns can accomplish some feat at a later date: win the Pacific Division, the Western Conference, the NBA Finals, surpass a certain number of wins, etc.

NBA bettors can also try teasers. Usually, NBA teasers involve buying four points from the sportsbook — for example, turning Suns +1 into Suns +5 against the Lakers — but in exchange, the bettor must parlay that adjusted price with at least one more adjusted price. Generally speaking, it isn’t advised to bet NBA teasers. “Key numbers” don’t exist they way they do for NFL games. Therefore, buying points is usually a losing proposition.

Finally, there’s live betting. Live betting has gained more and more steam in recent years, particularly in the NBA. Live betting the NBA is a great way to take advantage of things like lineup changes and random scoring runs. Teams very frequently make up large deficits in the modern, 3-point-centric NBA. That makes live betting teams that fall behind early an attractive option.

Pay attention to plus-minus data as well to help find an edge. For example, of the high-minutes Suns players, Devin Booker has the best net rating on the team (+10.6) by a large margin. He’s making a huge impact. If the team sends him to the bench for his regular rest, that may be a great time to bet the Lakers live.

Phoenix Suns Franchise History

The Suns have a surprisingly long but rather snakebitten history as an NBA franchise.

Phoenix entered the league as an expansion franchise in 1968-69. The Suns won a fair amount of games in a few of their early seasons but first made a mark on the league in 1975-76. That year, despite a 42-40 record, they advanced to the NBA Finals, where the Celtics ended their run with a 4-2 victory. The Suns made the playoffs in eight of the next nine years but never found another finals trip.

After a brief downturn, 1988-89 marked a return to not only respectability but championship contention. With a solid, well-rounded roster and former franchise star Paul Westphal doing the coaching for several seasons, the Suns won 53 games or more for seven years running.

After acquiring eventual NBA icon Charles Barkley for the 1992-93 season, the Suns won a franchise record (eventually surpassed in 21-22) 62 games and made the NBA Finals again. However, the budding Bulls dynasty put a stop to them once again, also by a 4-2 tally. Barkley won MVP that season.

Phoenix continued to churn out successful seasons as it made the playoffs every year between 88-89 and 00-01. However, that finals appearance proved the high-water mark.

After missing the playoffs in two out of three years, the Suns pivoted in a new and extremely exciting direction for 2004-05 with the “Seven Seconds Or Less” era. They hired Mike D’Antoni as head coach and reacquired point guard Steve Nash, whom the team had initially drafted in 1996. Nash and young big man Amar’e Stoudemire — a Rookie of the Year winner two seasons prior — teamed to build a thrilling offense. D’Antoni encouraged pushing the pace and launching early shots. The Suns took the league by storm, winning 62 games as Nash took MVP honors. He did so again the following season as well, but they couldn’t overcome first the Spurs then the Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals either season.

Phoenix would enjoy two more strong seasons of 61 and 55 wins under D’Antoni. However, playoff disappointment continued and D’Antoni departed after the 07-08 season.

Lean years followed as Nash aged out of superstardom and Stoudemire left for a lucrative deal with the Knicks. Nash followed soon after to the Lakers and the franchise reset. They’d go 10 seasons without a playoff appearance from 2010-11 through 2019-20. In that last pandemic-shortened season, the Suns showed a glimpse of promise. In a move many criticized, they were invited to the NBA’s “bubble,” where they missed the playoffs despite a clean 8-0 record. Young star guard Devin Booker shined and the Suns looked poised for a leap.

That’s exactly what happened. The team added perennial All-Star Chris Paul as Booker’s backcourt mate. They made the NBA Finals and took a 2-0 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks. However, yet again, they wound up falling 4-2 as Giannis Antetokounmpo took over the series.

Phoenix followed with the best record in the league the following year, but massively disappointed in a playoff collapse against the underdog Dallas Mavericks. That led to the team pivoting to the all-in move of acquiring Kevin Durant in hopes of getting over the playoff hump.

FAQs About Phoenix Suns Odds

Who is favored to win the 2023 NBA title?

Currently, the Milwaukee Bucks () are narrowly favored over the Boston Celtics (). This looks like one of the more wide open NBA finals races in recent seasons, continuing a theme from 2021-22.

What are the odds that the Suns will win the NBA championship this year?

Phoenix’s market price for winning the NBA championship is . As of early March, that equates to a 16.67% chance, without considering the vig, or sportsbook juice.

How likely are the Suns to make the playoffs?

The Suns are essentially a lock to make the playoffs at . That equates to 99% playoff probability.

Are the Suns out of the playoffs?

No, the Suns are currently in fourth place in the West, and will not finish any higher as a result of the Nuggets, Kings and Grizzlies locking up division titles. They are sitting 3.5 games ahead of the seventh-place Lakers. Dropping down in the standings isn’t likely as long as Devin Booker and Chris Paul remain healthy.

Has a Suns player ever won MVP?

Yes. Charles Barkley won the franchise’s first NBA MVP award in 1993. Steve Nash followed with back-to-back honors in 2005 and 2006.

Where do the Phoenix Suns play?

Phoenix plays at the Footprint Center, located in the heart of downtown. It seats about 18,500 fans.

Who owns the Phoenix Suns?

Mat Ishbia, a mortgage industry billionaire, bought the team in late 2022 from former owner Robert Sarver.

Who coaches the Phoenix Suns?

Monty Williams. He took over the team in 2019 and has presided over its transformation into a championship contender.