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Phoenix Suns 2024 NBA Playoffs Betting

Phoenix Suns 2024 NBA Championship Odds

The Phoenix Suns have had quite a fall after taking a 2-0 lead in the 2021 NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks, only to lose the series in the next four games. That 2-0 lead proved to be the peak of the Suns since they made the 1993 NBA Finals. Phoenix is again playoff-bound but nowhere near the top tier of favorites in the Western Conference. Of major concern to gamblers is the terrible value offered by the Suns. Phoenix is deep in the red this season without the depth to make a deep run in the postseason.

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Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Lines

The Phoenix Suns are 49-33 straight up, 35-42-2 against the spread, and 36-46 over/under the total. Late on, Phoenix has covered five out of their last eight games. While the Suns have gone under the total in five of its previous seven matchups. Phoenix is 6th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Phoenix is eight games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

Phoenix has NBA metrics of 10th for scoring offense, 5th for field goal percentage, 5th for 3-point field goal percentage, 6th for free throw percentage, and 10th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Suns have NBA metrics of 13th for scoring defense, 8th for field goal percentage permitted, 15th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 3rd for defensive rebounding.

The Suns will face the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The matchup opens on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Phoenix Suns Key Players

PF Kevin Durant leads the Suns with 27.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. SG Devin Booker adds 27.1 points and 6.9 assists per contest.

Kevin Durant is a 2-time NBA champion and a 2-time NBA Finals MVP. He is a 14-time NBA All-Star and was the 2014 NBA MVP. He was named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.

Phoenix Suns Head Coach

Head coach Frank Vogel has a career record of 480-422 in the regular season, 49-39 in the playoffs, and won the 2020 NBA championship with the Lakers. Somehow, he got the selfish and egotistical Lakers to play hard defense, and the title was won. Two years later, the Lakers quit on him, and he was let go, much to the benefit of the Suns.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

2023-24 82 49 33 2nd, Pacific TBD
2022–23 82 45 37 2nd, Pacific Lost in Conference semifinals, 2–4 (Nuggets)
2021–22 82 64 18 1st, Pacific Lost in Conference semifinals, 3–4 (Mavericks)
2020–21 72 51 21 1st, Pacific Lost in NBA Finals, 2–4 (Bucks)
2019–20 73 34 39 3rd, Pacific Did not qualify
2018–19 82 19 63 5th, Pacific Did not qualify
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Phoenix Suns History

The Valley of the Sun received an NBA franchise in 1968, becoming the first major sports franchise in Arizona. The Phoenix Suns have had a star-crossed history over the last five decades, failing to win a title, but putting together some memorable teams.

Phoenix only made the playoffs once in its first seven years. However, the 1976 Phoenix Suns made it to the NBA Finals despite going 42-40 in the regular season. Paul Westphal and Alvan Adams poured in the points, while Gar Heard was a real difference maker when he was on the court. The team missed the playoffs the next season, but the Suns made the postseason for eight straight years after that point, reaching the Western Conference Finals on two occasions.

They were a competitive team throughout the 1990s too, making it to the postseason in 13 straight seasons from 1989 to 2001. Phoenix dealt Jeff Hornacek and two role players to the Philadelphia 76ers for Charles Barkley, and the Suns went on to make just their second NBA Finals appearance. Dan Majerle, Kevin Johnson, and Barkley did their best to take down the Chicago Bulls, but they fell in six games.

In his four years as head coach of the Phoenix Suns, Mike D’Antoni helped modernize basketball. D’Antoni stressed an up-tempo pace with a ton of shots, and he found the perfect player to run the offense in two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash. These teams were loaded with talent as Shawn Marion, Joe Johnson, and Amar’e Stoudemire joined Nash, but they could never get past the San Antonio Spurs.

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