- The Phoenix Suns’ odds to win the NBA Finals have shortened to EVEN.
- They are now the favorites to win with the Milwaukee Bucks having the second shortest odds.
- The Atlanta Hawk’s odds have shortened to +650.
PHOENIX – After being the underdogs in the first series against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Phoenix Suns have dominated in the playoffs, sweeping the Denver Nuggets and taking a 2-0 lead against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Due to the playoff dominance of the Suns, sports betting fans have started to place heavy action with NBA Finals betting on Phoenix, making them the favorites to win the championship.
Phoenix is also favored to take game three against the Clippers as well. With Chris Paul returning for the Suns and Kawhi Leonard still out for the Clippers, it makes sense that legal sports betting sites are seeing the action placed on Phoenix.
Chris Paul has cleared the NBA’s health and safety protocols and "intends" to return for Game 3 of the WCF after missing the first two games, per @ChrisBHaynes pic.twitter.com/6gJOJVayH5
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 23, 2021
Starting with game three, NBA betting fans are confident in the Suns to take a 3-0 lead against the depleted Clippers with their star PG coming back.
Phoenix Suns Vs. Los Angeles Clippers
- Moneyline: Suns -120
- Moneyline: Clippers EVEN
- Spread: Suns -1.5
- Total: Over/Under 221.5 Points
Phoenix dominated in both of the first two games in the series with Chris Paul out due to COVID-19 protocols. Game two in particular showed how strong the team is in clutch moments compared to the Clippers.
As Clippers forward Paul George missed two free throws that would have given them a three-point lead, Phoenix wins the game on a game-winning inbound lob to center Deondre Ayton.
Sports betting fans have clearly gained more trust in Phoenix because of this, with betting fans placing heavy action on the Suns to not only advance to the NBA Finals but win the whole thing.
2021 NBA Championship
- Phoenix Suns EVEN
- Milwaukee Bucks +145
- Atlanta Hawks +650
- L.A. Clippers +1400
Part of the reason could also be due to the play of former favorite the Milwaukee Bucks, who lost game one at home to the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks odds have also shortened from +1200 to +650.
With Milwaukee struggling and Phoenix continuing to dominate, the odds may shorten even more for the ball club.
Sports betting fans may want to lean in on these odds now before they shorten even further at legal sports betting sites.
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