Suns become favorites in Arizona sports betting due to Durant trade speculation.

Durant Trade Rumors Push Suns to Top of Arizona Sports Betting Odds
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The Arizona sports betting forecast for the Phoenix Suns in the 2022-23 NBA regular season has seen a notable boost due to the acquisition of a top superstar in the league.

Reports indicate that Kevin Durant, a twelve-time All-Star, has expressed a desire to be traded from the Brooklyn Nets, with the Phoenix Suns emerging as his preferred destination for the upcoming season.

The odds of Phoenix securing the 2014 NBA MVP title are unclear, but national sportsbooks have increased the team’s chances of winning the Arizona NBA title due to their rumored trade request.

Here is a summary of Phoenix’s standing in the NBA championship race as reported by Arizona sports betting apps. Additionally, we have the most recent odds from Bookies.com regarding Kevin Durant’s possible next team.

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Odds for Kevin Durant’s next team

Phoenix+200
Miami+350
Portland+800
Chicago+950
Memphis+1000
Boston+1200
Milwaukee+1250
L.A. Lakers+1500
The Field+650
Odds provided by Bookies.com and aren’t available for wagering.

Who is currently leading in the KD Sweepstakes?

According to Bookies.com, Monty Williams’ team is currently leading the race to sign Durant, with odds set at +200.

The Miami Heat are next in line with odds of +350, followed by the Portland Trail Blazers with odds of +800.

As we move further into the NBA offseason, the site is now giving odds of +650 for the chance of Durant signing with the team.

In unrelated NBA updates, teams can now start offering contracts to free agents right at midnight, giving unsigned players the chance to sign and possibly resolving any roster congestion.

Deandre Ayton, the standout puzzle piece from the 2018 No. 1 pick, is expected to leave the Valley after his impressive season.

The Suns have given Ayton a qualifying offer, rendering him a restricted free agent and allowing them to match any offers he may receive from other teams.

Currently, GM James Jones seems to be prioritizing acquiring the best player possible in the trade market.

Top 9 NBA Championship Odds for 2022-23 season

Phoenix+500
Golden State+550
Boston+650
L.A. Clippers+650
Milwaukee+700
Miami+1000
Philadelphia+1400
L.A. Lakers+1600
Memphis+1800
Odds provided by BetMGM Arizona.

New Leader of the Suns in Pursuit of the 2023 NBA Championship

Two Arizona sports betting platforms have raised the odds for the Suns to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2023, making them the favorite.

The Suns are currently at the top of the league standings, with BetMGM and Caesars Sportsbook Arizona both listing them as favorites. BetMGM has Phoenix at +500 and Caesars at +550.

Last month, the Suns were not viewed as top contenders for the championship, with BetMGM giving them odds of +900 and Caesars Sportsbook offering +800 as of June 24th.

Phoenix has climbed from sixth place to first place on BetMGM’s NBA title odds board.

The Suns’ optimistic attitude is reflected in their performance at Caesars Sportsbook, where they have moved from being tied with the L.A. Clippers for fifth place to taking the lead.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, who has over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona with previous roles at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, now heads the writing team at yengols.com.

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