According to historical data, the preseason NBA title odds suggest that the Suns are in a favorable position.

History Says Preseason NBA Title Odds Put Suns in Good Position
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There is great excitement surrounding the 2023-24 NBA regular season in Phoenix as the team looks to break their 57-year championship dry spell.

At the start of the season, the Suns are ranked fourth in NBA title odds by Arizona sports betting sites, with +650 odds. They are behind Milwaukee and Boston (+400) and defending champions Denver (+550). Prior to the Suns’ season opener against Golden State on October 24, yengols.com analyzed the preseason rankings of past champions.

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Preseason Betting Odds for NBA Championship Contenders

Year Champ Preseason Odds/Rank
2023Denver+1800/T9th
2022Golden State+900/T3th
2021Milwaukee+550/2nd
2020L.A. Lakers+450/2nd
2019Toronto+1850/5th
2018Golden State-187/1st
2017Golden State-128/1st
2016Cleveland+280/1st
2015Golden State+2800/9th
2014San Antonio+1200/T4th
2013Miami+225/1st
2012Miami+225/1st
2011Dallas+2000/7th
2010L.A. Lakers+225/1st
2009L.A. Lakers+350/T1st
2008Boston+1000/T5th
2007San Antonio+450/2nd
2006Miami+350/2nd
2005San Antonio+400/1st
2004Detroit+1500/T7th
2003San Antonio+1100/T4th
2002L.A. Lakers+200/1st
2001L.A. Lakers+180/1st
2000L.A. Lakers+180/1st

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The most recent NBA champions have emerged from the best teams.

Since 2000, the average preseason odds for the NBA champion have been +755. The highest odds were +2800 for the 2015 Golden State Warriors, and the lowest were -187 for the 2018 Warriors. The current +650 odds for the Suns on Arizona sports betting apps would place them between the +900 odds for the 2022 Warriors and the +550 odds for the 2021 Bucks on the NBA title odds board.

Phoenix’s title odds have seen a significant improvement compared to last year’s champion, Denver. Despite starting the season at +1800, Denver managed to win their first title by dominating the Western Conference bracket.

NBA Championship Odds

Team Odds
Boston+400
Milwaukee+400
Denver+550
Phoenix+650
L.A. Lakers+1300
Golden State+1400
L.A. Clippers+2000
Philadelphia+2000
Cleveland+2500
Dallas+2500
Memphis+2500
Odds provided by BetMGM Arizona.
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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, with over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for outlets such as ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, now holds the position of lead writer at yengols.com.

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