According to history, the Suns are in a good position as the playoff series moves to LA.

History Says Suns in Good Shape as Playoff Series Shifts to LA
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The Phoenix Suns overcame a difficult situation in Game 2 of their first-round series against the L.A. Clippers, ultimately securing a 123-109 victory on Tuesday night.

The Suns’ victory evened the best-of-seven series, setting up a best-of-five showdown that begins with Game 3 in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Yengols.com conducted a statistical analysis before Game 3 to evaluate Phoenix’s performance in series that were tied 1-1. This information was provided to Arizona sportsbooks customers to help them anticipate the outcome of the remaining games in the series.

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The performance of the Suns in series that begin with a 1-1 tie.

  • The team was defeated by the L.A. Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals after a seven-game series in 1970.
  • The team won the WC Semifinals in six games against Seattle and the WC Finals in seven games against Golden State in 1976.
  • We defeated Sacramento in the WC First Round in only three games in 1979.
  • The team made it to the Western Conference Semifinals against Sacramento in 1981, but unfortunately, they were defeated in a seven-game series.
  • The team emerged victorious in three games during the WC First Round against Denver in 1982.
  • In 1983, the team was defeated in three games in the WC First Round by Denver.
  • The team clinched victory in the WC First Round against Portland in five games and advanced to the WC Semis after defeating Utah in six games in 1984.
  • In 1989, our team won five games against Denver in the WC Semifinals.
  • In 1990, the team triumphed in the WC First Round over Utah in five games and in the WC Semis against L.A. Lakers in five games.
  • The team was defeated in four games during the WC First Round against Utah in 1991.
  • In the WC Finals of 1993, we triumphed over Seattle in six games.
  • In 1997, the team competed against Seattle in the WC First Round and regrettably lost the series in five games.
  • The team played against San Antonio in the WC First Round in 1998 and was defeated in only four games.
  • We defeated San Antonio in the WC First Round in 2000 in only four games.
  • During the first round of the 2001 WC, the team played against Sacramento and lost in four games.
  • In 2003, we competed against San Antonio in the WC First Round and regrettably, we were defeated in six games.
  • In 2005, we triumphed over Vancouver in the WC Semifinals, clinching the series in six games.
  • The team emerged victorious in a seven-game series against the L.A. Lakers in the WC First Round in 2006, and then went on to defeat the L.A. Clippers in six games in the WC Semis. Unfortunately, they were unable to secure a victory in the WC Finals, losing to Dallas in six games.
  • During the 2007 Western Conference Semifinals, the team competed against the L.A. Lakers and ultimately fell in six games in the series.
  • In 2010, we emerged victorious in the WC First Round over Portland after a six-game series.
  • We emerged victorious over the L.A. Lakers in the WC First Round in six games in 2021.
  • The team emerged victorious in the WC First Round against New Orleans in six games in 2022.
  • In series that start with a tied 1-1 score, the team has a record of 17 wins and 10 losses, resulting in a winning percentage of .629.

Information sourced from RealGM.

The Suns remain a top contender.

The Suns’ strong showing in Game 2 reassured bettors who may have been worried about the team’s chances of success.

At BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona, Phoenix is currently the favorite in Game 3 with a -145 moneyline and a 2.5-point spread.

On Wednesday morning, the Suns are still the frontrunners to win the series in Arizona NBA betting with odds of -300. Conversely, the Clippers have odds of +240.

Oddsmakers should not be faulted for favoring the Suns in series that are tied 1-1, as the team has a track record of success in these situations. Since 2010, they have won three consecutive series that were tied 1-1, and dating back to their first playoff appearance in 1970, they have a winning percentage of .629 in these scenarios.

Phoenix has moved ahead of the 76ers on the BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona NBA title futures board, now holding the No. 3 spot at +550. This suggests that the team has boundless potential.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona. He has held positions at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. Currently, he is the lead writer at yengols.com.

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