Suns Ranked Among Luckiest Teams in NBA St. Patrick’s Day Game

NBA St. Patrick’s Day Game: Suns Among Luckiest Teams
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Over the last three seasons, the Phoenix Suns have had good luck playing on or around St. Patrick’s Day, winning all three games.

To prepare for St. Patrick’s Day and aid in Arizona sports betting, yengols.com reviewed the performance of NBA teams in the last three years on or around the holiday using data from Basketball-Reference.com. The analysis showed that the Denver Nuggets have been the top-performing team, with the highest win-loss ratios and average scores during these games. In the last three years, the Nuggets have won all St. Patrick’s Day games, scoring an average of 125 points.

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Luckiest NBA Team

RankTeamW-L%Average Score
1Denver Nuggets1.000125.0
2Phoenix Suns1.000122.3
3Memphis Grizzlies1.000116.0
4Dallas Mavericks1.000109.7
5Milwaukee Bucks.667122.3
6Utah Jazz.667119.0
7Atlanta Hawks.667117.3
8Detroit Pistons.667116.7
T9San Antonio Spurs.667116.0
T9Sacramento Kings.667116.0
T9Cleveland Cavaliers.667116.0
12New York Knicks.667115.6
13Boston Celtics.667115.3
14Philadelphia 76ers.667114.6
15Toronto Raptors.667114.3
16Miami Heat.667109.3
17Minnesota Timberwolves.333125.3
18Indiana Pacers.333118.7
19L.A. Lakers.333117.0
20Chicago Bulls.333116.0
21Portland Trail Blazers.333111.7
22Brooklyn Nets.333110.3
23L.A. Clippers.333107.7
24Houston Rockets.333106.7
25Golden State Warriors.333105.0
26Charlotte Hornets.333100.7
27New Orleans Pelicans.000117.0
28Oklahoma City Thunder.000111.0
29Orlando Magic.000110.0
30Washington Wizards.000107.3

Boston is the top NBA favorite in Arizona sports betting apps, with odds of +220, while Denver is in second place with odds of +400.

Suns narrowly miss securing top spot.

The Phoenix Suns are closely trailing the Nuggets on the chart, scoring an average of 122.3 points. The Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have also achieved a 3-0 record around St. Patrick’s Day in the past three years.

This year, the Suns have been lucky to navigate a tough stretch of games and hold onto a spot in the top eight teams in the Western Conference. They will wrap up a four-game road trip on St. Patrick’s Day by taking on the top three teams in the Eastern Conference.

The team’s journey kicks off in Cleveland on Monday, where they will take on the Eastern Conference’s No. 2 team. Next, they head to Boston on Thursday to face the NBA-leading Celtics, who just beat the Suns 117-110 in Phoenix. The schedule eases up a bit on Friday with a game in Charlotte, although it’s still part of a back-to-back.

The Suns will wrap up their stretch by taking on Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee on St. Patrick’s Day. According to bet365 Arizona, Phoenix is currently fifth in line with odds of +1600 to win the NBA Finals. Beating top teams in the East could boost the Suns’ chances even further.

Over the past three years, Phoenix has emerged victorious against Orlando with a score of 116-113 on March 16, 2023, triumphed over Houston 129-112 on March 16, 2022, and defeated Memphis 122-99 on March 15, 2021.

Despite only playing 63 games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Suns ended the 2021 season with a 26-12 record, achieving a 51-win season. Phoenix went on to win playoff series against the Lakers, Nuggets, and Clippers before falling to the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals in six games.

In only three seasons, guard Devin Booker is now the only player left on the Phoenix team from the Finals. He is teaming up with Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal, and Grayson Allen as the Suns focus on building chemistry for the upcoming playoffs.

Finding some luck on this tough road trip that ends on St. Patrick’s Day could be beneficial for those looking to take advantage of Arizona betting promotions before the NBA Playoffs start.

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Roberts Usher

Roberts Usher has spent the last 30 years working as a sports journalist in various states, including Texas, Arkansas, and New York. He has contributed to publications like the San Antonio Express-News, the Associated Press, The Dallas Morning News, and Newsday. Most recently, he served as the head of the Student Media Department at Texas A&M University for eight years.

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