The Phoenix Suns are still seen as the slight favorites to win the championship.

Phoenix Suns Remain Slight Favorites to Win Championship

Only a week ago, the Phoenix Suns had a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks and were considered the favorites to win the title in franchise history with odds of -500. However, after the Bucks evened the series by winning at home, the odds on Arizona betting apps have changed.

The Suns are still the top pick with -145 odds on DraftKings AZ Sportsbook because they have two of the last three games at home. On the other hand, the Bucks, who were underdogs at +375 after falling behind 2-0, now have +125 odds to win the championship after winning two games in a row.

In Game 5 of Arizona sports betting sites, the Suns are expected to win by 3.5 points with a -165 moneyline, while the Bucks are the underdogs at +145.

Observing the Arizona NBA betting trends, fans have noticed that both teams have continued to show their strength on their home courts during the Finals. The Phoenix Suns have an impressive 8-2 record at Phoenix Suns Arena, while the Milwaukee Bucks have now improved to 9-1 at Fiserv Forum following their victories in Games 3 and 4.

DraftKings is offering series props where the most likely scenario is both teams winning their home games for the rest of the series, leading to the Suns winning in seven games with odds of +190. The odds for the Suns winning in six are +275, while the Bucks winning in six is +300 and Milwaukee winning in seven is +350.

Finals MVP

Giannis Antetokounmpo +130

Giannis Antetokounmpo has solidified his position as the frontrunner for Finals MVP with his exceptional performance, displaying impressive scoring, rebounding, steals, and blocks statistics. Averaging 32.3 points, 14 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game, Antetokounmpo’s dominance was on full display in back-to-back 40-point games in Games 3 and 4. His all-around performance in Game 4 included 26 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and two blocks. However, it was his game-saving block in the final minutes of Game 4 that truly stood out, as he denied an alley-oop attempt to secure a two-point lead for the Bucks and secure the victory.

Chris Paul +180

At the start, sportsbooks heavily favored Paul to win Finals MVP after Game 3, with odds as high as –230 when Phoenix was leading 2-1. However, his chances took a hit in Game 4 as he only scored 10 points on 5 of 13 shooting and had five turnovers in the defeat. This was a stark difference from his impressive performances in Game 1 and Game 2, where he tallied 32 points and nine rebounds, and 23 points and eight assists, respectively.

Devin Booker +260

Booker shined in Game 4 of the Finals, putting up an impressive 42 points on 17 of 28 shooting. He was a dominant force on offense for the Suns for most of the game.

Khris Middleton +2500

Middleton’s 40-point game, powered by crucial midrange shots, led the Bucks to a win in Game 4. If not for Antetokounmpo’s standout performance, Middleton would be a top contender for Finals MVP.



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