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Suns Commanding Arizona Sports Betting Favorites Against Pelicans in NBA Playoffs
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The Phoenix Suns won their first NBA Playoffs game since sports betting was legalized in Arizona on Sunday night, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 110-99 in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.

The Suns will return to the Footprint Center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Game 2 of the series, broadcast on TNT. They are looking to secure a 2-0 series lead over the No. 8 seed.

Monty Williams’ team showcased their dominance on Sunday, defeating the visitors from the Big Easy with an impressive 53.8% shooting percentage. Guards Chris Paul and Devin Booker played key roles in the victory, combining for a total of 55 points.

After successfully stifling the Pelicans’ fast-paced offense and holding them to a 37.9% shooting percentage, the Suns are now focused on advancing towards their second consecutive NBA Finals appearance in just two days.

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Arizona sportsbooks have identified the Suns as the favorites for Game 2.

Take a look at the NBA betting odds for Game 2, with Phoenix expected to comfortably take a 2-0 lead.

The Suns have a 9.5-point advantage on Tuesday night with -110 and -550 odds at BetMGM Arizona, Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, and DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona.

FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona is expressing a lot of faith in Williams and the Suns, with a -10 (-112) spread and a -500 moneyline being offered.

During the regular season, the Suns held a 44-38-0 record against the spread. In Game 1, Phoenix just managed to cover the spread as they were favored by 10 points.

BetMGM is offering +160 odds for the Suns to sweep the series and +150 odds for them to win the series in five games.

Booker keeps up his impressive playoff performance

Booker’s impressive Game 1 performance featured him scoring 25 points, pulling down eight rebounds, and providing four assists.

Following his strong performance in the 2021 playoffs, Booker once again led his team in scoring with an average of 27.3 points per game. This was significantly higher than the second-highest scorer on the team, Chris Paul, who averaged 19.3 points per game.

Booker continued his streak of playing high minutes per game like an Ironman throughout last year’s playoffs, logging 41 minutes in Game 1 which is just above his average of 40.4 minutes during the 2021 postseason. He is currently the favorite at BetMGM Sportsbook (+360) to win the NBA Finals MVP award.

Booker and his team seem to have a solid connection with Arizona betting apps as they strive to deliver the Valley its first NBA championship in 54 years.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has spent over seven years reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona, with previous roles at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the position of lead writer at yengols.com.

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