Suns Aim to Exceed Preseason Win Total for Fourth Consecutive Season

Suns Look to Surpass Preseason Win Total for Fourth Straight Season
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Despite the controversy surrounding Robert Sarver’s ownership, the Phoenix Suns have excelled on the court over the past 24 months, securing their first Western Conference title in 18 years and topping the league in wins during the last two seasons.

Now, all eyes in the Valley are focused on winning the franchise’s first NBA title in its 54th season, after an impressive 64-win season.

The Suns are once again predicted to be a popular pick for NBA betting in Arizona.

BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona has Phoenix, Milwaukee, and the L.A. Clippers all tied for the second-best NBA win total at 52.5, with Boston leading at 54.5.

BetMGM ranks the Suns just outside the top five teams in NBA title futures, with odds of +1000. The teams ahead of them are the Celtics (+500), Golden State (+600), Bucks (+650), and Brooklyn and Clippers (both at +700). has analyzed the Suns’ preseason win totals from 2001 onwards to help with your Arizona sports betting.

Over the past twenty years, these are the top five best and worst seasons for the Suns.

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Regular season vs. preseason total.

Year Win Proj. (Rank) Record Wins Above Proj.
201321.5 (29th)48-34+27.5
200444.5 (13th)62-20+17.5
200940.5 (T14th)54-28+13.5
202038 (15th)51-21+13
202151.5 (T5th)64-18+12.5

Comparison of the worst seasons versus the total in the preseason.

Year Win Proj. (Rank) Record Wins Below Proj.
200345.5 (12th)29-53-16.5
201536.5 (18th)23-59-13.5
201829 (27th)19-63-10
200144.5 (T15th)36-46-8.5
201728.5 (T26th)21-61-7.5
201233.5 (21st)25-57-7.5

Suns’ Preseason Victory Counts/Records from 2011 Onwards

  • 2022: 52.5/TBA
  • 2021: 51.5 (T5th)/64-18 (+12.5)
  • 2020: 38 (15th)/51-21 (+13)
  • 2019: 32.5 (23rd)/34-39 (+1.5)
  • 2018: 29 (27th)/19-63 (-10)
  • 2017: 28.5 (T26th)/21-61 (-7.5)
  • 2016: 26.5 (27th)/24-58 (-2.5)
  • 2015: 36.5 (18th)/23-59 (-13.5)
  • 2014: 42.5 (15th)/39-43 (+3.5)
  • 2013: 21.5 (29th)/48-34 (+27.5)
  • 2012: 33.5 (21st)/25-57 (-7.5)
  • 2011: 29.5 (19th)/33-33 (+4.5)

Assessing the Suns’ Position Heading into the 2022 NBA Season

The Suns need to reach 60 wins for a second straight season in order to maintain their streak of double-digit preseason win totals at Arizona betting apps.

Phoenix’s preseason win total of 52.5 is the franchise’s highest since 2007, when they were expected to win 55.5 games for the season.

The Suns had a successful season with a 55-27 record, but fell short of their goal when they were eliminated by San Antonio in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs in five games.

Monty Williams’ team is predicted by oddsmakers to win 50 or more games for the fourth time since 2001. They have exceeded this mark in two of the last four seasons.

It is uncertain if the franchise’s decision to retain center and former No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton will turn out to be a mistake.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher brings over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona, with previous roles at, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the position of lead writer at

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