With sports betting taking off across the US, sportsbooks are finding creative markets to keep their customers engaged. This is especially true when wagering volume slows down, as is the case for most operators during the dog days of summer.
BetMGM recently released a set of “Title Town Specials,” which are league championship odds grouped by city, state, or general region. Arizona, dubbed as “Valley of the Sun” by the sportsbook, has two markets available for the state’s professional sports teams.
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How The BetMGM Title Town Specials Work
The Title Town Specials BetMGM sportsbooks are offering work like a “reverse” parlay, if you will. With normal parlay bets, you have a group of wagers in which all picks have to hit for you to be successful. For example, if you took Devin Booker over 28.5 points and Chris Paul under 11.5 assists, Booker would need at least 29 points, and Paul would have to have 11 or fewer assists for you to win. With the BetMGM specials, however, you only need one of the championship bets to come to fruition to get paid. Because of that, these odds will be lower due to having more possibilities of winning.
Arizona’s Big Four: The Cardinals, Suns, Diamondbacks, or Coyotes Win 2022/2023 Championships
If any of Arizona’s four major professional sports teams bring home a championship trophy in their upcoming seasons, you would get paid out with odds of +400. That means a bet of $20 on this market would pay out a total of $100 if the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, or Arizona Coyotes end up winning their respective championship.
Of course, the elephant in the room here is the very low probability of the Diamondbacks or Coyotes being anywhere near a championship-caliber team next season. While there may be an infusion of young talent coming onto the roster for both teams, neither will be competing at a high enough level to bring home any hardware.
Arizona Cardinals Win Super Bowl 57 or the Phoenix Suns Win the Upcoming NBA Finals
The Cardinals and Suns look to be much more competitive than their Arizona NHL and MLB counterparts in the upcoming season. Interestingly, both Kyler Murray and Devin Booker signed massive contract extensions this offseason, with both organizations locking in the face of their franchise for years to come.
There’s added excitement surrounding the Cards this season as Super Bowl 57 will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. BetMGM will become synonymous with the franchise as a brand new BetMGM retail sportsbook is expected to open inside the stadium for the 2022 NFL season. BetMGM Sportsbook is offering +425 odds for either the Arizona Cardinals or Phoenix Suns to win a championship in the upcoming season.
The Phoenix Suns made it to the NBA Finals in 2021 and were expected to make it back last season after being the top team in the regular season with 64 wins. But they exited the playoffs early after losing to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Semifinals.
As for the Cardinals, they started off hot last season with a 7-0 record but couldn’t keep up the momentum. They also exited the playoffs early after losing the NFC Wild Card game to the Los Angeles Rams.
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