Even without Chris Paul, the Suns still get it done.
After facing off against the Los Angeles Clippers in game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, the Suns walked away with a win and are at the top of the sportsbooks as favorites to win the Finals.
Suns Western Conference Finals Odds
It hasn’t been an easy road to the playoffs for the Phoenix Suns. After having one of their best seasons in a decade, they entered round one of the playoffs against LeBron James and the defending champs. It took six games, but the Suns were able to knock the Los Angeles Lakers out of the playoffs and advance.
No one could have predicted that the Suns would go on to sweep the Denver Nuggets in four games in the Western Conference Semifinals. This gave the team much needed rest as they waited to see who they would battle in the Western Conference Finals.
Unfortunately, Chris Paul tested positive for Covid sidelining him for at least game 1 of the series. However, the Los Angeles Clippers were also forced to play without one of their star players, Kawhi Leonard, who is expected to be out for at least game 1 and game 2, maybe even longer.
Without Chris Paul, his teammates stepped up to win the first game in the series, with Devin Booker nailing a triple double, making him the third NBA player to do so in a conference final game. The other two? LeBron James and former Suns player, Charles Barkley.
With the Suns currently dominating on the court and winning eight in a row, they are the favorites to win the Western Conference Finals at -420 by Caesars Sportsbook.
Phoenix Suns Finals Odds
The Suns are at the top of the sportsbook to take it all home. The only team ahead of them? The Milwaukee Bucks and just barely. Keep in mind that the Suns have never won a championship. They came close in 1993, but fell short to the Chicago Bulls in game 6.
The Milwaukee Bucks are battling against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals. As of now, BetMGM has the Bucks as the favorites at +110. The Suns are right behind them at +170.
Caesars sportsbook also has the Bucks as favorites at +105 and the Suns at +130.
All four remaining teams in the playoffs have never won a championship. So one thing is for sure, whoever does take home the championship will be making history.