Phoenix Suns Dominating NBA Finals Betting Tickets & Handle

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Apr 11, 2022, 3:45 PM

The Phoenix Suns are a juggernaut and it’s clear the public has made that same observation this year. Chris Paul and the Suns have been getting a lot of interest all season to win the NBA Finals after finishing as the runner-up last season.

It’s difficult to see anyone challenging the powerhouse Suns in the West at this current time, but stranger things have happened. The Suns entered the year with the sixth-best NBA championship odds at +1200 and now boast the highest odds entering the postseason at +260.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks are over double that price at +550.

Public Betting

Phoenix owns the highest ticket percentage (21.7%) and handle percentage (29.6%), while the Milwaukee Bucks have the fourth highest ticket percentage at 8.1% and fifth-highest handle percentage at 6.4%.

Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors limped down the stretch and they’ll draw the Denver Nuggets in round one of the playoffs. The Warriors have still gained a lot of interest throughout the year with them boasting the second-highest ticket (12.1%) and handle percentages (11.6%). Some might be surprised by the Warriors, but they haven’t exactly seen a big jump in their price, where they entered the year at +1200 and are priced at +1000 now.

Rounding out the top three are the Philadelphia 76ers, who have had a polarizing season, to say the least. Things won’t be easy for the 76ers, who will play a feisty Toronto Raptors team in round one. The 76ers own the third-highest ticket percentage at 9.2% and the fourth highest handle percentage at 9.2%.

 

A lot of noise has also surrounded the Brooklyn Nets, who still need to win their play in-game in order to face the Boston Celtics in round one. The Nets possess the fifth-highest ticket percentage at 7.6% and the third-highest handle percentage at 9.8%.

In terms of liabilities, with the Suns garnering so much interest and starting the year at +1200, they’re one of the biggest liabilities in the NBA futures market with them entering at +260.

There were some expectations for Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies this season, but it’s hard to say anyone had them entering the playoffs as the number two seed in the Western Conference. Therefore, it’s not a big surprise that the Grizzlies are one of the top liabilities, with them entering the season at +15000 and currently boasting odds of +1200.

NBA Championship Tickets & Handle

Team Opening Odds Current Odds Tickets Handle
Phoenix Suns 1400 260 21.7% 29.6%
Golden State Warriors 1200 1000 12.1% 11.6%
Philadelphia 76ers 1600 1200 9.2% 9.2%
Milwaukee Bucks 800 550 8.1% 6.4%
Brooklyn Nets 225 700 7.6% 9.8%
Memphis Grizzlies 15000 1200 6.7% 5.3%
Los Angeles Lakers 450 Off the board 5.9% 5.3%
Denver Nuggets 2000 2500 4.5% 2.8%
Boston Celtics 4000 1000 4.4% 4.5%
Miami Heat 3500 1000 4.3% 6.3%
Chicago Bulls 12500 10000 3.5% 2.0%
Utah Jazz 1200 2800 2.3% 1.6%
Los Angeles Clippers 1800 3500 1.9% 1.7%
Dallas Mavericks 3000 2500 1.7% 1.3%
Atlanta Hawks 3500 15000 0.8% 0.4%
Cleveland Cavaliers 50000 12500 0.7% 0.4%
Minnesota Timberwolves 25000 8000 0.7% 0.3%
New York Knicks 8000 Off the board 0.6% 0.4%
Toronto Raptors 10000 6600 0.6% 0.4%
New Orleans Pelicans 12500 25000 0.5% 0.3%
Charlotte Hornets 50000 40000 0.4% 0.1%
Washington Wizards 15000 Off the board 0.3% 0.1%
Detroit Pistons 50000 Off the board 0.3% 0.1%
San Antonio Spurs 25000 50000 0.3% 0.1%
Portland Trail Blazers 4000 Off the board 0.2% 0.1%
Indiana Pacers 10000 Off the board 0.1% 0.0%
Oklahoma City Thunder 50000 Off the board 0.1% 0.0%
Sacramento Kings 25000 Off the board 0.1% 0.0%
Orlando Magic 50000 Off the board 0.1% 0.0%
Houston Rockets 50000 Off the board 0.1% 0.0%

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