Online sports betting is coming to Arizona. This page will be updated with live odds and bonus offers as soon as AZ sportsbooks launch.
The Phoenix Suns have had a great run in the 2021 season. They finished the regular season with a record of 51-21, which secured them the second seed in the NBA playoffs. They have even had a great run so far in the playoffs, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in round one and then sweeping the Denver Nuggets in round two. That put the Suns in the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2010.
In other big news for Arizona, the state has legalized sports betting. It’s aiming to allow sportsbooks to launch for the start of the NFL season, in September. This means that people in the state would be able to place bets on Suns games next season, along with other sports and teams in Arizona. This page will introduce you to betting on the Suns in Arizona when sportsbooks go live.
Here are the odds for the upcoming Suns game:
Here are the odds on the Suns to win the NBA title and more futures odds for the team:
MVP futures odds for Devin Booker and other Phoenix Suns:
The first thing to understand are the main wagers available.
A moneyline bet is a wager on the outright winner of a game. There will always be a favorite and an underdog. The favorite will typically have negative odds, and the underdog will have positive odds.
A point spread wager is essentially a way to even out the two sides of a game. This happens by subtracting points from the favorite’s score or adding them to the underdog’s score. Odds for both sides will usually be right around -110 because of the point differential.
For this example, the Suns would have to win by five or more for a point spread bet on them to win.
For a wager on the total, you are betting on the total combined score of the game. It doesn’t matter who wins. This is an over/under wager; you choose whether the score will be over or under the line that the sportsbook sets. These wagers typically have odds at around -110 on both sides.
Live betting is perhaps one of the most exciting ways to bet on sports. It essentially lets you wager on a game that is already going on. This allows you to watch some of a game before actually placing a wager on it. So at the start of the 2022 NBA season and onward, you can actually wager on the Suns while they are playing.
Keep in mind that the odds can change rapidly depending on what is happening in the game. To find the best Suns betting odds, a sportsbook app will help you keep up with the movement, and you can check lines on multiple sportsbooks.
The 2020-21 NBA season was a bit different from past seasons due to COVID-19. One of the major changes this season was that instead of 82 games, there were only 72. The regular season ran from December to May. The play-in tournament took place at the end of May, and the playoffs started in May and will run to July. During the 2020-21 season, the Suns played 36 home games where they went 27-9.
The Phoenix Suns’ began play in the 1968-69 season, which means they just finished their 53rd NBA season. With a long and storied history, this franchise has had some talented players come through. Here are some of the Suns’ all-time stat leaders:
Here is the Suns’ current coaching staff for the 2020-21 season:
The Phoenix Suns have had several coaches through the franchise’s history. Here are some of the most notable ones from the past 20 years:
The Suns play their home games at Phoenix Suns Arena.
In addition to wagering on Suns games in 2022, you will be able to wager directly from the stadium. The Suns and FanDuel have announced a partnership that will include a live sportsbook at the arena.
There are several ways to watch and listen to Suns games. Here are the most popular options:
The story of the Suns gorilla mascot nicknamed “Go” is one of the oddest stories in NBA history. For the first decade the Suns were in the league, they had no official mascot, although they did try to get a Sun mascot going. This all changed years later, though, when the gorilla mascot happened by accident. The story goes that a messenger for the Eastern Onion, which was a singing telegram service, showed up at the stadium in a gorilla costume. He then performed some dances during a timeout, and the fans loved it. The man in the gorilla costume that day was Henry Rojas, who would continue to perform at Suns games in the gorilla costume until the end of the 1987-88 season. In 2005, “Go” was inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame.
When the Suns were born in 1968, a large group of individuals joined forces to create the team. The main original owners were Karl Eller, Don Pitt, Don Diamond, Marvin Meyer and Richard Bloch. They owned the suns until 1987, when they sold the team to Jerry Colangelo. Colangelo owned the team for just under two decades and sold it to Robert Sarver and Larry Fitzgerald (part-owner/Arizona Cardinals player) for $401 million, which at the time was a record. The Suns are still owned by Sarver and Fitzgerald today.
You can find and buy Suns tickets on all major ticket sites. The arena has a capacity of over 18,000, but when the Suns are playing well as they are now, you should buy a ticket in advance. Right now, regular-season ticket prices range from $13 for upper-level seats to around $780 for courtside tickets. The average cost for a ticket is roughly $82.