Recent odds for the 2023 NBA Playoffs show that the Phoenix Suns are the favorites to win both the NBA Championship and the Western Conference.
But recent predictions for the NBA playoffs show that the Suns’ chances of winning the NBA title are different.
Two different sites say that the Suns have less than a 5% chance of making it to the NBA Finals this year.
In its updated NBA predictions for 2022–23, FiveThirtyEight gives Phoenix a 4% chance of winning the NBA championship, which is seventh in the NBA.
According to that site’s predictions, the Boston Celtics have a 27% chance of winning the championship.
The second-place Milwaukee Bucks have 16%, and the third-place Philadelphia 76ers have 13%.
The Suns come in fourth place from Western Conference teams, with the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies both at 11% and the Golden State Warriors at 5% to win the NBA Finals this season.
Another site, Basketball Reference, says that Phoenix has a 5% chance of winning the NBA title. This puts the Suns in eighth place in its report on the teams’ chances of making the playoffs.
According to that site, the Celtics have a 24.8% chance of winning the NBA championship this season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers have a 14.6% chance. The Grizzlies’ percentage is 10.1%.
The Bucks have a 9.9% chance of winning the title, while the 76ers have a 9.6% chance. At 8.6%, the Nuggets are ahead of the Suns, and at 6.1%, the Sacramento Kings are also ahead of the Suns.
Odds for the Suns to win the NBA title are much higher
Recent odds on the Suns winning the NBA title are much higher than they used to be.
At +450, Phoenix’s odds at YouWager.lv Sportsbook to win the NBA Championship are third.
Only the Celtics (+325) and the Bucks (+300) are better.
The odds are +215 that the Suns will win the Western Conference. The Warriors are third at +500, and the Nuggets are second at +325.