Remember when everyone and their mother had the Phoenix Suns winning the NBA Finals after acquiring Kevin Durant at the trade deadline?
What happened to that? The Suns jumped inside +400 odds to win the championship after the KD trade, but you can get them as high as +700 at some sportsbooks right now!
Maximizing betting value is ALL about timing. Allow me to explain why right now is the time to buy in on Phoenix.
Seize the Value on the Suns to Win NBA Finals
Durant’s pregame slip on March 8 has caused the Suns’ odds to crater, but NBA insider Shams Charania has reported that the superstar could return as soon as the end of March.
Even if Durant doesn’t return until the NBA playoffs, a sprained ankle shouldn’t keep one of the best scorers of all-time from making a big impact.
Phoenix was 3-0 with Durant and the team was +46 points against opponents (+15.3 per game average) when he was on the court. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Suns have similar success when he returns.
If you’re not convinced that Phoenix still has great odds at winning it all, consider what the Western Conference looks like right now.
Ja Morant can’t stay out of trouble and Dillon Brooks can’t stop earning technicals for the Memphis Grizzlies. Paul George suffered a knee sprain that will keep him out a few weeks for the Los Angeles Clippers. Luka Doncic has been out for the Dallas Mavericks and has yet to sync up with Kyrie Irving for more than a game. The Los Angeles Lakers are without LeBron James for who knows how long.
Oh yeah, and the reigning champion Golden StateWarriors just happen to be one of the worst road teams in the NBA.
The point is that most teams have flaws this time of the year, and the biggest issue with Phoenix is a sprained ankle. The odds have DOUBLED since initially adding KD, but if he returns on time, those odds won’t stay the same for long.
Bet on Phoenix to win it all now and cash in on Durant’s pregame slip.
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