Phoenix Suns 2022-23 Season Preview and Best Bet (Odds, Offseason Moves and More)

May 15, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) against Dallas Mavericks
May 15, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) against Dallas Mavericks / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns are another team in the league that has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Majority owner Robert Sarver was banned for a year due to a “history of racist, sexist and misogynistic acts.” 

Phoenix also had a standoff with one of its key players, Deandre Ayton. The Suns held out on giving him an extension, however matched his offer sheet within minutes of him signing one. 

Oh, and this is all coming on the heels of getting embarrassed in Game 7 against the Dallas Mavericks in last year's NBA Playoffs.

The Suns have a lot to get through this year. Yet, they have all the pieces on paper to do it. Let’s see what the odds have to say about their season. 

Phoenix Suns Offseason Moves and Additions

Key Suns Roster Additions:

  • Deandre Ayton (Re-sign)
  • Bismack Biyombo (Re-sign)
  • Frank Jackson (Free Agency)
  • Timothy Luwawu-Cabarrot (Free Agency)

Phoenix Odds to Win NBA Championship, Make Playoffs and Win Total

  • Odds to Win NBA Finals: +1000
  • Odds to Win Western Conference: +430
  • Make Playoffs: -60000
  • Win Total: 53.5 (Over +104/Under -128)

Phoenix Suns Best Bet for 2022-23 NBA Season

The Suns have an interesting season ahead of them. First and foremost, they have to overcome the turmoil their owner has put them through. 

Secondly, they have to avenge their loss in Game 7 last season and prove to the rest of the league that they aren’t fraudulent. Lastly, Chris Paul is getting older and they need to capitalize on the last of their championship window. 

This season has a lot of variability for the Suns, but the best bet for them is to win the Pacific Division. Phoenix is third in the odds at +200 behind the Warriors (+190) and the Clippers (+200). All the pieces are there for Phoenix to have a good regular season and continue what it’s built over the last two years. Ultimately, this season will be defined by the Suns’ playoff success. 

Nevertheless, the regular season success the Suns have had over the last two years show that they can be trusted from October to April.