- The Phoenix Suns have won 14 straight games and have the second-best record in the league at 15-3 SU.
- With their current streak, the Suns’ betting odds across the NBA futures oddsboads are on the rise.
- The Suns are the best team in the clutch in the NBA this season.
The Phoenix Suns are red hot right now with their 14-game winning streak and because of that, they are also rising across the NBA futures odds boards in the best NBA betting sites.
The Suns were at +1600 to win the 2022 NBA championship at the BetOnline App before the start of the season. They are now at +1100 via the same online sportsbook with only the Brooklyn Nets (+265), Golden State Warriors (+450), Milwaukee Bucks (+800), Utah Jazz (+900), and Los Angeles Lakers (+1000) having shorter odds than them right now.
At BetMGM, the Suns have moved from a +700 to win the Western Conference before the season to +550 as of its latest odds board. Phoenix is also now second behind the Golden State Warriors in the Pacific division betting board at +110 against the Dubs’ +105.
Suns Extend Winning Streak to 14 Games
The Suns extend their winning streak to 14 games! pic.twitter.com/mnHTqTJHfh
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) November 25, 2021
The Suns started the season slowly, winning just once in their first four games. But after losing back-to-back games against the Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings, Phoenix has won 14 consecutive games.
At 15-3 SU overall right now, the 2021-22 Suns have matched the best start ever in franchise history. Despite that, they are just second in their division and second in the West, behind the Golden State Warriors who are one game ahead of them at 16-2 SU.
With 14 straight wins, the Suns have tied the third-longest winning streak in franchise history. A win in their next game will put him in a tie with the 2006-07 Suns for the second-longest winning streak in team history. Two more consecutive wins after that will give them 17 straight wins to match the all-time team record, which was also set by the 2006-7 Suns who finished with a 61-21 record that season.
Their next three games, however, could tell us whether the Suns are for real or not. First, up for the Suns are back-to-back games against the Knicks and Nets in New York on Friday and Saturday. Phoenix then will close the month of November on Tuesday with a home game against the team they are chasing in the Pacific Division and Western Conference: Warriors.
Most Clutch Team in the NBA
— Valley of the Suns (@ValleyoftheSuns) November 18, 2021
While Phoenix is winning games left and right, they aren’t overpowering the opposition like the Warriors are. Golden State’s point differential of +13.5 is the highest in the league right now and they are the only team that is averaging a double-digit point differential. The Suns’ current point differential is +7.0 points, which is just third overall in the league, behind the Utah Jazz’s +8.9 points.
During this 14-game winning run, the Suns have been betting favorites in every game but have covered the betting spread in only eight of the 14 games and are 1-5 ATS in their last six games played. In the five games where they failed to cover the spread, their margin of victory was 3,7,8,4, and 5.
In those five games and most of their games this season, we have seen the Suns coast during the first three-quarters of the game before turning it on in the final quarter or the final minutes of the 4th quarter with clutch play and a suffocating defense that is 3rd best in the league.
The Suns rank first in clutch plus/minus at +4.0. They are also first in clutch FG% at 63.6%, 2nd in 3P% at 46.2%, and 4th in clutch points at 10.0 points per game. The Suns also have the Top 4 players in the NBA when it comes to clutch time plus/minus in Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, and Jae Crowder. The fifth player on their starting lineup-, DeAndre Ayton, is ranked 17th.