While the Phoenix Suns may have once looked like an easy team to ignore on the NBA betting line, their play thus far in 2013-14 has suggested anything but. Currently the No. 8 seed in a relentless Western Conference, the club guided by rookie head coach Jeff Hornacek even has 75/1 odds of winning the NBA championship
We get it, their spot on the basketball futures doesn’t exactly strike fear in the hearts of opponents. That’s just reality for an up and coming team in a dominant conference. While we love what Hornacek and All-Star snub Goran Dragic have done with the place, even we think it would be bold to buy in to a team that until this season was largely unproven.
But hold on a second.
The thing about Phoenix is, with each passing week that the Suns remain a factor in the West, they gain respect in the sportsbook. Last weekend the club took on Dwight Howard, James Harden and the Houston Rockets and were only two-point underdogs.
Now that rumours have started to swirl that Eric Bledsoe may be back in the lineup as soon as early March, we can’t help but consider them a dark hose candidate to make noise on the NBA betting scene.
They may have some work to do before oddsmakers start taking them seriously as title contenders, but it’s not exactly a stretch to consider them a force to be reckoned with night in and night out.