NBA: Bettor Lines Up Possible Near-$100k Win After Big Bet On Phoenix Suns Victory.
One particular basketball fan has an extra special reason to hope for a Phoenix clean sweep in the NBA finals this year. According to many reports a bettor placed an $11k bet on the favorites, the Phoenix Suns, beating the Milwaukee Bucks in just four games and it’s a bet that would earn this individual a cool $99k.
The Suns came into game one as the big favorites, especially as many had expected that Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo would be ruled out. However the 26-year-old recovered from a hyperextended knee did take part and bagged 20 points but couldn’t prevent his side going down 118-105.
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This lucky punter backed the Suns at +900 to complete the series win in four games and if you take into account the run that Monty Williams’ side are on, that seems entirely plausible.
Phoenix, thanks in no small part to the great form shown by Chris Paul, have gone on a run of 13-4 in the playoffs and that comes after they closed their regular season with just one loss in their final 13 games.
The importance of Chris Paul to Phoenix is clear for all to see, not least Williams, who stated after the game one win;
“When it’s going like that, you just want to space the floor well and let him orchestrate, I thought he was making the right plays.
“He was making shots, and when he’s in that mode, we just feed off of that.”
These sentiments were echoed by opposition coach Mike Budenholzer;
“So, yeah, he’s a good player,” Budenholzer said, before adding. “Their pick-and-roll game is tough to guard. I think we have to just keep getting better. We have to keep looking at the film and see how we can maybe take away some of the rhythm or make it where he’s not getting into his spots as easily. That will be a big part of looking between Game 1 and Game 2.”
The odds of Phoenix winning the NBA finals have now dropped to around (-300) and it certainly appears that the Arizona franchise might be set to secure their first ever NBA title. The Suns have only reached the finals on two other occasions in their history, losing to the Celtics in 1976 and the Bulls in 1993.
With Chris Paul pulling the strings this lucky sports bettor may well be heading for quite a pay day. The 36-year-old point guard, who moved to Phoenix last November, is also a shoe-in to pick up the prestigious NBA MVP award this year.