The NBA’s Pacific Division is uber-competitive. Last year’s league champions, the Golden State Warriors, came out of the Pacific, though it was actually the Phoenix Suns who won the division title.
With that in mind, Sportsbook has the updated NBA Pacific Division odds, where the Suns are favored at +180, but the Warriors (+210) and Los Angeles Clippers (+210) aren’t far behind.
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|Golden State Warriors||+210|
|Los Angeles Clippers||+210|
|Los Angeles Lakers||+800|
Odds as of September 20 at Sportsbook
Why Are The Suns (+180) Favored?
The Suns were utterly dominant during the 2021-22 regular season, churning out 64 wins and never making the division race close. Phoenix ultimately sputtered out in the playoffs, but that’s of no concern to divisional bettors, who should focus only on the regular season.
Phoenix’s roster is superb – Devin Booker and Chris Paul make up a superstar backcourt, Deandre Ayton is back after an offseason offer sheet fiasco and Mikal Bridges should improve after another season in the league.
Since turning a corner in 2020, the Suns have won two straight division titles. It’s easy to see why they’re chalked in the odds to win the NBA Pacific Division.
NBA Pacific Division Odds: Best Value Bet
Los Angeles Lakers (+800)
At 37 years old, LeBron James isn’t what he used to be physically, but the numbers would tell you he’s doing better than ever. LBJ averaged 30.3 points per game in 2021-22, a career high, and still logged 37.2 minutes a game.
Now, an eye test of a Lakers game would easily tell you how dysfunctional this unit is. For a multitude of reasons, a roster of James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook couldn’t work together, culminating in a miserable 33-49 finish. Yikes.
The Lakers can only go up. Darvin Ham has taken over as the bench boss, Dennis Schroder has returned to the backcourt and if Westbrook departs as is rumored, then maybe a fresh locker room creates a more cohesive on-court product.
+800 puts us in long-shot territory, but we still like the value those odds offer.
NBA Pacific Division Odds: Best Pick
Golden State Warriors (+210)
Sure, the Warriors haven’t won the division since 2018-19, but it’s hard to fault them for underperforming in the years since. Due to injuries, the regular season has always been a grind – and last year’s Dubs team came on so strong in the postseason that they won a ‘chip over a difficult Celtics team.
Again, we aren’t making picks for the NBA championship. But last season the Warriors got such a second-half push when all their injured guys came back. Klay Thompson only played 32 regular-season games. Draymond Green only got into 46 contests. Those guys will be healthy and raring to go on the first day of the 2022-23 NBA season.
It’s a competitive division, but any chance to grab the Warriors at plus money should be worth considering.
Last 10 NBA Pacific Division Winners
|2018-19||Golden State Warriors||57-25|
|2017-18||Golden State Warriors||58-24|
|2016-17||Golden State Warriors||67-15|
|2015-16||Golden State Warriors||73-9|
|2014-15||Golden State Warriors||67-15|
From our chart, it’s clear when the Warriors’ heyday was (2014-2019). Oddly enough, the Warriors didn’t win the division in 2021-22 but won the championship. We expect the Dubs to bounce back and end the Suns’ two-year Pacific Division streak. Even if GS doesn’t win the division, though, the Warriors are still worth a bet in the NBA championship odds, which you can check out here.
How To Read NBA Pacific Division Odds
All sportsbooks list odds in the same way. You’ll see futures betting lines that look like this:
Phoenix Suns -125
Golden State -112
If you were to bet $100 on the Suns at -125, you’d get a payout of $180 – your original cash is returned along with your winnings of $80. Conversely, that same $100 on the Warriors at -112 would get you $189.29 – you get your money back coupled with your prize of $89.29. You’d get a bigger reward if you bet on Golden State, however, there’s a reason their odds are as such. Don’t bet based on potential payoffs. Instead, bet based on the handicapping info on this page.
You can also see how much you’d win based on the odds and amount bet with our Odds Calculator.
What Is A Pacific Division Futures Bet For The NBA?
When you make a bet on events that will happen weeks or even months in advance, that’s a futures bet. The lines for divisional odds are set prior to the regular season. But, they will shift as games are played, trades occur and players succumb to injuries. Lock in your bets soon otherwise we’ll be in the thick of the NBA Finals and you’ll miss out on great odds.
Who is favored in the NBA Pacific Division odds?
The Phoenix Suns are the betting favorites to win the NBA Pacific Division at +180. The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers aren't far behind in the odds at +210 each.