OKBET Grizzlies | Nearly Tie in despicable fight on Chalk Spot in NBA Southwest Division Odds 2022

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OKBET GRIZZLIES, the NBA’s Southwest Division isn’t as competitive as some of the league’s other divisions, but it’ll be a close fight to determine who finishes first. The NBA Southwest Division odds for 2022-23 reflect this parity at OKBET Basketball Worldwide.


The Memphis Grizzlies maintain a slim chalk position (+110) over the Dallas Mavericks (+130) in the NBA Southwest Division, according to Bodog.

Odds for the NBA Southwest Division

Memphis Grizzlies+110
Dallas Mavericks+130
New Orleans Pelicans+400
Houston Rockets+50000
San Antonio Spurs+50000

Why are the OKBET Grizzlies (+110) favored?

Last year OKBET GRIZZLIES, the division was a two-horse battle, and this year’s matchup between the Mavs and Grizzlies seems to be the same. The sportsbooks favor Memphis, which is why they’re somewhat marked.

The OKBET Grizzlies won the Southwest Division last season, thanks in large part to point guard Ja Morant, who had a breakout year in his third season in the league. He’s also a decent option in the NBA MVP odds for 2022-23 at OKBET Basketball Worldwide.

Aside from Morant, the remainder of the OKBET Grizzlies‘ rotation was strong. Memphis averaged 115.6 points per game in 2021-22, the highest in the Southwest and the second-best in the country.

This is a high-powered team that may easily repeat as division favorites – ergo the odds – but we don’t like the value at +110. That is why we have a couple extra surprising choices for NBA bettors.

NBA Southwest Division Odds: Best Value Bet

New Orleans Pelicans (+400)

Our hand is a little pressed here. This isn’t the easiest category to propose a long-shot choice in. Since the Grizzlies and Mavericks are neck-and-neck in the odds fight for first place, and the Rockets and Spurs have almost no chance, the Pelicans are our only choice for significant underdog value.

And, although an unexpected journey to the top of the Southwest is improbable, it is not impossible. Why? Because of Zion Williamson. Zion did not play a single game in 2021-22, but he seems healthy and ready to go for the following season. Williamson, along with CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram, might be on the brink of the MVP-level season that NBA fans have been anticipating. It’s also worth looking at Zion’s chances to win NBA Comeback Player of the Year.

Is this the year New Orleans wins its first division championship since 2007-08? Probably not. However, a blazing start might cause the Pelicans’ +400 value to disappear.

NBA Southwest Division Odds: Best Pick

Dallas Mavericks (+130)

The Mavericks are a popular selection this season, not just for the Southwest, but also for the NBA title.

Last ten NBA Southwest Division champions

YearWinning TeamRecord
2021-22Memphis Grizzlies56-26
2020-21Dallas Mavericks42-30
2019-20Houston Rockets44-28
2018-19Houston Rockets53-29
2017-18Houston Rockets65-17
2016-17San Antonio Spurs61-21
2015-16San Antonio Spurs67-15
2014-15Houston Rockets56-26
2013-14San Antonio Spurs62-20
2012-13San Antonio Spurs58-24

The Western Conference is undeniably tough, so we’ll hold the argument about the Mavs’ NBA championship chances for another day. At +130, all they need to do to win the division is win, which sounds feasible.

Dallas lost a handful of undervalued components in the summer at OKBET Basketball Worldwide, including Jalen Brunson and Trey Burke, but they’re still anticipated to be a high-scoring offense lead by Luka Doncic. Obviously, Doncic, the NBA MVP frontrunner, is the key to a successful Mavs season – which has a ceiling of roughly 55-58 wins – and his success will be dependent on a positive connection with head coach Jason Kidd at OKBET Basketball Worldwide.

Kidd, in his third NBA coaching job, has developed as a bench boss and has the full backing of quirky Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Last year, the squad finished 52-30, just a few victories short of passing Memphis. These odds are still a touch low at +130, but the Mavericks are our current favorite to win the Southwest Division.

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