While some of the major storylines of the NBA offseason have been about off-court issues, a little normalcy is just around the corner in the basketball world. The regular season is set to tip off on Tuesday, October 19.
With the season nearing, The Duel is giving you a look at how each division is shaking up. Here's a rundown of the betting odds and predictions for the Southwest Division, based on NBA betting lines from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Odds to Win the Southwest Division
1. Mavericks (-210)
2. Grizzlies (+440)
3. Pelicans (+500)
4. Spurs (+1300)
5. Rockets (+10000)
Odds to Make the Playoffs
1. Mavericks (Yes: -650 | No: +440)
2. Grizzlies (Yes: +110 | No: -134)
3. Pelicans (Yes: +154 | No: -192)
4. Spurs (Yes: +1040 | No: -2500)
5. Rockets (Yes: +2200 | No: -10000)
Odds to Win the Western Conference
1. Mavericks (+1600)
2. Pelicans (+3600)
3. Grizzlies (+4900)
4. Spurs (+8500)
5. Rockets (+11000)
NBA Championship Odds
1. Mavericks (+3000)
2. Grizzlies (+8500)
3. Pelicans (+10000)
4. Spurs (+16000)
5. Rockets (+25000)
Southwest Division Prediction 2021-22
The projection models on numberFire project the Dallas Mavericks to win the Southwest division with 47 wins. They are also projected for the best chance of winning the NBA Championship in the division, at 1.5%.
The remaining projections put the New Orleans Pelicans in second with 44 wins, the Memphis Grizzlies in third with 39 wins, the San Antonio Spurs in fourth with 37 wins and the Houston Rockets in fifth with 23 wins.
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