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NBA season predictions: Southwest division picks, betting odds for 2022-23 season

We take a look at all the notable odds and lines on DraftKings Sportsbook for Southwest division as we approach the 2022-23 NBA season.

Memphis Grizzlies v Detroit Pistons
Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies dunks the ball against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on October 13, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Although winning a division in the NBA doesn’t officially mean anything, bettors can still make some cash wagering on division futures. Here’s a look at the Southwest division for the upcoming 2022-23 season, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Southwest Division Odds for 2022-23 Season

Memphis Grizzlies: +105
Dallas Mavericks: +140
New Orleans Pelicans: +400
San Antonio Spurs: +50000
Houston Rockets: +50000

This divisions shows a clear gulf between the contenders and pretenders in the NBA, with three teams at the top clearly fighting amongst themselves. That’s good news for bettors, who are going to get strong value no matter who wins.

The pick: Mavericks +140

The Grizzlies aren’t sneaking up on anyone and will be without Jaren Jackson Jr. for a bit. Luka Doncic is the MVP favorite for a reason, and Dallas has a solid supporting cast around him. The Pelicans are the great unknown with Zion Williamson coming back but Doncic is the more sure thing. Take the Mavs to win this division.

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