The NBA Southwest Division has several entertaining teams in it, making it worth keeping an eye on all year long. At ATS.io, we constantly monitor the futures odds for this division, to help you make the most informed decisions possible when making your NBA betting picks in the futures market in the Southwest.
NBA Southwest Division Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies lived up to their preseason billing as the NBA Southwest Division favorites. They won the division and finished second in the Western Conference as a whole. Despite star point guard Ja Morant dealing with some injury issues and some off-court problems involving firearms, the Grizzlies have proven that they are legitimate championship contenders in the Western Conference, and they could win this division for years to come.
The Dallas Mavericks were one of the most disappointing teams in the NBA this past season. They did not win the NBA Southwest Division, which is fine. The real problem is that they failed to make the playoffs at all this past season. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving did not work well together after they were paired up at the trade deadline, and this team faces some major uncertainty about its future going forward.
New Orleans Pelicans
Another huge disappointment in the Southwest Division was the New Orleans Pelicans. They fell short in the play-in tournament this year, with CJ McCollum falling apart in their play-in loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Zion Williamson’s health is a major concern for this team, as he missed the vast majority of this season, and there are questions about when he will return to game action going forward.
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs did exactly what they set out to do this season. They tanked, and they tanked hard. With 22 wins this season, the Spurs finished tied for the second worst record in the NBA. They are looking to rebuild through the draft, as they are clearly content to take the long road to respectability moving forward.
The Houston Rockets also finished this season with 22 wins, and they will be in the mix for the top pick in the NBA Draft as well. Jabari Smith Jr. did not live up to expectations in his first year in the league, which is very disappointing given that they missed out on Paolo Banchero and the promising Chet Holmgren. This team appears completely directionless at this time, which is alarming.