Best Grizzlies Betting Lines 2023
The Memphis Grizzlies were the surprise team of the 2021-22 NBA season, recording a 56-26 record after barely finishing above the .500 mark the year prior.
Ja Morant was a revelation and won the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award after averaging a career-best 27.4 points per game, which also helped him earn his first All-Star selection and All-NBA Second Team honors.
Now that the expectations for this squad have been amplified, will we see the Grizzlies continue their meteoric rise? Or will they fail to live up to last year’s hype?
Let’s take a closer look at the Grizzlies betting odds for the 2022-23 NBA season.
Grizzlies Futures Betting Odds
Note: All NBA gameday odds and lines are current as of Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. ET and courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook. You can find more odds at these US betting sites. Be aware that these NBA futures odds may change as the season approaches.
- Win Total: Over 48.5 (-134) / Under 48.5 (+110)
- Make Playoffs: Yes (-600) / No (+420)
- Win Northwest Division (+105)
- Win Western Conference (+1000)
- Win 2023 NBA Finals (+2400)
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Grizzlies NBA Finals Odds
Grizzlies Win 2023 NBA Finals (+2400)
There’s no denying that the Grizzlies are a great team, and I expect them to be one of the West’s heavyweights this season. However, a few other top-tier teams improved dramatically enough that I simply don’t see Memphis being a legitimate player in the NBA title race quite yet.
Grizzlies Western Conference Odds
Grizzlies Win Western Conference (+1000)
If the Grizzlies are going to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals, they’ll have to beat out the likes of the Nuggets, Warriors, Clippers, and Suns to do so, to name a few. As much as I like this team, it’s very difficult to see them accomplishing that feat.
Grizzlies Southwest Division Odds
Grizzlies Win Southwest Division (+105)
This isn’t a surefire thing — the Mavericks (+145) and Pelicans (+350) genuinely aren’t far behind the Grizz — and I’m hesitant to back the Grizzlies because of that. The addition of Christian Wood makes Dallas even tougher, and a healthy Zion Williamson puts New Orleans in an interesting spot at (+350) odds.
The value isn’t on the side of the Grizzlies right now. Perhaps a slow start will change that, but for now, I’m not confident enough to back Memphis at this price.
Grizzlies Make Playoffs Odds
Grizzlies Make the Playoffs (-600)
Memphis will have stiffer competition this season as it pertains to securing a spot in the postseason, but unless something catastrophic happens, there’s no way they miss out entirely.
The Grizz won 56 games last season with Morant missing 25 due to injury, so there’s even a precedent set should he (or any of their other stars) miss more than a handful of games in 2022-23.
Grizzlies Win Total Bets 2023
Grizzlies UNDER 48.5 Wins (+110)
I had a really difficult time making this pick. On paper, the Grizzlies should be a 50-win team. But I feel the rest of the West may prevent them from accomplishing that feat.
The value is also on the Under. The (-134) odds that accompany the Over imply that it’s significantly more likely to hit than the Under, and I just don’t know that I’m prepared to match that level of confidence.
The Grizzlies are going to be tough, but the improvements made by teams like the Clippers, Timberwolves, and Pelicans give me pause.
Grizzlies Prop Bets 2023
Ja Morant Wins NBA MVP (+1300)
Morant is a trendy choice to win this year’s MVP award, and it’s not hard to see why. The high-flying, hyper-athletic guard is an absolute showstopper, and he’s no longer just a novelty. In 2021-22, he proved that he has what it takes to lead a team while putting up monster numbers in the process.
Morant’s Grizzlies will likely need to turn in another high-win season for Morant to have his best shot at earning this award, but it’s not like that’s his only road there. Should he go out and improve his scoring average to around 30 points per game, he would be in the conversation regardless of where Memphis finishes.
At (+1300) odds, backing Morant to win MVP is a wise wager.
How to Bet Grizzlies Moneylines
Betting on NBA moneyline is about as simple as it gets. All you need to do to win this type of bet is correctly choose the winner of the game. Should your team come out on top, you’ll win your bet.
Of course, it isn’t quite that simple. A team’s moneyline odds will fluctuate depending upon their matchup, and even if a team is expected to win the game, it may not be in your best interest to bet on them to do so.
For example, the Grizzlies would likely be a heavy favorite against the Spurs. At a sportsbook, the Grizzlies would likely have (-400) odds to win the game. In this case, you would need to bet $40 to win just $10, and there isn’t much value in doing that.
This doesn’t mean you should always bet on the side of the underdog, but it may be more worthwhile to bet on games that are more of a toss-up.
- 2021-22 Grizzlies Moneyline Record: 56-26
How to Bet Grizzlies Spreads
Spread betting takes winners and losers out of the equation and instead focuses on a preset margin of victory or defeat. Before a game begins, oddsmakers will set a margin of how many points they believe the favorite will win by. At a sportsbook, this might look like this: Grizzlies -5.5 (-110) vs Mavericks +5.5 (-110).
In this case, the spread is 5.5 points. Because the Grizzlies are favored, they would need to win the game by more than 5.5 points to cover the spread. Alternatively, the Mavericks could win outright or lose by less than five points, and they would cover the spread.
Generally speaking, teams that exceed expectations over the course of the season — like the Grizzlies did last year — are better against the spread.
- 2021-22 Grizzlies Against the Spread Record: 52-29-1
How to Bet Grizzlies Over/Unders
Have an angle on whether you believe a game will be especially high- or low-scoring? That’s where Over/Unders come in, which allow you to bet the Over or Under on a game’s projected combined scoring total.
Let’s say that Memphis is facing off with Dallas. The projected scoring total in this game might be somewhere around 231.5 points. If you take the Over, you’re saying that there will be 232+ points scored. If you roll with the Under, you’re saying that 231 points or less will be scored.
Injuries and other factors can play an especially large role in Over/Under betting, so it’s always good to stay on top of the latest injury reports and news regarding each team in a given matchup.
- 2021-22 Grizzlies Over/Under Record: 42-36-4