Memphis Grizzlies NBA Championship Odds 2022-23

The current Memphis Grizzlies NBA championship odds are . Many basketball fans don’t realize how close Memphis was to an NBA Championship last season. If Ja Morant hit the game-winning layup against the Golden State Warriors in Game One and didn’t get hurt in Game Three, the Grizzlies would have likely advanced to the Western Conference Finals. In that case, Memphis would have quickly taken care of the Dallas Mavericks and advanced to the Finals against Boston. While that scenario requires several events to have played out differently, it still is a solid exercise to show how close the Grizzlies were. Check out their current odds below to win the NBA Championship!

Memphis Grizzlies NBA Championship Odds & Futures 2022-23

Odds for the Memphis Grizzlies are available in the table below. The different futures you can bet on include the Grizzlies’ odds to win the NBA Championship, Western Conference, Southwest Division, and the number of wins they will get during the 2022-23 NBA season.

Memphis Grizzlies Warriors NBA Championship Odds & FuturesOdds (Updated February 2023)
2023 NBA Championship Odds
Western Conference Winner Odds
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Regular Season Win Total Odds
Odds To Reach Playoffs

Memphis is widely projected to regress slightly after a massive, overachieving season in 2021-22; however, I’m not entirely sold on that. The return of Kawhi Leonard to the Clippers, plus added depth with Norman Powell and Robert Covington, make them a difficult team to outperform, along with the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns. Still, this team proved that they could hang with the best teams in the NBA, and if they continue to grow and build chemistry, a championship could be in their future.

Reasons Why Memphis Grizzlies Can & Can’t Win NBA 2022-23 Championship

Strengths

  • Youth/Hunger: The Grizzlies are one of the younger teams in the NBA, with all five starters in their 20s. The oldest player in the starting lineup is Steven Adams at 29; the next closest is 26-year-old Dillon Brooks. Jaren Jackson Jr, Desmond Bane, and Ja Morant are all 24 or younger. Last year, during the regular season, the Grizzlies announced they would be around for a long time by securing the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. Even though they lost to Golden State in the Western Conference Semi-Finals, they were not that far from making a potential title run. This team is hungry and loves to compete, so anything can happen.
  • Depth: Memphis has bench depth that few other teams possess, starting with its backup point guard, Tyus Jones. Jones averaged 8.7 points, 4.4 assists, 2.4 rebounds, and just shy of a steal in roughly 21 minutes per game; his shooting split at the end of the season was an impressive 45/39/82. More impressive was Jones’s outrageous 6.4 assist-to-turnover ratio, which was over one assist better than the next closest player in the league. Additionally, the Grizzlies will have Ziaire Williams, Brandon Clarke, and Xavier Tillman coming off the bench. Those guys have playoff experience, even garnering starts in the postseason last year. Williams had a fantastic rookie season, and if he continues to improve on his shooting and ball-handling, he could be the X-Factor for this Grizzlies team.
  • Defense: An impressive season for the Grizzlies was headlined by superstar Ja Morant and their team defense. The Grizzlies finished third in defensive efficiency and 11th in opponent effective field goal percentage (eFG%) and opponent three-point percentage (3P%.) Additionally, they ranked first in the NBA in blocks per game behind Jaren Jackson Jr’s intimidating interior presence. Between Dillon Brooks, Desmond Bane, and Ziaire Williams, Memphis will also have plenty of perimeter defense this season.

    Weaknesses

    • Injuries: Injuries are the biggest concern for the Memphis Grizzlies. In their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, they lost Ja Morant to a knee injury in Game Three, and he didn’t return. If he didn’t get hurt, the series likely would have been more competitive, and who knows how far they could have gone. Now, Jaren Jackson Jr will miss a few months of the NBA season with a knee injury of his own; it is not good when your two best players suffer knee injuries. If Memphis proves durable for an entire season (and postseason), it will have a chance to win the title. That’s a very big “if,” though.
        Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at Lineups.com, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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