Ja Morant

  • Ja Morant is favored to win the Most Improved Player award with -500 odds.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have +2800 odds to win the NBA Finals.
  • The Grizzlies have +1000 odds to win the Western Conference Finals.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies have been on an absolute tear in the 2021-2022 season and the case for them to make a strong push at an NBA Championship is well and alive. The Grizzlies currently have the third-best record in the entire NBA at 41-19. They are also the best team against the spread at a 40-20 record.

With that, the Grizzlies’ futures odds on legal online sportsbooks are offering tremendous value at this point in the season. With that, action should be taken on them before they shift even more than they have.

Memphis Grizzlies Futures Odds

  • NBA Championship: +2800
  • Western Conference Championship: +1000
  • Southwest Division Championship: -1500

When looking for the answer to the Grizzlies success this season, it starts with Ja Morant and what he has done this season in becoming one of the elite players in the league.

Morant’s Role

This season, Morant is breaking out with 26.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 5.8 rpg, and 1.2 spg. With those numbers, he has drawn significant interest in the NBA odds for both the MVP and the Most Improved Player.

While Morant’s odds to win the MVP are not near the caliber of Joel Embiid (+120), it is worth taking note that his odds are still in the top-5 which alone speaks volumes about his performance.

As for his odds to win the Most Improved Player, he is the odds on favorite by a landslide at -500 odds. His numbers have spiked across the board going from 19.1 ppg to 26.8 ppg, 4.0 apg to 5.8 rpg, and 0.9 spg to 1.2 spg. His assist numbers did slip a bit from the 7.4 he averaged last season, however, his improvements certainly overshadow that.

For those that are quick to discredit Morant’s value to the Grizzlies, it is worth noting that since entering the league in the 2019-2020 season, the Grizzlies record has improved each year.

Looking at their past seasons, those who bet $100 on every Grizzlies moneyline in Morant’s rookie season would’ve profited $1,424. In 2020-21, $100 would’ve made $455. In the current season, the profit margin has surpassed 2020 and 2021 with a $1,790 margin with 22 games still remaining. The total profit on Grizzlies moneyline odds during Morant’s three years in the league up until now comes out to $3,725.

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