NBA Southwest Betting Lines

The NBA’s Southwest Division was established during the 2004-2005 season when the NBA expanded from 29 to 30 teams with the addition of the Charlotte Bobcats. As of 2015, the five teams in the division are the: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs have the most division titles. The excellence of the Texas teams followed by the resurgence of the Grizzlies and Pelicans makes this division one of the strongest in the NBA. [+]

In 2014-2015, all teams in the division qualified for the playoffs, a feat done only twice within the last 30 years of the National Basketball Association history.

Odds On NBA Southwest Games

Here’s the schedule for the Southwest division. We also listed the betting odds from sportsbooks and we update the scores regularly. Bookmark this page to keep track. 

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FT Cleveland Cavaliers 120 - 129 Warriors +340 -303 Odds

NBA Southwest Scores And Standings

Keep updated with the division (and the whole league) with this nifty widget below, which not only tracks win-loss records but also points scored (+) and points scored allowed (-).

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 82 53 29 8857 8641 0.646
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 82 51 31 8762 8417 0.622
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 82 31 51 8556 8857 0.378
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 82 28 54 8400 8867 0.341
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 82 20 62 8673 9225 0.244
EC - Central Division
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 82 51 31 9048 8787 0.622
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 82 42 40 8497 8512 0.512
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 82 42 40 8618 8636 0.512
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 82 41 41 8435 8400 0.500
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 82 37 45 8309 8401 0.451
EC - Southeast Division
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 82 49 33 8953 8805 0.598
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 82 43 39 8459 8529 0.524
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 82 41 41 8460 8373 0.500
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 82 36 46 8601 8585 0.439
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 82 29 53 8288 8827 0.354
WC - Northwest Division
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 82 51 31 8258 7935 0.622
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 82 47 35 8741 8679 0.573
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 82 41 41 8851 8894 0.500
4 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 82 40 42 9161 9119 0.488
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 82 31 51 8657 8748 0.378
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 82 67 15 9503 8549 0.817
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 82 51 31 8911 8559 0.622
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 82 32 50 8430 8748 0.390
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 82 26 56 8575 9139 0.317
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 82 24 58 8831 9293 0.293
WC - Southwest Division
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 82 61 21 8637 8047 0.744
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 82 55 27 9458 8985 0.671
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 82 43 39 8239 8199 0.524
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 82 34 48 8556 8728 0.415
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 82 33 49 8029 8269 0.402

Bet On NBA Southwest Games

You can bet on the Southwest Division through a variety of sportsbooks but you will likely play the money line. This is where you bet the outright winner of a game. Each team will have a price either as a favorite (minus) or underdog (plus). The favorite is expected to win and likewise, the underdog is expected to lose. A -200 favorite indicates a $200 bet is needed to profit $100 and a +200 underdog nets a profit of $200 for a $100 bet. There are plenty of other ways to bet and we cover some below.

Only room for the best: since its creation in 2004, the division has been one of the best and most competitive in all of pro sports. The Southwest Division has produced at least three playoff teams for every year but one from its first year to 2016. In seven instances, it produced four playoff teams and in 2014-2015, saw all five of its teams qualify for the playoffs with four of the five teams finishing with at least 50 wins.

Model of excellence: despite the cutthroat nature of the division, the San Antonio Spurs have managed to win the majority of the division’s titles and have only finished outside the top two once in 2015 where they were one-win shy. The division is usually very competitive but 2015-2016 marked an instance where it was a one-team show as the Spurs won 87.5 percent of its division games (14-2 record) en route to setting a franchise record of 67 wins while the next best teams were 25 games behind.

Spread ‘em out: betting on teams straight up in the money line may sometimes be too lucrative so try the alternative option in the point spread. What this does is even out the field between the underdog and favorite by giving them a set number of points to “cover”. For instance, a spread of -13.5 indicates the team has to win by more than 13 points while a spread of +10.5 means the team cannot lose by more than 10.