Grizzlies And Kings With Good Value For The New Season

Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:49 PM UTC

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 6:49 PM UTC

Caesar’s Sportsbook has released their NBA Odds to make (or not make) the playoffs for all 30 teams. I’ve highlighted my three best value plays that could unlock some serious value.
<div><h2><strong>Memphis Grizzlies (Yes, +1500)</strong></h2><p>Memphis is one of those teams where things could go either way for them next season. They’ll either get off to a hot start and ride it to what could be playoff contention in 2020, or they’ll play it safe and prioritize developing Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. That could lead to a sell-off and tanking, but I think with their talent, they could threaten to make the playoffs with their young stars.</p><p>It all boils down to whether they want to keep Andre Iguodala. If so, Iggy gives them a stable veteran presence in the lockerroom with championship experience. Oh, he can also still play pretty well.<br />Combine that with Jonas Valanciunas holding down the paint and a slew of other good young role players and this team is deep and talented. I would not be surprised at all if they sneak into the eighth seed of the playoffs and at +1500, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live NBA Odds Board">it’s a very undervalued price right now</a>.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>Sacramento Kings (Yes, +400)</strong></h2><p>If we hedge off the Grizzlies a little bit, there is a much safer 4:1 play on the Kings to be made. Sacramento has a lot of good young talent and I think the sportsbooks are overvaluing the rest of the West right now.</p><p>While the Rockets, Lakers, and Clippers will be managing the loads of their stars all season, the Kings will just play. They surprised everyone last season and looked very good at times and almost made a run at the playoffs.</p><p>Now they have reloaded roster and have added some talent like Trevor Ariza to the mix as well. Now they can go 10 deep and the Kings probably have a better bench that half the league right now.</p><p>If you’re not into the gamble on the Grizzlies, <a href="" target="_blank" title="More NBA Picks">the Kings could be that team in the eighth spot</a> when it’s all over.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>Toronto Raptors (No, +320)</strong></h2><p>It’s certainly rare that a defending NBA Champ doesn’t make the playoffs the following season, but it’s happened recently in Cleveland and I think it could happen in Toronto for the 2019-20 season.</p><p>With Kawhi Leonard gone, the Raptors have a ton of guys on the last year of their deals and if things go south early or their veterans like Kyle Lowry or Marc Gasol get hurt, they could choose to sell at the deadline and tank for a top pick in the 2020 draft.</p><p>While they do have a lot of talent, it could look very different if they trade Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol, and/or Serge Ibaka at some point in the season. I think Toronto is also being a little overvalued coming off their championship in these odds, so I’m taking a swing on the no here.</p><p style="text-align:center"><br /><a href="" target="_blank" title="Join the discussion at SBR's NBA Betting Forum"><strong>Talk Basketball at SBR's NBA Betting Forum</strong></a></p></div>
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