2017-2018 NBA Previews – Spurs Odds
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San Antonio Spurs Season Preview
Head Coach: Gregg Popovich
2016-17 Record: 62-21
Spurs Odds to NBA Title: +1200
Spurs Odds to Win Conference: +600
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This team looks almost the same as last years team that finished second in the standings in the Western Conference.
They should be right up there again this year, and no one would be surprised if they were the champions come next June.
San Antonio Spurs Strengths:
The biggest strength for the San Antonio Spurs is the fact that they are the San Antonio Spurs. Their culture is different then anywhere else in the NBA and that has been what allowed this team to have success year after year even after new players come and go.
This team is truly a team. Almost everyone has bought into the fact that they need to play team first basketball and they can’t worry about the stats.
Even though these players have a team first attitude they have all kinds of talent all over the roster led by the MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard.
Although he might miss the first couple weeks of the season I would expect him to at least be in the top five of the MVP voting.
He is one of the best two way players in the league, and as good as he is on offense he might even be a better defensive player.
Last year he averaged 25.5 points per game and 5.8 rebounds. I would expect him to take another step forward this year, and for those stats to even get better.
LaMarcus Aldridge also seems more bought into the team first strategy that the Spurs employ and I think that they will include him in the offense more.
When he is on he is a star, and they are going to need that type of play from him this year.
The other big strength for this team is the way Popp rests the players. He knows when to give players games off and he doesn’t care who’s mad about it.
San Antonio Spurs Weaknesses:
The biggest weakness for this team might be at the most important position, the point guard. Tony Park is getting older and seems to be injured more.
Patrick Mills is more of a back up point guard but he will be the one running the show this year. At times this year I think missing a really good point guard is going to cost them a few games.
This team also isn’t going to be super athletic which could really hurt their chances when they play the likes of the Warriors, who are a very athletic team.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Prediction: 54- 28
Vegas has set the over/under at 54.5 for this team and i think they will be right around that total. It’s really hard to predict wins and losses for this team because Popp doesn’t seem to care a lot about regular season wins. He plays to make sure the team is healthy for the playoffs.
I think they will still be top three in the Western Conference once the playoffs roll around, but once they get to the playoffs they will struggle.
The Western Conference is a very athletic conference and with that being a weakness for the Spurs I think they are going to really struggle at times.
They will be bounced in the playoffs by the Thunder, Rockets or Warriors. I am not sure which one but whichever one of those three teams they play first will be who they are eliminated by.
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