NBA gambling handicappers do respect San Antonio as a solid veteran team that contends each season and also as a team that can bring value with the NBA gambling odds.
Last year San Antonio won 50 games and paid out a total of 44 times while upsetting number two seed Dallas in the first round of the playoffs in a NBA betting surprise.
While the Spurs have not won the world championship since 2007 and their core roster is aging though is still enough there to consider them a leading threat to take the Western Conference IF the Los Angeles Lakers encounter disaster.
Tim Duncan will be entering his 13th NBA season on the job with the Spurs and was the team’s leading scorer last year with almost 18 points per game.
Last year he joined the elite fraternity of Hakeem Olajuwon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in NBA history to compile 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 2,000 blocks, and 3,000 assists for a career.
Guard Tony Parker is another key NBA betting online asset for the Spurs that finished with 16 points per game. His back court partner Mano Ginobili averaged 16.5 points per game and returns for an 8th season.
The big announcement that has caused plenty of excitement with Spurs fans and intrigue with handicappers was the signing of Brazilian big man Tiago Splitter, who will be made the heir apparent to Tim Duncan’s center spot.
It took a lot of effort and coin for the Spurs to get Splitter and he will be a welcome addition to the team and for its quest at another title run.
Gregg Popovich has proven to be one of the best and most respected head coaches in NBA gambling and is one of the reasons why so many handicappers are hesitant to ever write off the Spurs. Popovich is one of the rare commodities in the NBA that has proven to have longevity at one spot and he commands complete respect from his players.
While San Antonio is not the class of the Western Conference they can step in if the Lakers slip and are certainly a potential bargain on the board.