Gambling sports handicappers now concede that the Spurs are once again one of the top Western Conference playoff contenders with the sports gambling odds. San Antonio may be a veteran gambling sports commodity, but that veteran experience is very well what might make them a dangerous team with the sports gambling odds both down the stretch and in the sports betting post season.
San Antonio had a gambling sports record of 27-18 straight up and 23-21-1 against the spread. The Spurs best gambling sports role has been that of a favorite as they have gone 20-14-1 against the board when laying points. The Spurs have also been a reliable gambling sports commodity as a host with a mark of 15-12-1 against the spread.
San Antonio has proven to be one of the better balanced teams in the NBA as they ranked 10th overall for team scoring and 7th overall for team defense and points allowed. The Spurs were in a close gambling sports race with the Dallas Mavericks for first place in the Southwest Division.
Their most impressive recent gambling sports payout was a dominating 105-85 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on January 12 as 3.5-point home favorites. If there was any gambling sports doubt about the Spurs ability to compete against the best teams in the NBA it was erased, profoundly!
Veteran superstar Tim Duncan had 25 points in the win over the Lakers along with 13 rebounds. Duncan led the Spurs in scoring with an average of 20 points per game. He also led in rebounds with just under 11 boards per game. Duncan recently surpassed the 20,000 point mark for his career.
The 33-year old big man will again see action in the NBA All Star Game at Dallas. The Spurs will be facing their toughest stretch of the 2010 schedule with a brutal eight game road trip from February 3 through February 21 that will include stops at the Portland Trailblazers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Denver Nuggets.