Spurs' NBA Odds Puts Them Ahead In The West Betting Scenario

Kevin Stott

Thursday, December 24, 2015 4:09 PM UTC

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 4:09 PM UTC

Let’s take an updated look at the Western Conference Futures Odds and see if there is anything we can do in betting the Big Two and come up with the most logical NBA pick.

A Lonely Futures Book Marketplace With Only One Seemingly Decent Bet With Any Percived Value In It...
All is well in the National Basketball Association with MVP Stephen Curry (31.8 ppg, 6.8 apg, 5.4 rpg) and the league champion Golden State Warriors (26-1, 17-9-1 ATS) having just one Loss and the Philadelphia 76ers (1-29, 11-18-1 ATS). So the NBA’s historic 70th Regular Season once again seems like it’s a three-team race and the Western Conference again seems like a two-team race between Draymond Green (14.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg) those aforementioned Warriors (-110) to win NBA Championship, Bovada) and genius Head Coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs (+190, NBA odds) who are off to a sparkly, yet quiet because of the Warriors massive shadow 24-5 start—including a perfect 16-0 SU mark at Home at the AT&T Center in San Antonio—and with new piece PF LaMarcus Aldridge (15.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg), can definitely knock off the Warriors in a theoretical Western Conference Finals series if they can find a way to get one of the Splash Brothers to stop splashing. Anyway, here are the updated Futures Book odds from Online sportsbook Bovada for the Western Conference—the companion Eastern conference piece has already been published and can be found here at Sportsbook Review—and there is not much new to report since the last update except maybe the fact that Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and their Oklahoma City Thunder (+800 to win NBA Championship, Bovada) are now priced at +525to win the West—up from +450—have switched places (third spot) with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers (+1600 to win NBA Championship, Bovada). The Clippers are now out to +1000 to win the West (Bovada) as sports bettors and oddsmakers alike have lost some respect for the Clippers (16-13 SU, 10-16-3 ATS). Here are the latest (Jan. 25) Western Conference odds from Bovada.


Western Conference (Last Updated odds)
Golden State Warriors -110
San Antonio Spurs +190
Oklahoma City Thunder +525
Los Angeles Clippers +1000 
Houston Rockets +4000
Dallas Mavericks +4000
Memphis Grizzlies +2800
Utah Jazz +15000
Phoenix Suns +60000
Minnesota Timberwolves +200000
Sacramento Kings +12500
Portland Trail Blazers +15000
New Orleans Pelicans +15000
Denver Nuggets +20000
Los Angeles Lakers +300000


Western Conference Also-Rans Very Disappointing As Chasm Between Warriors-Spurs & Pack Widens
Like we analyzed in last month’s NBA Championship Futures Book odds update assignment here, as far as any Value here in this marketplace, there only seems to be one logical spot, and for now, the price is right and when thinking about backing this particular team in this particular niche marketplace in the coming 2016 months of January, February, March, April and possibly May, there’s little chance the odds will be any better. And we’re obviously talking about Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and the consistent San Antonio Spurs (+300 to win NBA Championship, Bovada), who at that current +190 (down from +240 last update) to win the Western Conference. It theoretically (from this far distance) comes down to: can the Spurs realistically beat the Warriors in a 7-game series with Golden State likely ending up with that slight Home-court advantage by virtue of their record-pacesetting SU Record (27-1)? And with Head Coach Popovich knowing this probability from six months away and the addition of former Trail Blazer Aldridge giving the Spurs a nice, big (6-11, 240) strong body to give Old Man Duncan some protection and to try to match up (maybe) with the Warriors’ Green in the West Finals, grabbing +190 with San Antonio now seems prudent as champions plays as a team and have deep Rosters and believe and this club gets checkmarks in all of those boxes. With a starting unit of C Duncan, PF Aldridge, underrated superstar SF Kawhi Leonard (47.2% from 3-Point Land, Curry 45.3%), SG Danny Green and PG Tony Parker and some wonderful, intelligent depth in players like veteran Manu Ginobili (10.4 ppg, 3.5 apg, 2.9 rpg), Patty Mills (8.6 ppg), Boris Diaw (5.9 ppg), David West (5.5 ppg), Kyle Anderson, Matt Bonner, Boban Marjanovic, Reggie Williams, Jonathon Simmons and Ray McCallum with which to work. If anyone is going to stop the Warriors from repeating as NBA Champions this season, it will obviously have to be the Spurs as our NBA pick.

NBA Western Conference Future Pick: San Antonio Spurs +190 at Bovada

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