San Antonio
Spurs
Stadium AT&T Center
48-34 Overall | WESTERN 7th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southwest Division111.7110.0
Schedule
Preseason
Sat  10/5
vs
Orlando
8:30pm
Tue  10/8
@
Miami
7:30pm
Sun  10/13
vs
New Orleans
4:00pm
Wed  10/16
@
Houston
8:00pm
Fri  10/18
vs
Memphis
8:30pm
Regular season
Wed  10/23
vs
New York
8:30pm
Sat  10/26
vs
Washington
8:30pm
Mon  10/28
vs
Portland
8:30pm
Thu  10/31
@
Los Angeles
10:30pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 3 teams with 50/1, 2% odds to win the championship. If futures lines were not heavily juiced, the Spurs would be a good betting value. Their 1.8% chance to win the championship (based on simulations) is #12 in the league. They are a good bet to win the West at 30/1, 3.2%. Their sim chance is 4.4%. The Spurs are averaging 46.3 wins per sim which is essentially the same as their futures line of 46.5 wins. At -275 the Spurs are a good value to make the playoffs with a 85.7% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 11/2, 15.4%. They win the division in 26.6% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #7 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on last season's game odds they 'should have had' 45.5 wins. Their 48-34 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. They were solid against the spread going 43-38-1 for (+120 profit). They went over 43 times and came in under 38 times. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the New York Knicks. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (STRENGTH): This is an above average shooting team with a true FG% of 57.1% (#7 in League). The team shooting has declined to 54.2% in their last 7 games. They average 111.7 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 110.8. On the road they average 110.5 (109.6 expected), and at home 112.8 ppg (112 expected).

DEFENSE (AVERAGE): They are an average defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 55.6 true FG% (#15 in League). They allow 110 pts per game vs an expected value of 109. They are allowing 114 (110.7 expected) on the road, and at home 106 ppg (107.4 expected).

REBOUNDING (ABOVE AVERAGE): They are slightly outrebounding opponents by +0.8 per game (#10 in league).

TURNOVERS (BELOW AVERAGE): They have an average turnover margin of -0.1 per game (#14 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by DeMar DeRozan who is projected to be the #11 Guard. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
12 Aldridge, LaMarcus PF6-1126007/19/198513Texas
18 Belinelli, Marco SG6-521003/25/198612No College
77 Carroll, DeMarre SF6-821507/27/198610Vanderbilt; Missouri
10 DeRozan, DeMar SG6-722008/07/198910USC
--- Eubanks, Drew PF6-102450Oregon State
11 Forbes, Bryn SG6-319007/23/19933Cleveland State; Michigan State
22 Gay, Rudy SF6-823008/17/198613Connecticut
3 Johnson, Keldon SF6-621110/11/19990Kentucky
--- Lyles, Trey PF6-1023411/05/19954Kentucky
7 Metu, Chimezie PF6-1022503/22/19971USC
8 Mills, Patty PG6-018008/11/198810St. Mary's (CA)
5 Murray, Dejounte PG6-517009/19/19963Washington
25 Poeltl, Jakob C7-023010/15/19953Utah
1 Walker IV, Lonnie SG6-520512/14/19981Miami (Fla.)
--- Weatherspoon, Quinndary SG6-420709/10/19960Mississippi State
4 White, Derrick PG6-419007/02/19942Colorado-Colorado Springs; Col