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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.
|18||Belinelli, Marco||SG||6-5||210||03/25/1986||12||No College|
|77||Carroll, DeMarre||SF||6-8||215||07/27/1986||10||Vanderbilt; Missouri|
|---||Eubanks, Drew||PF||6-10||245||0||Oregon State|
|11||Forbes, Bryn||SG||6-3||190||07/23/1993||3||Cleveland State; Michigan State|
|8||Mills, Patty||PG||6-0||180||08/11/1988||10||St. Mary's (CA)|
|1||Walker IV, Lonnie||SG||6-5||205||12/14/1998||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|---||Weatherspoon, Quinndary||SG||6-4||207||09/10/1996||0||Mississippi State|
|4||White, Derrick||PG||6-4||190||07/02/1994||2||Colorado-Colorado Springs; Col|