Spurs Gain Steam, Undervalued as Reigning Champs

The San Antonio Spurs have gathered momentum in the Western Conference as of late, and they’ll need it if they plan to claw their way to the top half of the playoff bracket. Although the reigning champion squad is 9/1 to win another title, they’re seventh place in their conference as we go to press. This year’s San Antonio roster is similar to the one that beat the Miami Heat in last year’s championship, but despite their impressive season record of 39-23, they’re not covering the majority of their matches (27-33-2 ATS). Having won the West in the past two seasons, the Spurs often find themselves getting stuck with big spreads. This year, with power forward Tim Duncan turning 39, the Spurs have shown splashes of potential. They enjoyed an eight game winning streak in November and are on a five game winning streak as we go to press. They won their match against the Chicago Bulls on March 8, covering as a 10-point favorite in San Antonio. Next, they’ll host the Cleveland Cavaliers at 9:30 PM ET on March 12. Cleveland is 40-25 SU and 31-34 ATS.