San Antonio Spurs 2019-20 Betting Predictions, Odds and Expert Best Bets

Photo of the pickswise logo
Photo of Matthew Lowrimore

Matthew Lowrimore

NBA · 3 years ago

Show Bio

Matthew has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will put in the research to try and achieve this.

Best Bet – San Antonio Spurs Over 45.5 wins (-110)

Worst Bet – San Antonio Spurs to Win the NBA Championship (+6600)

To no surprise, the Spurs had another successful season in 2018-2019. They made the playoffs again as the 7th seed in the West and took the Denver Nuggets to the wire before losing in game seven in the first round. They won game one of this series, but shockingly failed to win the home games necessary to win the series. This was another early exit in the playoffs for the Spurs, as they have been bounced two years in a row in the first round.

Some notable stat lines include LaMarcus Aldridge, who led the team in scoring last season with 21.3 points per game. DeMar DeRozan was right behind him an averaged 21.2 points per game. Aldridge also led the team in rebounds per game at 9.2 per game, while DeRozan led the team in assists with 6.2 per game. Some other notable contributors are Rudy Gay, who averaged 13.7 points per game and Bryn Forbes, who averaged 11.8 points per game.

To recap the 2019 draft for the Spurs, they picked Luka Šamanić and Keldon Johnson in the first round. In the second round, they selected Quinndary Weatherspoon. Šamanić was drafted out of Europe and played for FC Barcelona B and Olimpija. Reports have said that he was evaluated by Tim Duncan, so he obviously has shown some promising talent. He is 6’11 and plays power forward. He also is only 19 years old, so he will have plenty of time to develop under one of the best head coaches of all-time. Keldon Johnson went to the University of Kentucky. He averaged 13.5 points per game under Coach Cal in his one year with the program. Weatherspoon also attended a SEC school, Mississippi State, but he attended college for four years. In his four-year career, he averaged 15.4 points per game. Both guys are guards and could help bolster an already young backcourt.

San Antonio Spurs Win Total: O/U 45.5 Wins

The Spurs easily hit this number last season, winning 48 games on the year. This was only good for the 7th in the West, so if the Spurs want to extend their streak of making the playoffs, they pretty much are required to win more than this number. They still have DeRozan an added some promising young talent. Lonnie Walker IV is looking to be ready for the season after only playing 17 games last season due to an injury. Also, note that the Spurs have been so good at home, so even if they go slightly below .500 on the road, they will still easily cover this prop.

I would lean towards the over for this prop because somehow the Spurs just always find a way to win. The last time they won less than 45 games was in 1998, so the over just feels like the better play.

Odds to make the playoffs: Yes -200, No +170

The Spurs continue to make the playoffs year after year even though they do not have the strongest lineup. They do have DeMar DeRozan, who is their leader now. They still have LeMarcus Aldridge and some other young players who are developing very nicely. The West is extremely strong in the top half, but near the bottom they are very manageable to overcome. This play is banking on the fact that the Spurs will have to beat out teams like the Timberwolves, Pelicans, Kings, an even the Thunder, who are looking to be in the early stages of a rebuild after trading away both Westbrook and George.

I would lean towards the “Yes” in this prop. Even having to lay -200, the Spurs have enough talent to sneak in as one of the lower seeds. Greg Popovich is still a Hall of Fame coach, so regardless who is on his roster, he will have his guys ready to play come this season.

Odds to win Southwest Division: +400

The main problem with this prop is the Houston Rockets are in their division. Obviously, the Rockets added Russell Westbrook making them a very dangerous team. However, we are talking about the Spurs here, who have been incredibly consistent for more than a decade now. They were within five games of the Rockets last season an even though the Rockets look like a better team, the Spurs just find ways to win. There is also the fact that the Rockets may be one of those teams that will rest their guys when the season is close to ending. Either that or the Rockets will likely have some tension in the locker room since both Harden and Westbrook are going to want the ball. Westbrook has said that sacrifices might have to be made, but it has been years since these guys have played together every night, so I just do not see them meshing as well as everyone thinks.

If you do not want to lay -250 on the Rockets, the Spurs are a decent value play to win the Southwest.   

Odds to win the Western Conference: +4000

The Western Conference has clearly improved, making the Spurs a second-tier team so to speak. They just do not have the talent to compete with the top of the West. Even though they took the Nuggets to seven games last season, the Spurs will not be a team that makes it deep into the playoffs.

Even at +4400, this would be a dumb bet given that the Clippers have Kawhi Leonard and Paul George now.

Odds to win the NBA Championship: +6600

The time for the Spurs to win another championship has passed for the time being and they will be lucky to make it into the second round of the playoffs.

Betting the Spurs to win the NBA title would not be very smart considering they have not fared well in the playoffs in recent years.

Virginia Bonuses

See All
FanDuel Sportsbook

$1,000

Get a $1,000 No Sweat First Bet

Sign up for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account and make your first deposit of $10+

Place your first bet up to $1,000!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

Must be 21+. First online real money wager only. $10 first deposit required. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable free bets that expire 14 days after receipt. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook.

DraftKings

$200

Bet $5+ on any NFL Pre-Game ML, Get $200 If Your Bet Wins

Sign up for a new account with DraftKings Sportsbook and make your first deposit

Bet $5+ on any NFL pre-game ML

Win $200 if your team wins

Offer valid for new players only. Must be 21 years or older to play. Reward paid in site credit. Full terms available at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Unibet

$100

Get a $100 Risk-Free Bet!

Register for a new Unibet account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $100 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $100

New players only. Terms & conditions apply. 21+. VA only.

PointsBet

$800

Get 4x $200 In Free Bets

Sign up for a new PointsBet account

Bet up to $200 and If you lose, you get a refund

You will receive Free Bet(s) in the amount of the losing wager(s), up to $200 each for four days.

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

Caesars Sportsbook

$1,250

Get a $1,250 risk-free bet

Sign up for a new Caesars Sportsbook account

Place your first bet of $10 or more

If your first bet loses, you’ll receive a refund up to $1,250 from Caesars in free bets

21+. Terms and conditions apply.

BetMGM

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet

Register for a new BetMGM & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

BetRivers

$500

Get Your First Bet Risk-Free Up To $500

Sign up for a new BetRivers account using promo code PICKSWISE

Make your first deposit & get up to $500 in free bets

To get $500 in free bets, wager $500

Must be 21+. Play in IA Only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS OFF

DraftKings

$100

Bet $5+ on MLB and get $100 in Free Bets Instantly!

Sign up for a new account with DraftKings Sportsbook and make your first deposit

Bet $5+ on any MLB team to win their next game

Win $100 no matter what!

Offer valid for new players only. Must be 21 years or older to play. Reward paid in site credit. Full terms available at DraftKings Sportsbook.

PointsBet

$500

Get 5x $100 in Free Bets With PointsBet's Second Chance

Sign up for a new PointsBet account

Make a bet of up to $100 and receive a refund if you lose

Get this offer once a day for the first 5 days you sign up

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

DraftKings

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account & deposit

DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit up to $1,000 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

PointsBet

$2,000

Get $2,000 in Free Bets

Register for a new PointsBet account & deposit

Receive a free bet refund up to $500 if your first fixed odds bet loses

& a free bet refund up to $1,500 if your first two PointsBetting Wager loses

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

Monkey Knife Fight

$100

Claim Instant Deposit Match up to $100 + Free $5 game

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.

Yahoo DFS

$25

Get $25 in Site Credit With Yahoo DFS When You Deposit $5!

Register for a new account with Yahoo DFS and deposit $5+

Enter a $5 DFS contest

Upon entry, you will receive a bonus $25 in credit into your account!

21+ and new players only. Full terms available from Yahoo DFS.

TVG

$200

Get Your First Single-Horse Win Wager Back Up to $200 if you don't win

Register for a new TVG account and make a deposit

Place your first single horse win-type bet up to $200

If your horse doesn't win you'll get a refund up to $300

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

TwinSpires

$200

Get a $200 Sign-Up Bonus with Twinspires Racebook!

Open your TwinSpires.com account using offer code BET200

$200 bonus cash will be credited in increments of $100 for every $400 wagered

To earn the full $200 bonus players must wager $800 within 30 days

21+. Terms and conditions apply.