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San Antonio Spurs Odds to Make NBA Playoffs Have Them as a Long Shot Following the All-Star Break

Zach Brunner
Odds to make the NBA Playoffs have DeMar DeRozan and the Spurs missing out on the action.
Odds to make the NBA Playoffs have DeMar DeRozan and the Spurs missing out on the action. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images
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When the season began, it was expected to be a mediocre season, at best, for the San Antonio Spurs. However, they have improved their play and now sit at 23-31, just five games out of the eight seed in the NBA Western Conference playoffs.

Spurs Odds to Make Playoffs

The Spurs were expected to be slightly below average when the season began, but those expectations were lowered quickly, when San Antonio got off to a 4-12 start.

However, the Spurs picked up their play when 2020 began, and now have +500 odds to make the playoffs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. They are five games back from the young Memphis Grizzlies, who currently sit at eighth in the Western Conference standings. Aside from Memphis, the Spurs are expected to be competing with the Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans for the final playoff spot, which is why the Spurs' odds are as long as they are.

The Spurs are a good mix of veterans and youth, with the vets being the clear leaders. DeMar DeRozan (23.0 points per game) and LaMarcus Aldridge (19.1 points per game) are responsible for most of their offense, and they will need to shoulder even more of the load should the Spurs make the playoffs.


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