The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs have scuffled to start the 2017-18 NBA regular season. The Warriors have not started like they finished their 2017 championship campaign. Golden State cruised through the playoffs last season with a 16-1 straight-up and 11-5-1 against-the-spread marks. Odds to Win 2018 NBA Championship (November 2, 2017).
Despite the two clubs slow starts the Warriors remain -200 favorites to claim the 2018 Association title. The Spurs opened at odds of 15-to-1 back in April and while they ride a three-game losing streak have been updated to 12-to-1 odds to win the ’18 championship.
With the depth, talent and chemistry on the Warriors squad it is unlikely injuries will diminish the team’s overall record at season’s end. The same can’t be said for the Spurs.
The BleacherReport.com published an article that quoted Manu Ginobili stating he didn’t believe the Spurs would come out of the 2017-18 gate in good form. “San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili doesn’t think his team is going to come out firing to start the 2017-18 season. We are not going to start full throttle,” Ginobili said Wednesday, per Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com. “We’re not going to start as ready to compete as in previous years. But we’ll figure it out.”
After missing the preseason the Spurs have yet to have the services of All-Star Kawhi Leonard (quadriceps) and point guard Tony Parker is still recovering from his ruptured quad he suffered in last season’s playoffs.
South Point Race and Sportsbook‘s updated Odds to Win 2018 National Basketball Association title:
Odds to Win 2018 NBA Championship (November 2, 2017)