NBA Betting News - San Antonio Spurs G Manu Ginobili Out 2 Months

October 1, 2008 - San Antonio Spurs G Manu Ginobili will miss the first month of the NBA regular season after undergoing surgery on his left ankle. Head coach Gregg Popovich has said that his all star guard may miss 20-25 games of the regular season to recover from ankle surgery. Ginobili hurt the ankle in the NBA playoffs against the Phoenix Suns and aggravated the injury during the Olympics. Manu Ginobili had a career year in 2007 winning the sixth man of year award while averaging 19.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

From a betting perspective, the Spurs were killer on 2nd half spread with Ginobili coming off the bench and spurring 2nd comebacks especially at home. Bettors will want to examine how the 2008 Spurs bench is able to come back from 2nd half deficits. The initial feeling is to fade for the 1st ten games as the Spurs are aging rapidly with a weaker bench.

NBA Future Odds - To Win Western Conference

Los Angeles Lakers +125
San Antonio Spurs +400
Utah Jazz +600
Houston Rockets +750
Phoenix Suns +800
Dallas Mavericks +1200
Portland Trail Blazers +1600
Denver Nuggets +3000
Golden State Warriors +4000
Los Angeles Clippers +3000
Minnesota Timberwolves +6000
Sacramento Kings +10000
Oklahoma City +10000
Memphis Grizzlies +15000

The LA Lakers are the preseason favorite to win the Western Conference at +125 odds meaning that for every $125 bet will payout $125. The San Antonio Spurs have the second best odds at +400 to win the Western Conference.

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