San Antonio Spurs: 7-2

Someday, the Spurs will probably be too old. They’ll succumb to injury. Today is not that day, and Manu Ginobili smirks at you for thinking it may be. Unconcerned with a year-older core and how the Spurs have never repeated as champs, oddsmakers have bestowed the West’s best odds upon Gregg Popovich and friends. And…

Indiana Pacers

Vegas Over/Under: 31.5 Fromal’s Record Projection: 30-52 The Bet: lean although Prevent under Spoiler alert: Losing Paul George is a big thing. According to NBA Math’s total points added (TPA) metric, the haul–if you can call it that–brought back couldn’t quite match his production during the 2016-17 season. Whereas the superstar small forward ended with…