The ancient San Antonio Spurs are just four quarters of quality basketball away from reaching the second round of the basketball betting playoff competition in the 2010 NBA post season. Just one more win and grey beards like Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and the other geriatric –at least in NBA betting terms- players on the Spurs squad can ice their aching bones and rest before a round two NBA playoff betting matchup in the Western Conference.
The team just has to beat the supremely talented Dallas Mavericks in the Game 6 of their NBA playoff betting series, something much easier said than done.
But to the surprise of many NBA odds makers and sports betting fans the Spurs have already beaten the highly favored Mavs 3 times in this basketball betting series and if they can beat the Mavs once more in the friendly confines of San Antonio the Mavs will be golfing next week while the Spurs continue down their path towards a 5th NBA betting title in a little over a decade.
Coach Greg Popovich just might be the most underrated coach in NBA betting history. Only a handful of coaches have ever won one NBA Finals betting title, let alone 4, yet you never hear his name mentioned in the online betting sites and radio talk shows when the talk turns to the greatest coaches in NBA odds history.
No matter, he has team playing red-hot at just the right time of year and basketball betting fans have every reason to expect the Spurs to win this game. After falling into a 3-1 hole the Mavs bounced back with an emphatic win in Game 5 of this NBA betting playoff series in Dallas.
But the city of the Alamo is no easy place to pick up a road win in the NBA playoff betting action and the Spurs are so savvy and have so much basketball playoff betting experience that’s it difficult to imagine them letting this game slip away. Tony Parker is finally finding his stride after missing time with an injury (18 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists in Game 5) and if scores 20 or more points the Spurs cruise into round two of the NBA postseason betting action.