NBA betting odds: Spurs are the team to beat in Western Conference

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San Antonio is back atop the betting odds menu in Western Conference betting. They open against the Houston Rockets.

Bettors and experts keep waiting for age to catch up to Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs, but after posting the NBA's best regular-season record of 62-20 SU, it hasn't happened yet. The Spurs are a 3/2 favorite to win the tough Western Conference with the first-round kicking off on Saturday.

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers - Game 1 on Saturday in Los Angeles

This looks to be one of the first round's most exciting matchups between two great young offensive teams. Since 2012, Golden State (28/1 to win the championship) is 7-4 SU and ATS against the Clippers (9/1).

The home team won every game in the four-game season series this year. The total has gone OVER in seven of the last nine games between these two teams. [ Matchup Stats ]

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - Game 1 on Saturday in Oklahoma

With Russell Westbrook sidelined in the postseason last year, the Oklahoma City Thunder (4/1) went 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS against the Memphis Grizzlies (66/1). The Thunder get a shot at redemption this postseason after going 3-1 SU and 2-1-1 ATS against Memphis during the regular season.

The Grizzlies are 5-0 SU and 3-1-1 ATS over their last five games. [ Matchup Stats ]

Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs - Game 1 on Sunday in San Antonio

In addition to finishing with the conference's top seed, the San Antonio Spurs (3/1 to win the championship) landed a favorable first-round matchup against the Dallas Mavericks (66/1).

San Antonio is 13-2 SU and 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games against the Mavericks, including a current 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS run. [ Matchup Stats ]

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets - Game 1 on Sunday in Houston

Portland (40/1) ended the season on a 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS run, but couldn't jump Houston (20/1) for homecourt advantage in this series. This appears to be a good draw for the Rockets, who are 9-3 SU and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games against the Trail Blazers.

The total has gone OVER in each of the last seven games between Portland and Houston. [ Matchup Stats ]

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