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Opening Day NBA Betting Notes

Here are sports betting news and notes for opening night
of the NBA


Portland head
coach Nate McMillan said he will not announce his
starting five until tipoff claiming the media
attention would make it a distraction for the players. They brought in Steve
Blake to compete with incumbent Jarrett Jack.
Most importantly, Martell Webster has a tremendous preseason averaging
17.7 points per game while shooting 58 percent from the field.

Sportsbooks has
the Spurs as a 13.5 point favorite with a total ranging from 189 to 189.5. With
injuries to Jacque Vaughn and Beno Udrih, rookie Darius Washington will be the only point
guard on the Spurs bench.

The Spurs are 19-7 ATS in the head-to-head meeting, with
the home team covering 6-of-8.


Golden State
is a 3.5 point favorite at BetUs
with a total of 214.5. Jazz backup small forward Matt Harpring is a game time decision. Because of the California
wildfires causing cancellation of the preseason game to the Lakers, Golden
has played once in the last
11 days.

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The Lakers are without second leader scorer from last year
Lamar Odom.

NewBodog has Houston
as a five point road favorite with a total of 195.5. The Lakers Kobe Bryant is
probable with a sprained right wrist. Houston
has a new coach, the much more offensive minded Rick Adelman.
The series has been close, last year each team won twice, each winning in
overtime in Tinsel Town.

The Lakers have covered 9-of-13 in the series.

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