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Good news for Spurs, bad news for Cooper Web site offers odds on anything under the sun


Good news for Spurs, bad news for Cooper Web site offers odds on anything under the sun
With a heat wave upon us, NBA summer leagues gearing up and baseball nearing the All-Star break, fans can't wait to see how their favorite team and players will fare once the cooler weather arrives.

Analysts at BetUs.com, an online sports wagering entertainment Web site, provides a breakdown of Texas' professional sports landscape from an odds perspective.

Here goes:

The San Antonio Spurs are the most likely to win a championship, followed by the Rockets, Texans and Astros. The Dallas Cowboys are most likely finish with the best winning percentage, while the Spurs are picked to finish with the most individual awards, followed by the Rockets, Astros and Texans.

The Astros' Cecil Cooper is the manager/coach most likely to be fired, while the Spurs' Greg Popovich is the most likely to win coach of the year.

"We're looking at the pro sports landscape in Texas, and it's competitive here," BetUS.com spokesman Reed Richards said. "We provide an inside glimpse on how the numbers line up. Here's what you can expect in the months to come."

Tony Romo is a split to throw over/under 26 touchdowns. Ian Kinsler is tabbed to lead the Texas Rangers in home runs.

Roy Oswalt is a favorite to be traded before the deadline and Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn are split between who will be an Astro longer. Odds on Jerry Stackhouse being a Maverick on opening night are split, while owner Mark Cuban is likely to receive a fine exceeding $50,000 this season, and Jason Kidd is the favorite to be the Mavs' starting point guard.

Tony Parker is the odds favorite to lead the Spurs in scoring and Tim Duncan is expected to average over 19 points. Tracy McGrady is a split to be a Rocket on opening night while Yao Ming is a split to play 64 games or less.

The Dallas Stars are a favorite to make the playoffs, and Marty Turco is split between over/under .900 save percentage.

Steve Slaton is split over/under 1,249 yards rushing for the Texans, and Andre Johnson is split between 1,375 yards receiving.

"It's certainly not a shot in the dark," Richards said. "We evaluate players, trades and previous history to come up with the odds. We're usually pretty accurate."

larry.young@chron.com


Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website: http://www.foxsports.com
Added: July 3, 2009

 

 
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