Most Points Per Game NBA Odds: Has the King Returned?

Megan Rochester

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 3:49 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 3:49 PM UTC

One of the best ways to increase the profit in your NBA betting ticket is by acting on appealing odds in the Props market. Join us as we focus in on Points per Game top contenders.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are finally pushing past the .500 wins mark with a 22-20 record. Many fans clung to the glimmer of hope still alive for this Cavs team, and what they have been dreaming about since September could potentially becoming a reality.  

The Cavs finally showed up to play on Monday, showing no mercy on the 4th ranked Eastern Conference Chicago Bulls squad with a 108-94 victory and stamping their Cleveland logo back on the Eastern Conference title race.  However, with that being said, the Bulls played with two of their top-dog players on the bench, and the Cavs caught them in a weak moment. The Bulls are still projected as one of the most competitive teams in the East, and time will tell if this Cavaliers team can really compete with the Bulls full roster as they take them on again in a month’s time (February 12th).


Has The King returned?
It’s also starting to look more like the LeBron show in Cleveland we've all been anticipating since the beginning of the season. Is LBJ getting sick of losing and finally taking a step away from his “team player” mostly passive mentality? Come on. We all knew it was only a matter of time before the beast would break out of his cage.  

In his four games since the return of his back-strain injury, he’s averaging 31.7 points per game. It’s a great start for his offensive side of the ball, but LeBron and Co. have a long way to go before they will be considered a threat to Eastern Conference powerhouses like the Atlanta Hawks and the Toronto Raptors.


LeBron vs. Odds
Could this mean we should be looking at him as our futures NBA pick for the player to take the most  points per game this season? I’m just not so sure we can be confident about that yet. His odds for most points per game have skewed quite a bit throughout the season. He started out with 400 in June, then jumped up to the 200 mark in September, then drifted back down to a very low 900 in November, and now, in January, has reached his highest odds of the season at 175.

He’s been Cleveland’s top scorer in the last few games, but he has also given up a lot of points in the process. In the last 4 games, he’s shooting an abysmal 62 percent from the free throw line, a mediocre 52 percent from the field and 29 percent from behind the arc.

Let’s compare that to his superior in the Most Points Per Game Betting Odds standings, No. 1 ranked James Harden. In his last five games, Harden has scored an average of 29 points (with the highest points scored being a whopping 45 pts) shooting three-point bombs at .500 percent, .844 percent from the free-throw line and .57 percent from the field goal range.

It’s a hot race between LeBron and Harden, and as of right now, the rest of the potentials seem to really drift away from the two leaders. Here’s a look at the current Most Points Per Game Betting Odds.

1. James Harden: 100

2. LeBron James: 175

3. Kevin Durant: 800

4. Russell Westbrook: 1200

5. Carmelo Anthony: 1600

6. Anthony Davis: 2000

7. DeMarcus Cousins: 2500

8. Lamarcus Aldridge: 2500

9. Stephen Curry: 2500

10. Kobe Bryant: 2800

11. Blake Griffin: 6600

12. Dwayne Wade: 10000

13. Damian Lillard: 15000

14. Chris Bosh: 20000

15. Klay Thompson: 20000

16. Kyrie Irving: 20000

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