2016-17 NBA Betting: Who will lead the NBA in Points, Rebounds, and Assists?

2016-17 NBA Betting: Who will lead the NBA in Points, Rebounds, and Assists?

Several teams held media day yesterday, and for some teams the preseason will kick off this weekend. Just in time for the start of preseason, Irish sportsbook Paddy Power posted odds for various season leaders, including points, rebounds, and assists.

This offseason we have highlighted multiple NBA prop bets, including win totals, Divisional Odds, Rookie of the Year Odds, MVP Odds, and Conference Championship Odds.

The tables below display the odds for league leader props at BetOnline and Paddy Power.

Points

PlayerBetOnline (10/19)Paddy Power (9/27)
Russell Westbrook+200+220
James Harden+250+230
Kevin Durant+550+550
Stephen Curry+600+600
DeMarcus Cousins+900+650
LeBron James+1200+1400
Damian Lillard+1400+1200
Anthony Davis+1600+2200
Blake Griffin+2500+1000
Paul George+3300+2200
DeMar DeRozan+3300+4000
Andrew Wiggins+4000+5000
Kyrie Irving+4000+3300
Carmelo Anthony+5000+6000
Field+1600N/A
Dwyane WadeN/A+9000
Kemba WalkerN/A+7500
Kawhi LeonardN/A+5000
C.J. McCollumN/A+9000
LaMarcus AlridgeN/A+10000
John WallN/A+10000
Klay ThompsonN/A+10000
Isaiah ThomasN/A+6000
Jimmy ButlerN/A+10000
Brook LopezN/A+10000
Karl-Anthony TownsN/A+10000
Kyle LowryN/A+10000
Reggie JacksonN/A+22500
Nikola VucevicN/A+22500
Dirk NowitzkiN/A+22500
Chris PaulN/A+22500
Ben SimmonsN/A+22500
Brandon IngramN/A+22500
Khris MiddletonN/A+50000
Gordon HaywardN/A+10000

Last year’s leader in points per game (PPG), Stephen Curry, has the fourth-shortest odds (+600) to accomplish that feat again. Oddsmakers believe that Russell Westbrook (+220) has the best chance to lead the NBA in PPG. In 2015-16, he finished 8th in the NBA in PPG, but that was with superstar Kevin Durant and forward Serge Ibaka on the team. Even with Durant and Ibaka, Westbrook was a trigger-happy shooter. Now the lone transcendent talent on Oklahoma City’s roster, Westbrook is poised to erupt on offense.

Don’t sleep on Houston Rockets guard James Harden (+230). Houston hired Mike D’Antoni—known for his “7 seconds or less” system—as head coach and he will instill a fast-paced offense onto a Rockets team that played at the 7th quickest pace last season. In D’Antoni’s scheme, Harden will see more touches and scoring opportunities.

Rebounds

PlayerBetOnline (10/19)Paddy Power (9/27)
Andre Drummond+150-137
DeAndre Jordan+225+250
Hassan Whiteside+700+550
DeMarcus Cousins+1000+1300
Rudy Gobert+1000+1300
Dwight Howard+1200N/A
Karl-Anthony Towns+1400+2000
Anthony Davis+2500+3300
Tristan Thompson+3300+9000
Field+1600N/A
LaMarcus AldridgeN/A+9000
Steven AdamsN/A+5500
Nikola VucevicN/A+6000
Kevin LoveN/A+6000
Joakim NoahN/A+9000
Julius RandleN/A+3300
Pau GasolN/A+9000
Zach RandolphN/A+9000
Draymond GreenN/A+5500
Tyson ChandlerN/A+9000
Bismack BiyomboN/A+9000
Derrick FavorsN/A+9000
Jonas ValanciunasN/A+3300
Brook LopezN/A+9000
Thaddeus YoungN/A+10000
Blake GriffinN/A+10000
Marcin GortatN/A+10000
Nerlens NoelN/A+15000
Zaza PachuliaN/A+15000
Greg MonroeN/A+15000
Paul MillsapN/A+15000
Brandon IngramN/A+22500
Ben SimmonsN/A+22500
Jared SullingerN/A+22500
Kevin DurantN/A+22500
Enes KanterN/A+3300
Kenneth FariedN/A+9000

Oddsmakers believe that Andre Drummond will lead the NBA in rebounds per game (RPG) for the second straight season. Detroit’s center grabbed 14.8 RPG last season and at only 23 years old has established himself as one of the best young rebounders in the league.

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside at +550 is worth the risk. Whiteside finished third in the league in RPG (11.8) and could see that number rise due to the losses of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Whiteside’s role will likely increase thanks to the absence of those veterans, giving him the opportunity to gather more boards while Miami’s young gunners, Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson, are free to hoist up shots.

Assists

PlayerBetOnline (10/19)Paddy Power (9/27)
Rajon Rondo+250+170
Chris Paul+300+260
John Wall+300+300
Russell Westbrook+300+210
Field+1200N/A
Ricky Rubio+1600+2200
James Harden+2000+2500
Elfrid PaytonN/A+3300
Draymond GreenN/A+3300
Stephen CurryN/A+5000
Kyle LowryN/A+5000
Damian LillardN/A+5000
LeBron JamesN/A+6600
Matthew DellavedovaN/A+6600
Mike ConleyN/A+6600
Isaiah ThomasN/A+6600
Reggie JacksonN/A+6600
Derrick RoseN/A+9000
Emmanuel MudiayN/A+3300
Jeff TeagueN/A+9000
Deron WilliamsN/A+9000
Jrue HolidayN/A+9000
Goran DragicN/A+17500
Tony ParkerN/A+17500
Kemba WalkerN/A+17500
Jimmy ButlerN/A+22500
Dwyane WadeN/A+22500
Monta EllisN/A+22500
Ish SmithN/A+22500
Kevin DurantN/A+22500
Nicolas BatumN/A+22500
Ben SimmonsN/A+9000

In the most competitive race, Chicago Bulls’ new starting point guard Rondo opens as the favorite to lead the NBA in assists per game (APG) again. Last season Rondo averaged 11.8 assists in his lone season with the Sacramento Kings and joins a Bulls team with two skilled scorers: Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade. Rondo has some serious competition in Westbrook, Chris Paul, and John Wall, but bettors may want to take a flier on Harden at +2500.

D’Antoni announced that Harden will switch positions and become the team’s full-time point guard this season, which will increase his already high usage. He’ll handle more of the ball handling duties and now has two new weapons in Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson. In my opinion, Harden is an underappreciated playmaker and D’Antoni’s system will only expose his true playmaking potential.

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Andrew Fine

Andrew is a Sports Betting Specialist for Sports Insights. He can be reached at andrew@sportsinsights.com.

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