After watching Phoenix Suns superstar shooting guard Devin Booker post the first triple-double of his career in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, now is a great time to look at our NBA specials odds surrounding Russell Westbrook and LeBron James in the BetUS online sportsbook.
Westbrook, who is currently a member of the Washington Wizards, but is rumored to be on the move this offseason, potentially, to the Los Angeles Lakers, is the NBA’s undisputed “triple-double” king. In 2016-17, the mercurial floor general became the first player since the legendary Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 to finish the regular season by averaging double digits in scoring, rebounds, and assists.
James has never finished an entire season averaging double figures in all three categories but has come relatively close to doing so on more than one occasion, including this past season. With Westbrook on the back half of his polarizing career and James nearing the completion of his, we’ve got some fun-filled NBA odds on each player and their respective quests for triple-double success in 2021-22. Let’s get down to business.
How Many Triple Doubles Will Westbrook Record in 2021-22?
Over 38½ Triple-Doubles +110
Under 38½ Triple-Doubles -150
Analysis: The oddsmakers have done a phenomenal job in setting this figure. In the four seasons Westbrook has averaged a triple double, he’s recorded, on average, 38.1 triple-doubles per season. This past season, Westbrook finished with 38 triple-doubles in 65 games or once every 1.71 games. However, Westbrook has only topped 38 triple-doubles once in his career. Play the percentages and go with the Under.
Pick: Under 38½ Triple-Doubles
How Many Games Will it Take For Westbrook to Reach 200 Triple-Doubles?
Over 27½ Games -130
Under 27½ Games -110
Analysis: Go with the Over here. In the four seasons, Westbrook has averaged a triple-double for an entire season, the former UCLA superstar has averaged a triple-double once every 2.15 games. With 184 career triple-doubles, Westbrook will need approximately 32 games to reach 200 for his career.
Pick: Over 27½ Games
How Many Triple Doubles Will James Record in 2021-22?
Over 10½ Triple-Doubles -130
Under 10½ Triple-Doubles -110
Analysis: James finished the 2020-21 campaign with six triple-doubles in 45 games, but the future Hall of Famer will turn 37 years old during next season and clearly showed he was aging by this season’s end. The Under is easily the smart pick here.
Pick: Under 10½ Triple-Doubles
What Milestone Will Be Achieved First?
LeBron James 100 Career triple-double -700
Russell Westbrook 200 Career triple-doubles +400
Analysis: With 99 career triple-doubles, you can expect James to get one more sometime around the LA Lakers’ 15th game at most. If his career form holds true, Westbrook will need about 32 games to record the 16 triple-doubles he needs to reach 200 for his career.