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Overview

One of the most simple NBA wagers you can make all season is on the NBA Scoring Leader of the year. The premise of the award is fairly straight forward – the player who proves to be the top scoring player in the league, wins the award. There is no panel of judges or voters like the other awards, the player with the highest points per game average wins.

You may be thinking, shouldn’t this be determined by total points? Which ultimately makes the most sense, but this was changed to represent consistent scoring abilities. Players that are known to be top scorers on their teams or in their division in general will be listed as contenders.

Players who tend to have high point totals or are well-known scoring threats like James Harden tend to be favorites to win the Scoring Leader award, but that is not always the way the season pans out. While there are superstars on the odds list, you may not see a favored player win, whether that be to a scoring slump, injury, or any other factors.

The NBA Top Scorer award winner will accumulate their points through free throws and field goals, racking up the points consistently through the season. In terms of records, Wilt Chamberlain’s 4,029 point season, 50.4 point per game record still has yet to be beat (1961-1962). However, that record was set when total points were still the end-all, be-all of the award selection.

No present-day player has come close to beating that record. James Harden is the only active player with a record of 2,822 points and 34.8 points per game average in 2018 – the only one who came remotely close to Wilt Chamberlain. Not surprisingly, Michael Jordan holds the record for most NBA Top Scoring titles with ten and is tied with Wilt Chamberlain for most consecutive titles with seven.

Steph Curry is the most recent recipient of the NBA Scoring Leader award, who totaled 2,105 points and 32 points per game in 2020-2021.

How to bet on NBA scoring leader online

When it comes to betting on the NBA Scoring Leader, it’s quite simple. You will want to place a futures wager on the player you believe will win the honor outright. While futures betting is a bit different than regular game betting, you will need to make sure you keep an eye on player performances throughout the season and their past records.

To place your bet, you will want to choose the player you believe will win the award. Next, you will want to check that the odds are going to help you win a big payout. The lower the number, the bigger the favorite, the bigger the number, the bigger the underdog. A favored player might have odds in the negative, or low 100’s, and an underdog has odds in the thousands or tens of thousands.

Betting on the NBA scoring leader odds isn’t the most popular betting option as it isn’t unpredictable. Once a player starts performing and scoring consistently each game, you will want to lock in your wager as their odds will reflect their performances after each game. There won’t be much fluctuating unless a few players are neck in neck.

When there isn’t unpredictability the odds get to be very matter of fact, so you want to lock in your NBA Scoring Leader wagers early in the season for the best value! You can always cash them out if your player slumps. If you’re ready to bet on the NBA Scoring Leader, head to the sportsbook and get started.

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NBA SCORING LEADER FAQS

You can bet on the winner of the NBA Scoring leader honor at BetUS Sportsbook.
You can bet on NBA Scoring Leader odds easily by selecting the player you believe will win the NBA Scoring Leader honor.
The favorite to win the NBA Scoring Leader honor in 2022 is Kevin Durant.
The odds list will be released early in the season, and once the players begin scoring and getting in their groove, you will see the odds lean toward the most likely candidate.
Bet early. You will see the odds are their most competitive at the beginning of the season. Once a player starts to be consistent in scoring, you will see a huge shift in the odds on that specific player and the value of the betting option will diminish.
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