Kobe Bryant smiling as he prepares to crush the over on his Bovada points per game odds. - Stephen Dunn
A look at the player stat projections from Bovada for the Los Angeles Lakers, and a few other miscellaneous tidbits of interest.
Ah, it's that time of the year again. A time for families to gather 'round their computers for some wholesome fun over on Bovada to look at all of the bets they can place together on the NBA. Now that the "bigger" odds have been released (the Lakers are at 5/2 odds to grab the championship behind the Heat's 11/5), the miscellaneous player props and stats odds have been unleashed upon the masses. Here are a few that you might find of interest.
Los Angeles Lakers
Total Points Per Game - Kobe Bryant
Over/Under - 25.5
Total Points Per Game - Dwight Howard
Over/Under - 19.5
Total Rebounds Per Game - Dwight Howard
Over/Under - 12.5
Total Points Per Game - Pau Gasol
Over/Under - 16.5
Total Rebounds Per Game - Pau Gasol
Over/Under - 9.5
Total Points Per Game - Steve Nash
Over/Under - 13
Total Assists Per Game - Steve Nash
Over/Under - 10.5
Will James Harden be a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder for game 1 of the 2013-2014 Season?
Yes - (1/3)
No - (2/1)
Total Points Per Game - Andrew Bynum
Over/Under - 21
Total Rebounds Per Game - Andrew Bynum
Over/Under - 11
Will Andrew Bynum be a member of the Philadelphia 76ers for game 1 of the 2013-2014 Season?
Yes - (1/5)
No - (3/1)
Personally, I think putting Kobe at 25.5 points per game seems a bit high, considering he put in 27.9 last season before the duo of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard were wearing a Lakers uniform, but that just goes to show the belief that the game may come easier to him despite getting less touches.
So, what do you think about these odds? Which ones stand out? Do you think James Harden and Andrew Bynum are staying put?