Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks got here up effectively wanting their objective final season. Their commerce for Kyrie Irving was supposed to assist them compete within the Western Convention, however they wound up sliding out of the playoff image fully by season’s finish. They’ve excessive hopes for the upcoming yr as they’ll attempt to make up for the errors they made final season, and a few are contemplating them an underdog candidate to make a deep playoff run and maybe an NBA Finals look.
NBA Odds: Who Will Lead The League In Scoring In 2023-24?
“You may make an argument that these two are probably the most expert backcourt gamers to ever play collectively. EVER.” 👀
– Jamal Crawford on Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) October 18, 2023
It is going to take an impressive efficiency all through the season from each Dončić and Irving, who’re able to being the most effective participant on the ground on any given night time. If Dončić is ready to put up the numbers that he did final yr, then the Mavericks gained’t solely be in competition, however he’ll have an opportunity to be the main scorer within the NBA, as effectively.
The oddsmakers at BetOnline have launched strains concerning participant efficiency for the 2023-24 season, together with which guys would be the leaders in sure statistical classes. One of many extra intriguing wagers is which participant will lead the league in scoring for the yr, and Dončić is close to the highest.
Final yr’s factors chief, Joel Embiid, is within the prime spot with the shortest odds. He averaged 33.1 factors per recreation in 2022-23 to guide the league on his approach to the MVP award. His designation is +250, which is a considerably huge margin over Dončić in second. The Mavericks guard is coming in at +325, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander simply being him at +375. Apart from Damian Lillard, these are the three gamers who led the league in scoring a season in the past.
Bucks Have Two Gamers In The Prime-6
“I’ve by no means seen somebody double teamed on the first play of the sport. It was a shock. It’s a preseason recreation. Not a playoff recreation, not a daily season recreation, not an in-season match recreation… It’s insane.”
Giannis on Damian Lillard being double-teamed 😂
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) October 16, 2023
Talking of Lillard, he makes one among two gamers on the Milwaukee Bucks which are within the top-6 for most probably to guide the league in scoring. His new teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t far being Gilgeous-Alexander at +450.
Steph Curry didn’t play in sufficient video games to be included on a number of the scoring lists from final season, however he was capable of common 29.4 factors within the 56 video games that he did take part in. If he is ready to re-produce these numbers whereas including yet one more three pointer per recreation, then he has an opportunity to be a protracted shot winner on this specific class at +1800.