Saturday, October 23, 2010

For Entertainment Purposes Only

I neither encourage nor moralize about wagering on sporting events so I pass along the following 2010-11 NBA player props from in the spirit of "My, that's interesting to ponder" rather than "Hold on a minute, what's the limit on -115 for Joe Johnson scoring fewer than 21.3 points per game?"

Player must play in 20 games for wager to have action.

Points per game

Joe Johnson over/under 21.3
Jamal Crawford over/under 17.7
Josh Smith over/under 15.7
Al Horford over/under 15.0
Marvin Williams over/under 11.0

Rebounds per game
Al Horford over/under 10.3
Josh Smith over/under 8.0

Assists per game
Joe Johnson over/under 5.3

Odds to win the 2010-2011 NBA Scoring Title
Joe Johnson 20/1

Odds to win the 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year
Jordan Crawford 30/1

There are some team props as well.

Hawks wins in 2010-11
over/under 46.5 (the over is -125, the under -105)

Hawks to win...
Southeast Division 12/1
Eastern Conference 25/1
NBA Championship 50/1

Hypothetically, here's my card:

Joe Johnson under 21.3 PPG (-115)
Jamal Crawford under 17.7 PPG (-120)
Josh Smith over 8 RPG (-115)
Houston to win Southwest (5/1)
New Orleans to win Southwest (11/1)
Portland to win the West (12/1)
Portland to win the NBA Championship (30/1)
Orlando to win the NBA Championship (13/1)
Cleveland over 30.5 wins (+100)
Golden State over 30.5 wins (-140)

Pretend wagers. There's no greater rush.

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1 comment:

Bronnt said...

That is interesting. I'd definitely take the under on Jamal scoring 17.7 and the over on Marvin at 11.0. I'm not sure I'd take the under on Joe Johnson, though-ideally, his usage will slightly go down and his efficiency will slightly go up, and I suspect his points remain fairly stable.