NBA Regular Season Scoring Leader Odds, Predictions, Picks
- We’re taking a look at the big prize, the regular season scoring title!
- Last year’s winner was Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
- Going into this season, Bradley Beal is the favorite to win the scoring crown!
2022 Regular Season Scoring Leader Odds
Odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook.
|Player||Team||20-21 PPG||20-21 Total Points ||Odds|
|Bradley Beal||Washington Wizards||31.3||1878||+300 |
|Luka Doncic||Dallas Mavericks||27.7||1830||+450 |
|Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors||32.0||2015||+500 |
|Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers||28.8||1928||+700 |
|Joel Embiid||Philadelphia 76ers||28.5||1451||+800 |
The regular-season scoring title is the crown jewel of statistical accomplishments for NBA players. Some of the greatest to ever play the game have won the scoring crown, showing its value and impact on the game.
Last year’s scoring leader was Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. While the Warriors weren’t particularly successful as a squad, Curry’s individual brilliance was still enough to push them into the Play-In.
Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards opens this season as the favorite to win the scoring crown. But reigning champ Curry, Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard, and Sixers big man Joel Embiid are sure to put up a fight.
WSN’s Pick – (G) Bradley Beal (WAS) (+300)
Beal has been in the running to win the scoring crown for a while now. With the Wizards now fully under his command, the hot shooting All-Star will have every opportunity to fill up the points column on the stat sheet. He’s talented, young, and can score from every position. This is Beal’s year.
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2022 Regular Season Scoring Leader Predictions
Let’s take a look at the favorites to be this season’s scoring leader!
(G) Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards (+300)
— NBA (@NBA) August 31, 2021
- Three-time All-Star (2018, 2019, 2021)
- Career 22.0 point per game scorer.
- 31.3 points per game in 2020-2021.
An absolutely fantastic scorer, Bradley Beal is rightly at the top of many lists to take the scoring crown this year. The three-time All-Star finally gets to run his own team and he’s sure to take the opportunity to establish himself as one of the NBA’s best ever scorers.
Beal was close last season, finishing second in the league in scoring with 31.3 points per game in 63 games played. Now without Westbrook in the backcourt, Beal’s usage projects to be higher than ever.
On paper the Wizards are weaker than they were in years past. With Beal though, they may be more balanced as a whole – which they hope will lead them to success. As the undisputed number one option, Beal is the obvious favorite to win the scoring title.
(G-F) Luka Doncic – Dallas Mavericks (+450)
— NBA (@NBA) February 7, 2021
- Two-time All-Star (2020, 2021).
- Career 25.7 point per game scorer.
- 36.0% usage in 2020-2021.
Luka Doncic has been in the league for just three seasons, but he’s already established himself as one of the best scorers in the NBA. The primary playmaker for the Dallas Mavericks, Doncic has every opportunity to create for others, or himself.
Doncic is coming off of a season where he averaged 27.7 points per game. While the Mavericks struggled in the playoffs, it wasn’t due to Doncic’s scoring ability. The Slovenian guard is an electric scorer who can only be limited by what he decides to create for others.
In terms of scoring, Doncic could be right there with Beal at the end of the season. However, as the Mavericks try to integrate Porzingis and others into the offense, Doncic’s scoring is likely to suffer.
(G) Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors (+500)
Stephen Curry highlights? Stephen Curry highlights.
ROLL THE TAPE 📼 pic.twitter.com/l4hAaoAC6S
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 9, 2021
- Two-time Most Valuable Player (2015, 2016)
- Career 24.2 point per game scorer.
- Career-high 32.0 points per game in 2021.
The reigning scoring leader in the NBA, Stephen Curry took full advantage of a season where his Golden State Warriors had far from their full complement throughout the season.
Curry’s shooting is what opens up the entire Golden State Warriors offence, whether he is working on or off the ball. After a season where he scored 32 points per game, the Warriors will likely be more focused on sharing the offensive load.
With the return of Klay Thompson, Curry’s scoring rate is likely to drop. He’s still the first option on the team, but operating as playmaker will take priority.
(G) Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers (+700)
— NBA (@NBA) November 9, 2019
- Six-time All-Star (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).
- Career 24.7 points per game.
- 28.8 points per game in 2021.
Damian Lillard is one of the most dangerous scorers in the NBA. As a point guard he has full control over his team’s offense, a privilege he uses to empower his shot-making ability.
Lillard is coming off of a season where he averaged 28.8 points per game on 45.1% shooting from the field. Of course, his three-point shooting is also dangerous as he converted on 4.1 three-point field goals per game.
Boasting one of his most balanced rosters ever, Lillard has weapons in himself, McCollum, and Powell to drive the Blazers’ offence. He’s sure to still score at a high rate, but the talent around Lillard is enough to limit him from true contention for the scoring crown.
(C) Joel Embiid – Philadelphia 76ers (+800)
CAREER-HIGH 49 POINTS FOR JOEL EMBIID 🔥 pic.twitter.com/hpvsQ6EOLD
— ESPN (@espn) February 20, 2021
- Four-time All-Star (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
- Career 24.8 point per game scorer.
- Career-high 28.5 points per game in 2021.
Joel Embiid finds himself as the only center in the top five favorites to win the scoring title in 2022. He has all of the ability to take the scoring crown, but initiative has always been his issue.
The Cameroonian big man is the most dominating physical presence in the NBA. He can score inside and out, as shown by his 51.3% field goal percentage and 37.7% three-point percentage.
Embiid’s durability will make or break his ability to challenge for the scoring title. He is yet to play a full season in the NBA, now coming off of back-to-back 51 game seasons.
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