Kobe Bryant Scoring Title Odds
He says he doesn't care about another scoring title, but you can be pretty sure that's not true.
So with Kobe Bryant needing just 38 points in a meaningless final game of the season at Sacramento, why would the odds favor him NOT succeeding?
"We were a little surprised by the line of -215 on the 'no' here because he's such an egomaniac and it's so close to his grasp," said Mike Pickett of OddsShark.com.
The yes bet is +185 (a $185 profit on a $100 wager) at Bovada.
With Sacramento possibly playing before its loyal fans for the final time as the team considers relocation options, they should be motivated to stop Bryant. Kobe has been one of their main tormentors over the years - why give him an easy ride to the scoring title?
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Kevin Durant scored 32 points in his final game of of the season, taking his average to 28.03 PPG. It would be Durant's third straight scoring crown, something that Kobe would surely like to thwart.
He has averaged 33.5 PPG in two games against the Kings this season, 31.7 last year and 35.7 PPG in 2009.
With the rest of the Lakers starters resting, expect a fast start for Kobe. If he's on fire, he'll stay - if he's cold, he'll abandon the chase and prove he was telling the truth when he said he didn't care.
Incidentally, Bovada oddsmakers think the Kings will stay in Sacramento, making the 'yes they will stay' line -140 and the 'no they will move' line is +100.