Russell Westbrook is not running away with the league-lead in triple-doubles now that he is in Houston.
In fact, he is not even currently in the top three. Thanks to DraftKings, bettors now have the opportunity to wager on Westbrook’s total triple-doubles this season and on the league leader at the end of the year.
LeBron James is a slight -105 ‘chalk’ to finish at the top of the list. James has recorded 12 triple-doubles so far this season, which puts him in a tie with Dallas’ Luka Doncic for the league-high.
Doncic is +105 to finish with the most this season. He has played seven less games (44) than James (51), but has still produced a dozen triple-doubles. James’ total is set at 19.5, with the ‘over’ juiced to a -143 price. Doncic has standard -110 juice on his ‘over/under’ of 18.5.
Denver’s Nikola Jokic is +400 to lead the NBA by the end of the season. He has played in 55 games and has recorded 11 of them this year. Jokic’s total is 17.5, with the ‘over’ at -134.
Westbrook is slated as a 20/1 longshot after only notching eight triple-doubles so far. He poured in 34 last season with Oklahoma City, but his role has changed since moving to Houston.
Westbrook is not even expected to reach the halfway point of his total from last year, with DraftKings setting the number at 13.5. He has not had one since Jan. 20 in Houston’s small-ball lineup.
Ben Simmons (50/1) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (100/1) are also offered, but are unlikely candidates. Simmons has six triple-doubles, while ‘The Greek Freak’ has four. DraftKings set Simmons total at 9.5, while Antetokounmpo’s over-under is 6.5.
However, Simmons is coming off back-to-back triple-doubles against Chicago and the Clippers before the All-Star break. He missed the 76ers’ overtime home win over Brooklyn last night.
He’ll go for his third consecutive stat-stuffer Saturday at Milwaukee.