James Harden

  • James Harden has +141 odds to make over 2.5 three-pointers.
  • There are +233 odds on James Harden to score 25+ points and for Philly to win the game.
  • James Harden has +158 odds to record 10+ assists and win the game.

PHILADELPHIAJames Harden is suiting up for the Philadelphia 76ers for the first time since the trade went down with the Brooklyn Nets. There was speculation that Harden was not going to make his debut tonight, however, he is a full go against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday Night.

Going into the game, the Sixers are going in as 3-point favorites on the spread. Although betting on the game line could be enjoyable, legal betting sites also have player props specifically focused on James Harden and how he will do in his Philly debut.

James Harden Total 3-Pointers Made

Total Three-Pointers Made – James Harden

  • Over 2.5 +141
  • Under 2.5 -186

Although the over is listed with longer odds, Harden is more than capable of catching fire from deep and unloading well over 2.5 three-pointers. Since the start of 2022, Harden has gone Over 2.5 threes in a game nine times. While this may not seem like much, it is worth noting that on the Nets, he was surrounded by some of the leagues best three-point shooters in Kevin Durant, Joe Harris, Patty Mills, Kyrie Irving, and others. That said, he did not have to worry about shooting three points as much.

In his situation with the Sixers, in order to acquire Harden, they traded away one of their best shooters in Seth Curry. That being said, he is not surrounded by shooters as he was in Brooklyn. In fact, he averages more three-pointers attempted per game this season than any player currently on Philly. With that, getting in on the Over with longer odds could turn out profitable.

James Harden To Score 25 Points And Philly Win

James Harden To Score 25+ Points, 76ers Win

  • Yes +233

There is no doubt that James Harden is one of the most consistent and explosive scorers in the NBA and can put up points at will. While he is averaging less than 25 a game this season at 22.5, he has started to pick things up in recent games. In the 23 games Harden has played in 2022, 11 of them have come at 25 points or more.

Something else to keep in mind is that the Timberwolves have allowed a high scorer of 25+ points in five of their last seven games in which they lost three of those five games.

Backing up these odds, even more, is that in the two previous debut games that James Harden has played before, he has not only won both games, but he has gone for 25+ points both times. In 2012 during his debut with the Houston Rockets, Harden went for 37 points and Houston won the game 105-96. Last season with the Nets, Harden went for 32 points as Brooklyn won the game 122-115.

James Harden To Record 10+ Assists And Philly Win

James Harden To Record 10+ Assists, 76ers Win

  • Yes +158

Moving over to similar NBA odds, here Harden would need to record 10 or more assists and also lead the 76ers to win. Harden has been on a tear in assist totals this season as he is averaging the second most assist per game this season at 10.2 per game.

Harden has been scorching the assists also in his last 11 games having gone over 10 assists in nine of those games.

Like his scoring in his debuts Harden also shares the wealth as in his two debut games prior, he went for 12 assists with the Houston Rockets and 14 assists with the Brooklyn Nets.

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