- Brooklyn Nets All-Star James Harden has -135 odds to finish with under 10.5 assists vs. the Memphis Grizzlies.
- Harden also sees -115 odds to score Under 26.5 points in the outing.
- Harden is averaging 31.2 points and 11.2 assists in his last 10 outings.
NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets host the Memphis Grizzlies and all eyes are on Brooklyn All-Star James Harden’s point and assist totals for the game.
Harden is averaging 31.2 PPG and 11.2 APG over the last 10 outings. The Beard is also coming off of four consecutive 30+ points 10+ assist games.
James Harden over his last 4 games:
34 PTS – 12 REB – 13 AST
33 PTS – 14 REB – 10 AST
39 PTS – 8 REB – 15 AST
36 PTS – 10 REB – 10 AST pic.twitter.com/41jm2Dxixq
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) January 2, 2022
Despite his strong performances recently, however, online sportsbooks are projecting harden to slow down, with the Under favored for his points and assists.
Over/Under – Assists James Harden (BKN)
- Over (10.5) +104
- Under (10.5) -135
Harden is second in the league in assists, averaging 9.9 APG. At home, harden is bringing in 9.5 APG in 15 games this season and has finished with more than 10 assists in seven of the last 12 outings for Brooklyn.
Harden’s primary matchup on the night will likely be Ja Morant, and in the three games they have faced one another, Harden is averaging just five assists. This could likely be why NBA sportsbooks are giving the Under such short odds.
Interestingly enough, however, is that Harden is averaging 38.3 PPG against the Grizzlies guard yet sportsbooks are still giving the slight edge to the Under.
Over/Under – Points James Harden (BKN)
- Over (26.5) –112
- Under (26.5) -115
Harden is only averaging 22.8 PPG this season, but he has been on an offensive explosion recently. During this stretch, harden is averaging 35.5 PPG in the last four outings.
The All-Star dual guard is coming off of a 34 point night against the Los Angeles Clippers who have a defensive rating of 106.4 this season. The Grizzlies defensive rating is 108.9.
Memphis recently gave up 37 points to the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James, 30 points to the Phoenix Suns Devin Booker, and 46 points to the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry. All-Star caliber players can score against this defense.
Harden only needs to score 27 points for this betting line to hit, and his recent scoring output suggests he is more than capable of hitting the Over.
Harden faces Memphis starting at 7:30 p.m EST on the YES Network and NBA TV.
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