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The NBA season is right around the corner and it's time to figure out which star is going to shine the brightest.


Since basketball began, the name of the game has been scoring. Yes, it's a team sport, but there are a few athletes in the league today that lift their franchise to new heights with their ability to put the ball in the basket. The talent level in the NBA has never been higher, which means figuring out who will lead the league in points has never been harder. 


FanDuel Sportsbook has released odds on who will win the regular season scoring title, led by last year's winner James Harden.

The difficult part about the NBA is all of these players are more than talented enough to bring the title home.


What you have to look for here is an opportunity. As great as players like Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Joel Embiid are, they simply don't get enough looks due to the players around them also requiring shots. If there are too many chefs in the kitchen, you don't need to look to eat there.

Donovan Mitchell is an interesting bet, considering how he burst onto the scene last year, but he finished 25th in scoring with 20.5 points per game. He'll have to jump at least 10 points to even have a chance at the scoring title, which is why his odds are so low.

Harden is always a safe bet considering how often he gets to the line, paired with his ability to shoot the long ball, but it's players further down the list who could pay dividends. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Devin Booker (depending on his recovery from injury) could both be primed to step up with a big year, or you can look at someone who has already proven himself that now doesn't have to share the ball with DeMarcus Cousins anymore.

If you don't like Anthony Davis, the next most attractive option has to be LeBron James. He hasn't led the league in scoring since the 2007-08 season but also has had many more proven weapons around him than he currently does in Los Angeles.

It's never a bad bet to side with the King, but there are a slew of intriguing options here. 


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