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Stephen Curry and James Harden are deadly from beyond the arc, which is why it makes plenty of sense that the oddsmakers are already backing the two point guards to potentially lead the NBA in 3-pointers -- just one game into the season.


After solid performances from three in their season debuts, Curry and Harden find themselves as the two favorites to lead the NBA in 3-pointers made during the 2018-19 regular season, according to FanDuel Sportbook.

This should come as no surprise to even the most casual basketball fan. Curry and Harden are two of the most dangerous sharpshooters in the NBA. And it doesn't look like that reputation will be fading for either player, based on the fact that Curry nailed five from deep and the Harden hit three from beyond the arc in their respective first games of the season.

For perspective, Harden led the league last season with 265 treys. There were seven other players that hit for three than Steph, who ended the year with 212 3-pointers. That list includes Paul George (244), Kyle Lowry (238), Kemba Walker (231), Klay Thompson (229), Damian Lillard (227), Wayne Ellington (227), and Eric Gordon (218).

While Harden led the NBA in 2017-18, Curry had the most threes in three of the last five seasons. No matter who you take in this bet, players throughout the league will keep making it rain night in and night out.


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