2022 NBA Scoring Leader Odds: Bradley Beal Favored Over Stephen Curry, Luka Dončić

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Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal.

2022 NBA Scoring Leader Odds

Odds via DraftKings

Bradley Beal+250
Stephen Curry+500
Luka Dončić+500
Damian Lillard+675
Joel Embiid+750
Zion Williamson+950
Giannis Antetokounmpo+1000
Trae Young+2500
Jayson Tatum+2500
Zach LaVine+2500
Donovan Mitchell+3000
Kevin Durant+3000
Devin Booker+3300
Anthony Davis+4000
Collin Sexton+4000
Kyrie Irving+4500
Karl-Anthony Towns+5000
James Harden+6000
De'Aaron Fox+6000
LeBron James+7500
Kawhi Leonard+8000
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander+10000
Nikola Jokić+10000
Jaylen Brown+10000
Paul George+10000
Anthony Edwards+15000
Julius Randle+15000
CJ McCollum+15000
Khris Middleton+15000
Brandon Ingram+15000
Klay Thompson+20000
Jerami Grant+20000
DeMar Derozan+20000
Michael Porter Jr.+20000
Jamal Murray+20000
Ja Morant+20000
Domantas Sabonis+20000
Nikola Vucevic+20000
Russell Westbrook+20000
Pascal Siakam+20000

Bradley Beal fell just short to Stephen Curry for the 2021 NBA scoring title, but the current Washington Wizards guard is the betting favorite to get it done next season.

According to odds released this week at DraftKings, Beal (+250) is ahead of Curry (+500) as the favorite to lead NBA in scoring next season. Curry won the honor in 2021 by averaging 32 points per game; Beal was second at 31.3 points per contest.

The two were a tier ahead the rest of the league, as Damian Lillard was almost two points per game behind at 28.8 this past season.

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In theory, the return of Klay Thompson and possible additions to the team through either a trade of James Wiseman and draft picks — or the actual selection of impact rookies — could cut into Curry's shot attempts.

Meanwhile, the Wizards don't have as many mouths to feed with Beal and Russell Westbrook carrying most of the load.

And, of course, there's the chance Beal is traded.

Lillard (+675) is fourth on the board behind Beal, Curry and Luka Dončić at +500 odds. Dame scored 30 points per game during the 2019-20 campaign, but that wasn't enough to top scoring leader James Harden's 34.3 points per game. Dončić was sixth in points per game this season.

Harden joins Brooklyn teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving further down the oddsboard. Durant has the best odds of the three at +3000, followed by Irving (+4500) and Harden (+6000) on the list. Irving was ninth in scoring this season with 26.9 points in 54 games. Only Joel Embiid (+750 odds) played in fewer games than Irving out of those in the top 10 in scoring.

Zion Williamson (+950) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (+1000) are the only other players 10-1 or better before a big drop off to Trae Young at +2500 odds.

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