Kyle Kuzma’s Assists Pay Off For Bettors in Lakers Loss to Pelicans (March 23)
Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma's unselfishness on the court Tuesday night didn't just reward his teammates. Plenty of bettors cashed in, too.
Kuzma, starting for the injured LeBron James, finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds, but it's his seven assists that paid off for bettors.
FanDuel Sportsbook posted Kuzma's odds to get at least six assists at +2500 (bet $100 to win $2500) on Tuesday. It was hardly a sweat as Kuzma recorded three assists in the first quarter and registered his sixth assist with 22 seconds left in the first half on a Kentavious Caldwell-Pope three. He tallied his seventh assist for good measure in the fourth quarter.
One bettor tweeted out a screenshot of his $500K parlay which included the Kuzma prop, but he wasn't the only one.
$500 same-game parlay hits for $49K 🤯 💰
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) March 24, 2021
Another bettor didn't quite hit $50,000, but he'll take over $16,000.
Stimulus check? Nope, just another Kuzma winner.
— Bobby Baccalieri burner acct (@spunchbobshits) March 24, 2021
Kuzma averages just 1.4 assists per game on the year, although he did finish with six assists in his last start on Sunday against the Suns. Before that game, his season-high assists in a game was four, which he accomplished twice.
The Lakers lost the game 128-111 without James and Anthony Davis in the lineup.