Basketball betting fans have been treated to a fantastic debut of the 2009 NBA odd Draft class. There has been a surprising number of first-players step up and have a major impact on the sports betting lines and with just a dozen games or less left in the NBA wagering season the race for the Rookie of the Year award is still up in the air.
Not surprisingly all the leading candidates for the ROY award have hit a wall in the second half of the NBA odds season and have seen their stats dip of late. Still, this is a group of talented players that will be making headlines in the basketball betting for years to come.
In the minds of most NBA betting experts Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings is probably going to be the Rookie of the Year. His all-around stats have been better than any other first year player in the NBA wagering action this year and he’s also had to play a much larger leadership role that most rookies this year.
Evans leads all rookies in scoring with 18.35 pg and added 5.6 apg and 5.4 rpg. Those numbers are nearly identical to LeBron James’ rookie stats and some of the best all-around numbers for a rookie in NBA betting history.
Stephen Curry is probably the Evan’s biggest challenger for the coveted award and with 16.5 ppg and 5.6 apg he’s got a legitimate claim to the trophy. He’s also shooing 43% from 3-point range and his 4.3 rpg aren’t that shabby for an undersized SG.
Darren Collison of the New Orleans Hornets is also among the top three rookies in basketball betting (11.8 ppg, 5.6 apg) and has an outside shot at claiming the NBA betting Rookie of the Year Award. But for all intents and purposes Evans looks like the this year’s NBA rookie of the Year and it looks as if he’s got a very bright future in basketball betting for years to come.