In 937 career games, Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook has failed to score at least one point just twice.
That’s just .2% of the games in his 11-year career.
Think the future NBA Hall of Fame inductee can avoid a rare single-game drought in Saturday’s road game against the Indiana Pacers?
If so, you could score a quick $25 with the latest DraftKings VA “No Brainer Boost” promotion.
A no-brainer play on Russell Westbrook
There’s no such thing as a sure thing in Virginia sports betting. But this no-sweat bet on Westbrook is about as close as it gets.
The Wizards (30-36), who are on an 11-3 streak, are ending the 2020-2021 NBA season on a run. And Westbrook is a big reason for that. He’s averaging a triple-double (21.9 points, 11.9 rebounds and 11.3 assists per game) this season, and he’s failed to reach double digits in points just once (he scored nine).
So, for Saturday’s Wizards-Pacers game (7 p.m., NBC Sports Washington), Westbrook seems like a pretty sure thing.
All you have to do is log into your DraftKings account and look for the “No Brainer Bets” special market. After you opt in, you can wager up to $25 at +100 odds.
If Westbrook scores at least 0.5 points (or, in other words, one point), your bet wins.
A few notes, though: The No Brainer Boost promotion isn’t valid for live bets, parlays, free bets, cash-out bets or voided bets. Additionally, each DraftKings customer is limited to one bet in the special market.
Games when Westbrook didn’t score
Barring an early-game injury or some other fluke, Westbrook should, obviously, have ample opportunity to score.
He’s the centerpiece of the Wizards offense, and he’s 13th in the NBA in field goal attempts per game (18.8).
You also have to dig pretty deep into the record books to find the few games in which Westbrook went scoreless:
- March 21, 2010, at Indiana: 0 points in 17 minutes
- Jan. 13, 2016, vs. Dallas: 0 points in 15 minutes
Both of those games came while Westbrook was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, this season, which is his first year with the Wizards, the 2016-17 NBA MVP has never really been at serious risk of scoring no points.
Additionally, Westbrook has been especially effective against the Pacers. In his two games against Indiana this year, the 32-year-old is averaging 24.5 points, 17.5 rebounds and a staggering 22.5 assists per game.
Washington postseason odds
With six games left in the season (as of Thursday), the Washington Wizards’ NBA playoff hopes are on life support.
Not only do the Wizards need to win, but they need some division rivals to suffer a string of losses. Even then, though, the math might just not work.
That’s why the NBA futures bets for the Washington Wizards all have astronomical odds.
At DraftKings, for example, the Wizards are +12000 (120-1) to win the Eastern Conference and +25000 (250-1) to claim the 2021-2022 NBA Championship.
Indiana, meanwhile, is also on the bubble. So this weekend’s Pacers-Wizards game could have some extra fireworks as both teams try to sneak into the postseason.