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LeBron James Points Record Odds: When Will Lakers Star Make History?

LeBron James has scored 38,230 points in his career and is 158 points away from breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s record for the most points scored all time. The record has stood for 38 years. FanDuel is giving users the option of betting on who James will break the record against, including Jabbar’s former team, the Milwaukee Bucks.

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LeBron James Player Prop: Point Record

It may come as a surprise even to LeBron James that he could become the NBA’s leading scorer within days. Coming out of high school, James was known to be one of the greatest young passers the basketball world has ever seen. Fast forward 20 years later and with a career average of 27.2 points per game, James is 158 points away from breaking the NBA points record.

James has been on a rapid scoring pace in his last two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. His 29.9 points per game this season ranks seventh in the NBA and has helped him chase the scoring record faster than most thought. If he plays every game and maintains his scoring average, he would break the record on Feb. 7 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. You can find FanDuel’s odds for when James will break the points record below.

Jan. 31 @ New York Knicks (+20000)

James sits 158 points below the record. The first game FanDuel is taking action on is against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Many are speculating James will sit out Los Angeles’ game against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, Jan. 30, since it’s the first game of a back-to-back. James should put on a show on national television in the most storied NBA arena, but probably not enough of one to break the record.

Feb. 2 @ Indiana Pacers (+7500)

Another road game for the Lakers with the potential of a blowout has this matchup with relatively long odds. If the Lakers can get a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter, James could see his day come to an early end.

Feb. 4 @ New Orleans Pelicans (+340)

This is where it starts to get close. If James can average 30 points against the Celtics, Knicks and Pacers, he’d find himself 68 points away from breaking the record. This seems like a tall task, especially now that Anthony Davis is healthy and would want to show out against his former team.

Feb. 7 vs Oklahoma City Thunder (+120)

Los Angeles’ home game against the Thunder slots in as the betting favorite for when James will break the record. The first home game after a five-game road trip is a prime candidate for James to take over the scoring record. James would find himself just over 40 points behind the record if he can continue averaging 29.2 points per game.

Feb. 9 vs Milwaukee Bucks (+200)

The script is there: against Kareem’s former team, led by the NBA’s brightest star in Giannis Antetokounmpo and playing in Los Angeles, where Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played in college and for most of his professional career. Abdul-Jabbar broke the scoring record as a member of the Lakers on Apr. 5, 1984, and could attend the early February game that will appear on TNT.

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