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Who will lead the 2022 NBA Finals in assists?

We go over the odds on DraftKings Sportsbook to lead the NBA Finals in assists.

2022 NBA Playoffs - Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors during Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals on May 26, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
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The 2022 NBA Finals get underway this week as the Golden State Warriors will welcome the Boston Celtics at Chase Center for Game 1. The Warriors got past the Mavericks fairly easily in the Western conference finals in five games, while the Celtics took the series all the way to Game 7 against the Miami Heat. Game 1 is set to tip Thursday, June 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

With the Finals getting started in a few days, we’re looking at the odds for series leader in assists.

2022 NBA Finals assists leader odds via DraftKings Sportsbook

Assists leaders odds

Player Odds
Player Odds
Draymond Green +105
Stephen Curry +300
Marcus Smart +300
Jayson Tatum +425
Jaylen Brown +3500
Al Horford +3500
Jordan Poole +6500
Derrick White +8000

Draymond Green leads the pack, opening at +105 ahead of this week’s action as he’s been averaging 6.3 assists per game throughout the playoffs. Stephen Curry and Marcus Smart both have averaged 6.2 per game, while Jayson Tatum sits at 5.9 so far. Green averaged 7.0 apg throughout the regular season, though his output in that column seemed to diminish as the season went on. Still, the Dubs were fifth in the league overall in assists through the regular season, averaging 27.1 apg as a team. They lead the league in the postseason, as that number went up to 28.3 assists per game throughout the first three series.

Best bet: Stephen Curry (+300)

This may not be everyone’s first pick but for a guy who will be making a run at his first-ever NBA Finals MVP award, it doesn’t seem so far-fetched. Curry turned up the heat in the Western conference finals, averaging 7.4 assists per game and dishing out at least eight in the final three games of the series. He’ll look to build on that momentum in the Finals as he goes up against guys like 2021-22 Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart. Jayson Tatum averaged 7.3 assists per game in the first round against the Nets, but his assists production has fallen off since then, as he averaged 5.4 against the Bucks, and 5.6 against the Heat.

I’m leaning towards Curry to finish as the assists leader and it’s not a bad situation given that he’s sitting at +300, making the bet all that more enticing.

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