LeBron James vs. Kyrie Irving: Sportsbook releases odds for matchup

By Alex Butler  |  Oct. 17, 2017 at 10:36 AM
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Oct. 17 (UPI) -- One of the world's largest online sportsbooks has released the latest prop bets for LeBron James and Kyrie Irving's opening night matchup.

BetOnline.ag revealed several interesting betting lines for the 2017 NBA season and Tuesday's 7 p.m. contest between Irving's Boston Celtics and James' Cleveland Cavaliers.

The sportsbook gives the Cavaliers a 7-2 shot at the 2018 NBA title and the Celtics an 8-1 shot at the Larry O'Brian Trophy.

The over/under for Tuesday's matchup is at 212.5. The Celtics are +3 ½ and the Cavaliers are -3 ½ on the spread.

BetOnline.ag also gave the odds for what type of greeting James and Irving will have in their first game against each other since Dec. 14, 2013. The website projects 2-1 odds for hand contact only, 4-7 for more than hand contact and 4-1 for no physical contact. The odds makers also give Irving 10-13 odds at the first field goal attempt of the season and James 11-10 odds at that accomplishment.

James has a 4-1 shot at a triple double compared to Irving's 14-1 shot at the stat line. Irving has a 10-13 shot at scoring more than 26.5 points and James is at 23-20 to net more than 28.5 points, according to the sportsbook.

In their last meeting, Irving had 19 points, four steals and three assists for the Cavaliers. James had 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. The Miami Heat won the matchup 114-107 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.

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