Russell Westbrook made history Tuesday night by recording his 41st triple-double of the season in a 110-79 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Westbrook tied Oscar Robertson’s single-season mark and has five games remaining to set a new NBA record.

Westbrook is now a 5/7 favorite to win the NBA MVP per Bovada.lv. (James Harden is 1/1). Critics of the OKC star will say that Westbrook is stat stuffing – meaning his points, rebounds and assists are coming at the expense of his team. If this were true then we would expect the Thunder to perform worse in games that Westbrook records a triple-double. However, that is just not the case.

For the season, Oklahoma City has a record of 44-33, a win rate of 57.1%. In the 41 games that the MVP front-runner got a triple-double the team has gone 32-9, a win rate of 78.0%.

Better yet, Westbrook’s triple-doubles have been highly profitable for bettors. OKC is 30-11 against-the-spread when Westbrook records at least ten points, rebounds and assists. A $100 bettor would be up $1,745.90 if they bet the Thunder against-the-spread in every triple-double game.

Westbrook’s triple doubles are legit and profitable. He just needs 16 more assists to become the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season.


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Every Westbrook Triple-Double this season

CountDateSU ResultATS Result
110/28/16WinLoss
210/30/16WinWin
311/13/16LossLoss
411/18/16WinWin
511/20/16LossLoss
611/25/16WinWin
711/26/16WinWin
811/28/16WinWin
911/30/16WinWin
1012/4/16WinWin
1112/5/16WinWin
1212/9/16LossLoss
1312/17/16WinWin
1412/23/16WinWin
1512/27/16WinWin
1612/31/16WinWin
171/7/17WinWin
181/11/17WinWin
191/13/17LossLoss
201/15/17WinWin
211/18/17LossLoss
221/23/17WinWin
231/25/17WinWin
241/29/17LossLoss
252/3/17WinWin
262/9/17WinWin
272/15/17WinWin
282/24/17WinWin
292/26/17WinWin
302/28/17WinWin
313/9/17WinWin
323/11/17WinWin
333/14/17WinWin
343/16/17WinWin
353/22/17WinWin
363/26/17LossLoss
373/27/17WinLoss
383/29/17WinWin
393/31/17LossLoss
404/2/17LossLoss
414/4/17WinWin