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Reddit user offers correlation between James Harden NBA performance and quality of cities’ strip clubs

If you need an edge in betting on James Harden prop bets, here you go.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden reacts after fouling Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Reddit can be a god-awful place, but it can also provide some of the most amazing insight on very specific topics. Today, Reddit user AngryCentrist bring you James Harden’s nightly basketball performance as compared to the level of strip clubs in each NBA city.

You can go through the results in this Google doc and with these screenshots. The basic conclusion? User AngryCentrist believes he has, “proven to a statistically significant degree that James Harden’s game performance declines in cities with higher rated strip clubs.” He runs through his math in those links but he found a moderate-to-strong correlation.

Harden’s five worst cities are Miami, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, which show up as the having some of the highest rated strip clubs based on Google reviews. I certainly would not have predicted SLC, but congrats to them, I guess.

Every sports bettor is on the lookout for an edge when it comes to nightly wagering. If you’re looking to bet on individual player props at DraftKings Sportsbook, this analysis is worth at least considering as you decide on over/unders for Harden. Considering the statistical analysis put into this study, it’s worth considering.

Fittingly enough, Harden’s next two games are in Chicago and New Orleans. It might be time to bet the under on some of his totals.

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