The 2020-21 NBA season is young, however the race for the leagues most sought after private award, league MVP, is a battle of superstars both veteran and not-so-veteran. With approximately a fifth of the season played so far, second-year Dallas star Luka Doncic is still the favorite to win this years award at the webs top rated sportsbooks.
The Greek Freak has chosen up where he ended again and is averaging 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 helps through 15 games. Milwaukee is 9-6– 3rd in the Eastern Conference– so far. Antetokounmpo is listed at +450 to become the first since Bird to three-peat.
Considering that the NBA started distributing its MVP award in 1956, there have been just 2 gamers to have actually won the award in 3 successive seasons. Both are Hall of Famers– Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86).
Last year, Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his second successive MVP award after a season in which he averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 5.6 helps per game. He also shot 55.3 percent from the floor and led the Bucks to the very best record in the NBA regular season for the 2nd straight year.
Doncic was amongst the favorites last year as a novice, however ultimately was neglected of the 3 finalists. He opened this year as the +400 preferred to win and his season up until now backs up his rise to achievement. There is still lots of basketball left to be played, however wagerers need to get in on one of the most popular NBA futures bets.
The First Net
No player from the Nets franchise has actually ever won an NBA MVP. After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
When the 2020-21 season started, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. Fourteen games into the new season, the Nuggets center is now noted at +800. The problem Jokic will face is how his team surfaces. Keep in mind, in 2015 Denver went on a tear and upset the second-seeded Clippers before being up to eventual champ the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. A center has not won the NBA MVP since Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, however Jokic has what it requires the first. He is balancing a triple-double per video game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 helps– and is the very best death huge man in the game.
The 3rd member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point player Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has missed out on a long time and only played in eight video games hence far, is balancing 28.4 points a game. He is a huge longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
This year, Denver is not off to a fantastic start sitting at 7-7 and not inside of the top eight in the West after 14 video games. Nevertheless, Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the exact same record after 14 video games making Jokic a very strong MVP candidate and a bet worthy of making.
Brooklyn likewise just obtained its 3rd super star– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. Harden will likewise contend for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000.
Others in the Mix
The NBAs leading scorer is Washington guard Bradley Beal who is installing 34.9 points a game. The issue for Beal– whose MVP chances are a really long +10000– is that the Wizards are dreadful. No matter how good Beal is, he wont even remain in the MVP discussion unless the Wizards in some way unbelievely get into the playoffs.
Brooklyn likewise just obtained its 3rd super star– James Harden, another former MVP– which makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. A center has actually not won the NBA MVP since Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, but Jokic has what it takes to be the. When the 2020-21 season began, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. He has not won an MVP since the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
After opening at +900, Durant is now noted at +500 to win this years MVP.
Four-time former MVP LeBron James (+900) is always a candidate for the leagues leading award. He has actually not won an MVP because the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
James teammate Anthony Davis is noted at +2000. The only other gamers listed below +2000 are former two-time MVP Steph Curry (+1200 ), who is 3rd in the league in scoring (28.2 ppg), and Sixers center Joel Embiid, who is balancing 26.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per video game for the Eastern Conferences top group.