The 2020-21 NBA season is young, however the race for the leagues most coveted specific award, league MVP, is a battle of super stars both veteran and not-so-veteran. With roughly a fifth of the season played hence far, second-year Dallas star Luka Doncic is still the preferred to win this years award at the internets top rated sportsbooks.
The Greek Freak has actually chosen up where he ended again and is balancing 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 assists through 15 video games. Milwaukee is 9-6– 3rd in the Eastern Conference– so far. Antetokounmpo is listed at +450 to end up being the first since Bird to three-peat.
Since the NBA started handing out its MVP award in 1956, there have actually been only 2 gamers to have won the award in three consecutive seasons. Both are Hall of Famers– Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86).
Doncic was amongst the favorites in 2015 as a rookie, however ultimately was neglected of the 3 finalists. He opened this year as the +400 preferred to win and his season up until now supports his rise to success. There is still a lot of basketball left to be played, but wagerers must participate one of the most popular NBA futures bets.
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 assists per video game. He likewise shot 55.3 percent from the flooring and led the Bucks to the very best record in the NBA regular season for the 2nd straight year.
The First Net
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 issue Jokic will deal with is how his group finishes. Keep in mind, in 2015 Denver went on a tear and upset the second-seeded Clippers prior to being up to ultimate champion the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
The 3rd member of the Nets trifecta of super stars is point player Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has actually missed a long time and only played in eight video games so far, is balancing 28.4 points a game. He is a substantial longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
This year, Denver is not off to a great start sitting at 7-7 and not inside of the top 8 in the West after 14 video games. Nevertheless, Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the exact same record after 14 games making Jokic a really strong MVP candidate and a bet deserving of making.
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. A center has actually not won the NBA MVP since Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, but Jokic has what it takes to be the. He is balancing a triple-double per video game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 assists– and is the finest death huge male in the game.
The Nets are 9-7 and 5th in the Eastern Conference after 16 video games. Brooklyn likewise just obtained its third super star– James Harden, another previous MVP– that makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. Harden will also compete for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000. In three video games this season, the Beard is balancing 29 points, 12.7 assists, and 9.3 rebounds per game.
No player from the Nets franchise has ever won an NBA MVP. After opening at +900, Durant is now noted at +500 to win this years MVP.
Others in the Mix
James teammate Anthony Davis is noted at +2000. The only other players noted 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 averaging 26.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per video game for the Eastern Conferences top team.
Four-time former MVP LeBron James (+900) is always a candidate for the leagues leading award. He has not won an MVP since the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
The NBAs leading scorer is Washington guard Bradley Beal who is putting up 34.9 points a game. The issue for Beal– whose MVP odds are a long +10000– is that the Wizards are horrible. No matter how great Beal is, he wont even be in the MVP conversation unless the Wizards somehow astonishingly enter the playoffs.
Brooklyn also simply gotten its 3rd super star– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a preferred to win this years NBA title. A center has actually not won the NBA MVP considering that Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, but Jokic has what it takes to be the. When the 2020-21 season started, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. He has actually 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.