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 Greek Freak has actually selected up where he left off once 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 become the very first given that Bird to three-peat.
Doncic was among the favorites in 2015 as a rookie, but eventually was overlooked of the 3 finalists. He opened this year as the +400 favorite to win and his season so far backs up his rise to achievement. There is still lots of basketball left to be played, however gamblers need to get in on among the most popular NBA futures bets.
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, but the race for the leagues most sought after specific award, league MVP, is a fight of super stars both veteran and not-so-veteran. With roughly a fifth of the season played so far, second-year Dallas star Luka Doncic is still the preferred to win this years award at the internets leading ranked sportsbooks.
Since the NBA started giving out its MVP award in 1956, there have actually been just 2 players to have actually won the award in three consecutive seasons. Both are Hall of Famers– Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86).
The First Net
The 3rd member of the Nets trifecta of super stars is point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has missed out on some time and only played in eight video games so far, is averaging 28.4 points a video game. He is a big longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
Brooklyn likewise simply obtained its third super star– James Harden, another former MVP– which makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. Harden will also contend for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000.
No gamer from the Nets franchise has actually ever won an NBA MVP. After opening at +900, Durant is now noted at +500 to win this years MVP.
This year, Denver is not off to a fantastic start sitting at 7-7 and not within the top eight in the West after 14 games. Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the precise very same record after 14 games making Jokic a very 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 considering that Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, but Jokic has what it takes to be the very first. He is averaging a triple-double per video game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 helps– and is the very best passing huge guy in the game.
When the 2020-21 season began, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. Fourteen video games into the brand-new season, the Nuggets center is now listed at +800. The problem Jokic will face is how his team surfaces. Remember, last year Denver went on a tear and disturb the second-seeded Clippers prior to being up to ultimate champ the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
Others in the Mix
After opening at +900, Durant is now noted at +500 to win this years MVP.
Brooklyn also just gotten its third superstar– 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 because Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, however 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.
Four-time former MVP LeBron James (+900) is always a prospect for the leagues leading award. Hes off to another excellent start averaging 24.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per video game this season. The Lakers are the favorite to repeat as NBA champs and James is a huge reason that. 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 installing 34.9 points a video game. The issue for Beal– whose MVP chances are a long +10000– is that the Wizards are dreadful. No matter how great Beal is, he wont even be in the MVP conversation unless the Wizards somehow miraculously enter into the playoffs.
James teammate Anthony Davis is listed at +2000. The only other gamers listed below +2000 are former two-time MVP Steph Curry (+1200 ), who is third in the league in scoring (28.2 ppg), and Sixers center Joel Embiid, who is averaging 26.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per game for the Eastern Conferences top group.