Because the NBA began handing out its MVP award in 1956, there have been only two players to have won the award in three consecutive seasons. Both are Hall of Famers– Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86).
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, however the race for the leagues most desired specific award, league MVP, is a battle of superstars 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.
In 2015, 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 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 gotten where he left off once again and is balancing 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 helps through 15 video games. Milwaukee is 9-6– third in the Eastern Conference– up until now. Antetokounmpo is noted at +450 to become the first since Bird to three-peat.
Doncic was among the favorites in 2015 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 supports his rise to success. There is still lots of basketball delegated be played, but wagerers ought to get in on one of the most popular NBA futures bets.
The First Net
This year, Denver is not off to a terrific 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 specific same record after 14 games making Jokic a very strong MVP candidate and a bet worthy of making.
No gamer from the Nets franchise has ever won an NBA MVP. Kevin Durant is seeking to alter that. Durant, who won the award in 2014 when he remained in Oklahoma City, is off to an excellent start after missing all of last season while recovering from his Achilles tendon injury. Durant is second in the league in scoring averaging 31.3 points a video game and adds 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 helps. After opening at +900, Durant is now noted at +500 to win this years MVP.
Brooklyn likewise just acquired its third superstar– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. Harden will likewise compete for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000.
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. A center has not won the NBA MVP since Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, but Jokic has what it takes to be the. He is averaging a triple-double per video game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 helps– and is the finest death big male in the video game.
The third member of the Nets trifecta of super stars is point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has actually missed out on a long time and only played in 8 games so far, is balancing 28.4 points a game. He is a huge longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
When the 2020-21 season started, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. Fourteen video games into the new season, the Nuggets center is now noted at +800.
Others in the Mix
James colleague Anthony Davis is noted at +2000. The only other players 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 video game for the Eastern Conferences leading team.
The NBAs leading scorer is Washington guard Bradley Beal who is putting up 34.9 points a video game. The issue for Beal– whose MVP chances are a long +10000– is that the Wizards are terrible. No matter how good Beal is, he wont even remain in the MVP discussion unless the Wizards in some way astonishingly get into the playoffs.
After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
Brooklyn also simply obtained its third superstar– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. A center has not won the NBA MVP since 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 considering that the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
Four-time former MVP LeBron James (+900) is constantly a candidate for the leagues leading award. He has actually not won an MVP considering that the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.