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 game. He likewise shot 55.3 percent from the floor and led the Bucks to the finest record in the NBA routine season for the 2nd straight year.
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, but the race for the leagues most sought after specific award, league MVP, is a battle 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 webs top ranked sportsbooks.
The Greek Freak has actually gotten where he left off again and is balancing 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 helps through 15 games. Milwaukee is 9-6– third in the Eastern Conference– so far. Antetokounmpo is listed at +450 to end up being the first because Bird to three-peat.
Doncic was among the favorites in 2015 as a novice, but ultimately was left out of the three finalists. He opened this year as the +400 preferred to win and his season up until now backs up his increase to achievement. There is still plenty of basketball left to be played, however wagerers should participate among the most popular NBA futures bets.
Considering that the NBA began distributing its MVP award in 1956, there have actually been just two gamers to have won the award in three consecutive seasons. Both are Hall of Famers– Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86).
The First Net
No gamer from the Nets franchise has ever won an NBA MVP. Kevin Durant is wanting to alter that. Durant, who won the award in 2014 when he was in Oklahoma City, is off to an excellent start after missing out on all of last season while recuperating from his Achilles tendon injury. Durant is second in the league in scoring balancing 31.3 points a video game and includes 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 helps. After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
This year, Denver is not off to a terrific start sitting at 7-7 and not within the top 8 in the West after 14 games. However, Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the exact same record after 14 video games making Jokic a very strong MVP prospect and a bet worthwhile of making.
Brooklyn likewise simply gotten its 3rd superstar– James Harden, another former MVP– which makes the Nets a preferred to win this years NBA title. Harden will likewise contend for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000.
The third member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point player Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has actually missed some time and just played in 8 games therefore far, is balancing 28.4 points a game. He is a huge longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
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 game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 helps– and is the very best death big guy in the video game.
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 listed at +800. The issue Jokic will deal with is how his group surfaces. Keep in mind, last year Denver went on a tear and disturb the second-seeded Clippers prior to being up to ultimate champion the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
Others in the Mix
Four-time previous MVP LeBron James (+900) is constantly a candidate 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 preferred to duplicate as NBA champs and James is a huge reason why. He has not won an MVP considering that the 2012-13 season when he remained in Miami.
Brooklyn also just gotten its third super star– James Harden, another former MVP– which makes the Nets a preferred to win this years NBA title. A center has not won the NBA MVP given that 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 not won an MVP given that the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
James teammate Anthony Davis is listed at +2000. The only other players noted below +2000 are previous 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.
After opening at +900, Durant is now noted at +500 to win this years MVP.
The NBAs leading scorer is Washington guard Bradley Beal who is setting up 34.9 points a game. The problem for Beal– whose MVP chances are a long +10000– is that the Wizards are dreadful. No matter how great Beal is, he will not even remain in the MVP discussion unless the Wizards in some way miraculously enter into the playoffs.