Last year, Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his 2nd 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 finest record in the NBA regular season for the second straight year.
The Greek Freak has picked up where he ended once again and is averaging 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 helps through 15 video games. Milwaukee is 9-6– 3rd in the Eastern Conference– so far. Antetokounmpo is noted at +450 to end up being the very first given that Bird to three-peat.
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, but the race for the leagues most coveted private award, league MVP, is a fight 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 internets leading ranked sportsbooks.
Because the NBA began giving out its MVP award in 1956, there have actually been just two gamers to have won the award in three successive seasons. Both are Hall of Famers– Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86).
Doncic was among the favorites in 2015 as a novice, however ultimately was left out of the three finalists. He opened this year as the +400 favorite to win and his season so far backs up his rise to success. There is still lots of basketball left to be played, however bettors should get in on one of the most popular NBA futures bets.
The First Net
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. A center has not won the NBA MVP considering that Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, however 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 assists– and is the finest death big man in the game.
This year, Denver is not off to a terrific start sitting at 7-7 and not within the leading 8 in the West after 14 games. Nevertheless, Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the exact very same record after 14 video games making Jokic a really strong MVP prospect and a bet worthwhile of making.
The third member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has missed a long time and just played in 8 video games so far, is balancing 28.4 points a video game. He is a big longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
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 a fantastic start after missing out on all of last season while recovering from his Achilles tendon injury. Durant is second in the league in scoring balancing 31.3 points a game and includes 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists. After opening at +900, Durant is now noted at +500 to win this years MVP.
The Nets are 9-7 and 5th in the Eastern Conference after 16 video games. Brooklyn likewise simply acquired its third super star– James Harden, another previous MVP– which 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 3 games this season, the Beard is balancing 29 points, 12.7 helps, and 9.3 rebounds per game.
When the 2020-21 season started, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. Fourteen games into the brand-new season, the Nuggets center is now listed at +800. The problem Jokic will deal with is how his team surfaces. Remember, in 2015 Denver went on a tear and distress the second-seeded Clippers before being up to ultimate champion the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
Others in the Mix
The NBAs leading scorer is Washington guard Bradley Beal who is setting up 34.9 points a game. The issue for Beal– whose MVP odds are a long +10000– is that the Wizards are dreadful. No matter how great Beal is, he wont even remain in the MVP conversation unless the Wizards in some way miraculously enter into the playoffs.
James colleague Anthony Davis is noted 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 leading team.
Brooklyn likewise just obtained 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 given that 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 previous MVP LeBron James (+900) is constantly a prospect for the leagues top award. He has not won an MVP because the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.