Last year, Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his second consecutive MVP award after a season in which he averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per video game. He also shot 55.3 percent from the flooring and led the Bucks to the best record in the NBA regular season for the second straight year.
Doncic was among the favorites in 2015 as a rookie, however ultimately was overlooked of the three finalists. He opened this year as the +400 favorite to win and his season up until now backs up his increase to greatness. There is still plenty of basketball delegated be played, however bettors must get in on one of the most popular NBA futures bets.
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, but the race for the leagues most desired specific award, league MVP, is a battle of super stars both veteran and not-so-veteran. With approximately a fifth of the season played hence far, second-year Dallas star Luka Doncic is still the favorite to win this years award at the webs top rated sportsbooks.
The Greek Freak has gotten where he left off again and is averaging 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 very first given that Bird to three-peat.
Because the NBA started distributing its MVP award in 1956, there have actually been just 2 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 First Net
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. A center has actually not won the NBA MVP given that Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, however 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 helps– and is the finest passing big male in the game.
This year, Denver is not off to a great start sitting at 7-7 and not within the leading 8 in the West after 14 video games. Nevertheless, Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the specific very same record after 14 games making Jokic a really strong MVP prospect and a bet deserving of making.
Brooklyn also just acquired its 3rd super star– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a preferred to win this years NBA title. Harden will also compete for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000.
No player 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 remained in Oklahoma City, is off to an excellent start after missing out on all of last season while recovering from his Achilles tendon injury. Durant is 2nd in the league in scoring balancing 31.3 points a video game and adds 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists. After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
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 noted at +800. The problem Jokic will deal with is how his team surfaces. Keep in mind, last year Denver went on a tear and upset the second-seeded Clippers before falling to ultimate champ the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
The third member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has actually missed some time and only played in eight video games so far, is balancing 28.4 points a game. He is a big longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
Others in the Mix
James teammate Anthony Davis is listed at +2000. The only other gamers 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 averaging 26.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per video game for the Eastern Conferences top group.
Brooklyn also simply acquired its 3rd super star– James Harden, another former MVP– which makes the Nets a preferred to win this years NBA title. A center has actually 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 actually not won an MVP given that the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
Four-time previous MVP LeBron James (+900) is always a prospect for the leagues leading award. He has not won an MVP because the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
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 video game. The issue for Beal– whose MVP chances are a long +10000– is that the Wizards are dreadful. No matter how good Beal is, he wont even remain in the MVP discussion unless the Wizards somehow unbelievely enter into the playoffs.