The 2020-21 NBA season is young, but the race for the leagues most desired specific award, league MVP, is a fight of super stars both veteran and not-so-veteran. With approximately a fifth of the season played therefore far, second-year Dallas star Luka Doncic is still the favorite to win this years award at the webs top rated sportsbooks.
Because the NBA started handing out its MVP award in 1956, there have 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).
Doncic was amongst the favorites in 2015 as a novice, however ultimately was neglected of the 3 finalists. He opened this year as the +400 favorite to win and his season so far supports his increase to success. There is still plenty of basketball delegated be played, but wagerers should get in on among the most popular NBA futures bets.
Last year, Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his second successive MVP award after a season in which he balanced 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 routine season for the second straight year.
The Greek Freak has actually gotten where he left off again and is averaging 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 helps through 15 video games. Milwaukee is 9-6– third in the Eastern Conference– so far. Antetokounmpo is noted at +450 to end up being the very first because Bird to three-peat.
The First Net
No player from the Nets franchise has actually ever won an NBA MVP. After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
The Nets are 9-7 and fifth in the Eastern Conference after 16 video games. Brooklyn also just obtained its 3rd super star– James Harden, another former MVP– that makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. Harden will likewise contend for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000. In three games this season, the Beard is balancing 29 points, 12.7 assists, and 9.3 rebounds per video game.
The 3rd member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has actually missed a long time and only played in eight games so far, is balancing 28.4 points a video game. He is a huge longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
This year, Denver is not off to an excellent start sitting at 7-7 and not within the leading 8 in the West after 14 video games. However, Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the precise very same record after 14 games making Jokic a very strong MVP prospect and a bet deserving of making.
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 assists– and is the very best death big man in the video game.
When the 2020-21 season began, 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 issue Jokic will deal with is how his team finishes. Remember, last year Denver went on a tear and upset the second-seeded Clippers prior to falling to eventual champ the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
Others in the Mix
Brooklyn likewise just gotten its 3rd super star– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a favorite 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 began, 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.
The NBAs leading scorer is Washington guard Bradley Beal who is installing 34.9 points a game. The problem for Beal– whose MVP odds are a long +10000– is that the Wizards are dreadful. No matter how excellent Beal is, he will not even remain in the MVP discussion unless the Wizards in some way miraculously enter into the playoffs.
Four-time former MVP LeBron James (+900) is always a prospect for the leagues top award. He has actually not won an MVP because the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
James teammate 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 balancing 26.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per video game for the Eastern Conferences leading group.
After opening at +900, Durant is now noted at +500 to win this years MVP.