Last year, Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his second consecutive MVP award after a season in which he balanced 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per video game. He also shot 55.3 percent from the floor and led the Bucks to the very best record in the NBA routine season for the second straight year.
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, but the race for the leagues most desirable private 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 top ranked sportsbooks.
Doncic was amongst the favorites in 2015 as a novice, however ultimately was excluded of the three finalists. He opened this year as the +400 favorite to win and his season so far supports his rise to greatness. There is still plenty of basketball left to be played, however gamblers ought to participate among the most popular NBA futures bets.
Because the NBA began handing out its MVP award in 1956, there have been just 2 players to have actually won the award in 3 successive seasons. Both are Hall of Famers– Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86).
The Greek Freak has actually gotten where he left off once again and is averaging 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 assists through 15 games. Milwaukee is 9-6– third in the Eastern Conference– so far. Antetokounmpo is noted at +450 to become the first since Bird to three-peat.
The First Net
When the 2020-21 season began, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. Fourteen video games into the brand-new season, the Nuggets center is now noted at +800. The problem Jokic will face is how his group surfaces. Keep in mind, last year Denver went on a tear and upset the second-seeded Clippers before falling to eventual champion the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
This year, Denver is not off to a great start sitting at 7-7 and not inside of the top 8 in the West after 14 video games. Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the specific same record after 14 video games making Jokic a really strong MVP candidate and a bet deserving of making.
No gamer from the Nets franchise has ever won an NBA MVP. 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 just acquired its 3rd super star– James Harden, another former 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. In three video games this season, the Beard is balancing 29 points, 12.7 helps, and 9.3 rebounds per video game.
The third member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point player Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has missed some time and just played in 8 video games so far, is balancing 28.4 points a game. He is a substantial 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 considering that Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, however Jokic has what it requires the very first. He is averaging a triple-double per video game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 helps– and is the finest passing big guy in the game.
Others in the Mix
After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
The NBAs leading scorer is Washington guard Bradley Beal who is installing 34.9 points a game. The problem for Beal– whose MVP chances are a long +10000– is that the Wizards are terrible. No matter how excellent Beal is, he wont even remain in the MVP discussion unless the Wizards in some way astonishingly enter into the playoffs.
Brooklyn likewise simply gotten its 3rd 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 began, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. He has not won an MVP considering that the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
Four-time former MVP LeBron James (+900) is always a prospect for the leagues top award. Hes off to another good start averaging 24.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per video game this season. The Lakers are the favorite to duplicate as NBA champs and James is a big factor why. He has actually not won an MVP given that the 2012-13 season when he remained in Miami.
James colleague Anthony Davis is listed at +2000. The only other players noted below +2000 are previous 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.