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 assists per game. He likewise shot 55.3 percent from the floor and led the Bucks to the best record in the NBA regular season for the second straight year.
The Greek Freak has actually selected up 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 become the very first considering 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 battle 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 ranked sportsbooks.
Doncic was amongst the favorites last year as a rookie, however ultimately was excluded of the 3 finalists. He opened this year as the +400 preferred to win and his season so far supports his increase to achievement. There is still plenty of basketball left to be played, but wagerers need to get in on one of the most popular NBA futures bets.
Since the NBA started giving out its MVP award in 1956, there have actually been just two 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
No gamer 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.
When the 2020-21 season began, 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.
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. A center has actually not won the NBA MVP because Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, however Jokic has what it requires the first. He is averaging a triple-double per video game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 assists– and is the best passing big male in the video game.
The third member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has missed some time and only played in 8 games hence far, is balancing 28.4 points a video game. He is a huge longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
The Nets are 9-7 and fifth in the Eastern Conference after 16 games. Brooklyn also simply acquired its third 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. In three video games this season, the Beard is balancing 29 points, 12.7 helps, and 9.3 rebounds per video game.
This year, Denver is not off to a fantastic start sitting at 7-7 and not within the top 8 in the West after 14 video games. Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the specific very same record after 14 games making Jokic a really strong MVP prospect and a bet worthwhile of making.
Others in the Mix
Brooklyn also just obtained its third super star– James Harden, another former 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 video game. The issue for Beal– whose MVP odds are an extremely long +10000– is that the Wizards are terrible. No matter how good Beal is, he wont even be in the MVP conversation unless the Wizards in some way astonishingly enter into the playoffs.
Four-time former MVP LeBron James (+900) is always a prospect for the leagues top award. Hes off to another great start averaging 24.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.6 helps per game this season. The Lakers are the favorite to repeat as NBA champs and James is a huge reason that. 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.
James teammate Anthony Davis is noted at +2000. The only other players listed 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 averaging 26.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per video game for the Eastern Conferences top team.