Last year, Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his 2nd 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 very best record in the NBA regular season for the 2nd straight year.
Doncic was among the favorites last year as a rookie, however eventually was left out of the 3 finalists. He opened this year as the +400 favorite to win and his season up until now supports his increase to achievement. There is still plenty of basketball delegated be played, however gamblers should get in on one of the most popular NBA futures bets.
The Greek Freak has gotten where he ended once again and is averaging 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 helps through 15 games. Milwaukee is 9-6– 3rd in the Eastern Conference– so far. Antetokounmpo is listed at +450 to end up being the first given that Bird to three-peat.
Given that the NBA began giving out its MVP award in 1956, there have actually 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 2020-21 NBA season is young, however the race for the leagues most coveted specific award, league MVP, is a battle of super stars both veteran and not-so-veteran. With roughly a fifth of the season played thus far, second-year Dallas star Luka Doncic is still the preferred to win this years award at the internets leading ranked sportsbooks.
The First Net
This year, Denver is not off to an excellent start sitting at 7-7 and not inside of the leading eight in the West after 14 games. However, Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the specific same record after 14 games making Jokic a very strong MVP candidate and a bet worthwhile of making.
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, but 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 helps– and is the very best death huge guy in the video game.
The third member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point player Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has missed some time and only played in 8 video games therefore far, is balancing 28.4 points a video game. He is a big longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
No player 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.
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 noted at +800.
Brooklyn also just acquired its 3rd superstar– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a preferred to win this years NBA title. Harden will also contend for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000.
Others in the Mix
Four-time previous MVP LeBron James (+900) is constantly a prospect for the leagues top award. Hes off to another good start averaging 24.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.6 helps per game this season. The Lakers are the preferred to repeat as NBA champs and James is a big reason why. When he was in Miami, he has not won an MVP given that the 2012-13 season.
James colleague Anthony Davis is listed at +2000. The only other players noted below +2000 are former 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 team.
Brooklyn likewise simply gotten its third super star– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. A center has not won the NBA MVP given 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 considering 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 good Beal is, he wont even be in the MVP discussion unless the Wizards in some way amazingly get into the playoffs.
After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.