Doncic was among the favorites last year as a novice, but ultimately was neglected of the three finalists. He opened this year as the +400 preferred to win and his season so far backs up his increase to achievement. There is still plenty of basketball left to be played, but wagerers should get in on among the most popular NBA futures bets.
Because the NBA started handing out its MVP award in 1956, there have been only 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).
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 best record in the NBA regular season for the second straight year.
The Greek Freak has actually chosen up where he ended again and is balancing 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 assists through 15 video games. Milwaukee is 9-6– 3rd in the Eastern Conference– so far. Antetokounmpo is listed at +450 to end up being the first since Bird to three-peat.
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, but the race for the leagues most desirable private award, league MVP, is a fight of super stars both veteran and not-so-veteran. With approximately a fifth of the season played so far, second-year Dallas star Luka Doncic is still the favorite to win this years award at the webs top ranked sportsbooks.
The First Net
The 3rd member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point player Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has actually missed some time and just played in 8 games thus far, is balancing 28.4 points a game. He is a substantial longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
No player from the Nets franchise has ever won an NBA MVP. Kevin Durant is aiming to change that. Durant, who won the award in 2014 when he was in Oklahoma City, is off to a terrific start after missing out on all of last season while recovering from his Achilles tendon injury. Durant is second in the league in scoring averaging 31.3 points a game and includes 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 helps. After opening at +900, Durant is now noted at +500 to win this years MVP.
Brooklyn likewise just obtained its third superstar– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a preferred to win this years NBA title. Harden will likewise compete for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000.
When the 2020-21 season started, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. Fourteen video games into the brand-new season, the Nuggets center is now listed at +800.
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 games. Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the precise very same record after 14 video games making Jokic a really strong MVP candidate and a bet deserving of making.
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. A center has actually not won the NBA MVP because Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, but Jokic has what it takes to be the first. He is balancing a triple-double per video game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 helps– and is the very best passing big male in the game.
Others in the Mix
After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
Four-time former MVP LeBron James (+900) is constantly a prospect for the leagues top award. Hes off to another great start averaging 24.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per video game this season. The Lakers are the favorite to repeat 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.
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. A center has actually not won the NBA MVP since 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 actually not won an MVP since 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 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 team.
The NBAs leading scorer is Washington guard Bradley Beal who is putting up 34.9 points a game. The issue for Beal– whose MVP odds are a long +10000– is that the Wizards are horrible. No matter how good Beal is, he will not even be in the MVP discussion unless the Wizards somehow astonishingly get into the playoffs.