The Greek Freak has picked up where he left off once again and is balancing 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 helps through 15 video games. Milwaukee is 9-6– third in the Eastern Conference– up until now. Antetokounmpo is noted 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 coveted individual award, league MVP, is a fight of superstars 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.
In 2015, Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his 2nd successive 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 floor and led the Bucks to the very best record in the NBA routine season for the second straight year.
Since the NBA began distributing its MVP award in 1956, there have actually been just two players to have won the award in three successive seasons. Both are Hall of Famers– Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86).
Doncic was among the favorites in 2015 as a novice, but eventually was neglected of the 3 finalists. He opened this year as the +400 favorite to win and his season up until now backs up his rise to greatness. There is still a lot of basketball left to be played, but bettors ought to get in on among the most popular NBA futures bets.
The First Net
This year, Denver is not off to a terrific start sitting at 7-7 and not inside of the top 8 in the West after 14 video games. Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the precise same record after 14 games making Jokic a really strong MVP prospect and a bet deserving of making.
The Nets are 9-7 and fifth in the Eastern Conference after 16 video games. Brooklyn also just gotten its third super star– 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. In three video games this season, the Beard is balancing 29 points, 12.7 assists, and 9.3 rebounds per video game.
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. A center has not won the NBA MVP given that Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, however Jokic has what it takes to be the. He is balancing a triple-double per game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 assists– and is the best passing big male in the game.
No gamer from the Nets franchise has actually ever won an NBA MVP. Kevin Durant is looking to change that. Durant, who won the award in 2014 when he remained in Oklahoma City, is off to an excellent start after missing all of last season while recuperating from his Achilles tendon injury. Durant is second in the league in scoring balancing 31.3 points a video game and adds 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists. After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
When the 2020-21 season started, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. Fourteen games into the brand-new season, the Nuggets center is now listed at +800. The problem Jokic will deal with is how his team finishes. Keep in mind, in 2015 Denver went on a tear and disturb the second-seeded Clippers before falling to ultimate champion the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
The 3rd member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point player Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has missed out on a long time and just played in eight games therefore far, is averaging 28.4 points a game. He is a substantial longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
Others in the Mix
Four-time previous MVP LeBron James (+900) is always a candidate for the leagues leading award. Hes off to another excellent start balancing 24.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.6 helps per video game this season. The Lakers are the preferred to duplicate as NBA champs and James is a huge reason. When he was in Miami, he has actually not won an MVP since the 2012-13 season.
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 awful. No matter how excellent Beal is, he wont even remain in the MVP discussion unless the Wizards in some way amazingly get into the playoffs.
After opening at +900, Durant is now noted at +500 to win this years MVP.
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. 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.
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 team.