Given that the NBA began handing out its MVP award in 1956, there have actually been only 2 players to have actually won the award in three successive seasons. Both are Hall of Famers– Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86).
The Greek Freak has gotten where he left off 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– up until now. Antetokounmpo is listed at +450 to end up being the first given that Bird to three-peat.
Doncic was among the favorites in 2015 as a novice, but eventually was overlooked of the three finalists. He opened this year as the +400 preferred to win and his season up until now supports his rise to achievement. There is still lots of basketball delegated be played, but bettors ought to get in on among the most popular NBA futures bets.
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, however the race for the leagues most desirable specific award, league MVP, is a fight 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.
In 2015, 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 video game. He likewise shot 55.3 percent from the floor and led the Bucks to the finest record in the NBA regular season for the 2nd straight year.
The First Net
No player from the Nets franchise has ever won an NBA MVP. Kevin Durant is seeking to change that. Durant, who won the award in 2014 when he was in Oklahoma City, is off to a terrific start after missing all of last season while recuperating from his Achilles tendon injury. Durant is 2nd in the league in scoring balancing 31.3 points a video game and adds 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 helps. After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
Brooklyn likewise just acquired its 3rd 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.
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. A center has not won the NBA MVP given that Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, but Jokic has what it requires the 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 male in the video game.
The 3rd member of the Nets trifecta of super stars is point player Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has actually missed out on a long time and just played in eight games hence far, is balancing 28.4 points a video game. He is a huge longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
This year, Denver is not off to a terrific start sitting at 7-7 and not inside of the top eight in the West after 14 video games. Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the precise same record after 14 games making Jokic an extremely strong MVP prospect and a bet worthwhile of making.
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.
Others in the Mix
Brooklyn also just acquired its third superstar– James Harden, another former MVP– which makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. A center has not won the NBA MVP because 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 because 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 chances are a long +10000– is that the Wizards are awful. No matter how great Beal is, he wont even be in the MVP discussion unless the Wizards in some way amazingly enter into the playoffs.
Four-time former MVP LeBron James (+900) is constantly a prospect for the leagues top award. Hes off to another excellent start balancing 24.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per game this season. The Lakers are the preferred to repeat as NBA champs and James is a big reason why. He has actually not won an MVP considering 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 colleague Anthony Davis is noted at +2000. The only other players listed 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 balancing 26.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per game for the Eastern Conferences leading group.