Since the NBA started handing out its MVP award in 1956, there have been just 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).
Doncic was amongst the favorites in 2015 as a novice, however ultimately was excluded of the three finalists. He opened this year as the +400 preferred to win and his season so far supports his rise to greatness. There is still a lot of basketball left to be played, however wagerers should participate among the most popular NBA futures bets.
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, but the race for the leagues most coveted 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 internets leading rated sportsbooks.
In 2015, Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his 2nd consecutive 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 routine season for the 2nd straight year.
The Greek Freak has actually selected up where he left off once again and is averaging 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 assists through 15 video games. Milwaukee is 9-6– third in the Eastern Conference– up until now. Antetokounmpo is listed at +450 to become the very first because Bird to three-peat.
The First Net
No gamer from the Nets franchise has ever won an NBA MVP. Kevin Durant is wanting to alter that. Durant, who won the award in 2014 when he remained in Oklahoma City, is off to a great start after missing all of last season while recovering from his Achilles tendon injury. Durant is second in the league in scoring balancing 31.3 points a game and includes 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 helps. After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. A center has not won the NBA MVP since Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, but Jokic has what it requires the very first. He is balancing a triple-double per video game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 assists– and is the very best passing big male in the video game.
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 likewise just acquired its third super star– James Harden, another former 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.
This year, Denver is not off to a great start sitting at 7-7 and not within the leading 8 in the West after 14 video games. Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the exact same record after 14 games making Jokic an extremely strong MVP candidate and a bet worthwhile of making.
The third member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has missed out on some time and just played in 8 video games so far, is averaging 28.4 points a game. He is a substantial longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
Others in the Mix
After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
Brooklyn also simply obtained its third superstar– 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 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 teammate Anthony Davis is listed at +2000. The only other gamers listed below +2000 are former 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 top team.
Four-time previous MVP LeBron James (+900) is constantly a candidate for the leagues top award. Hes off to another excellent start balancing 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. 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 putting up 34.9 points a game. The issue 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 somehow miraculously enter into the playoffs.