Considering that the NBA started handing out its MVP award in 1956, there have been only two players to have won the award in three consecutive seasons. Both are Hall of Famers– Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86).
The Greek Freak has gotten where he ended again and is balancing 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 helps through 15 games. Milwaukee is 9-6– third in the Eastern Conference– up until now. Antetokounmpo is listed at +450 to end up being the first because Bird to three-peat.
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 assists per 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 2020-21 NBA season is young, however the race for the leagues most sought after specific award, league MVP, is a fight of superstars both veteran and not-so-veteran. With roughly 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 internets leading ranked sportsbooks.
Doncic was among the favorites last year as a rookie, however eventually was neglected of the 3 finalists. He opened this year as the +400 favorite to win and his season so far backs up his increase to achievement. There is still plenty of basketball delegated be played, but gamblers must participate among the most popular NBA futures bets.
The First Net
No player 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 recovering from his Achilles tendon injury. Durant is 2nd in the league in scoring balancing 31.3 points a 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.
Nikola Jokic as the NBA MVP is no joke. 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 very first. He is averaging a triple-double per game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 assists– and is the very best death huge man in the game.
Brooklyn also just gotten its third superstar– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a preferred to win this years NBA title. Harden will likewise contend for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000.
This year, Denver is not off to a terrific start sitting at 7-7 and not within the leading 8 in the West after 14 games. Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the specific very same record after 14 video games making Jokic an extremely strong MVP candidate and a bet worthy 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. The issue Jokic will deal with is how his group surfaces. Remember, in 2015 Denver went on a tear and distress the second-seeded Clippers before being up to eventual champ the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
The 3rd member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has missed out on some time and only played in eight video games hence far, is averaging 28.4 points a video game. He is a huge longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
Others in the Mix
James teammate Anthony Davis is listed 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 team.
Brooklyn likewise simply gotten its 3rd superstar– 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 started, 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.
After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
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 assists per video game this season. The Lakers are the favorite to duplicate as NBA champs and James is a big factor why. 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 setting up 34.9 points a video game. The problem for Beal– whose MVP odds are a very long +10000– is that the Wizards are horrible. No matter how good Beal is, he will not even remain in the MVP conversation unless the Wizards in some way miraculously enter the playoffs.