Because the NBA started giving out its MVP award in 1956, there have actually been just two gamers 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 actually gotten where he left off once again and is averaging 27 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.1 helps through 15 video games. Milwaukee is 9-6– third in the Eastern Conference– so far. Antetokounmpo is listed at +450 to end up being the first given that Bird to three-peat.
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 preferred to win and his season up until now supports his rise to achievement. There is still lots of basketball left to be played, however wagerers should get in on among the most popular NBA futures bets.
In 2015, Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo won his second successive MVP award after a season in which he averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 5.6 helps per video game. He also shot 55.3 percent from the floor and led the Bucks to the best record in the NBA regular season for the 2nd straight year.
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, but the race for the leagues most sought after private award, league MVP, is a battle 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 internets top rated sportsbooks.
The First Net
The third member of the Nets trifecta of superstars is point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has actually missed out on a long time and only played in eight games so far, is balancing 28.4 points a game. He is a substantial longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
Brooklyn also just obtained its 3rd superstar– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. Harden will likewise compete 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 eight in the West after 14 video games. Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the precise same record after 14 video games making Jokic an extremely strong MVP candidate and a bet deserving of making.
When the 2020-21 season started, Jokic was a longshot at +3000 to by the league MVP. Fourteen games into the new season, the Nuggets center is now listed at +800.
No gamer from the Nets franchise has ever won an NBA MVP. 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 given that Shaquille ONeal back in 2000, but 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 very best death huge guy in the video game.
Others in the Mix
The NBAs leading scorer is Washington guard Bradley Beal who is setting up 34.9 points a video game. The issue for Beal– whose MVP chances 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 in some way miraculously get into the playoffs.
Four-time former 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 game this season. The Lakers are the favorite to duplicate as NBA champs and James is a huge reason that. When he was in Miami, he has actually not won an MVP since the 2012-13 season.
After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.
James teammate 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 video game for the Eastern Conferences top team.
Brooklyn also simply gotten its third super star– James Harden, another previous MVP– which makes the Nets a preferred 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 started, 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.