Since the NBA began handing out its MVP award in 1956, there have actually been only 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 games. Milwaukee is 9-6– third in the Eastern Conference– up until now. Antetokounmpo is listed at +450 to become the very first since Bird to three-peat.
Last year, 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 helps per video game. He likewise shot 55.3 percent from the floor and led the Bucks to the very best record in the NBA regular season for the second straight year.
Doncic was among the favorites in 2015 as a rookie, but eventually was left out of the 3 finalists. He opened this year as the +400 preferred to win and his season so far supports his rise to success. There is still plenty of basketball left to be played, however gamblers need to get in on one of the most popular NBA futures bets.
The 2020-21 NBA season is young, however the race for the leagues most sought after specific award, league MVP, is a battle 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 preferred to win this years award at the internets leading ranked sportsbooks.
The First Net
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 eight games hence far, is balancing 28.4 points a game. He is a substantial longshot to win this years MVP at +10000.
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 games. Doncics Dallas Mavericks have the precise very same record after 14 video games making Jokic a very strong MVP prospect and a bet worthwhile of making.
The Nets are 9-7 and fifth in the Eastern Conference after 16 video games. Brooklyn likewise just acquired its 3rd super star– James Harden, another previous MVP– that makes the Nets a favorite to win this years NBA title. Harden will likewise contend for the MVP though he is more of a longshot at +3000. In 3 video games this season, the Beard is averaging 29 points, 12.7 assists, and 9.3 rebounds per game.
No player from the Nets franchise has ever won an NBA MVP. Kevin Durant is seeking to alter that. Durant, who won the award in 2014 when he was in Oklahoma City, is off to a great start after missing all of last season while recuperating from his Achilles tendon injury. Durant is second in the league in scoring averaging 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.
When the 2020-21 season started, 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.
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. He is balancing a triple-double per game– 25.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 10.0 assists– and is the finest death big male in the video game.
Others in the Mix
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 video game this season. The Lakers are the favorite to duplicate as NBA champs and James is a huge reason that. He has not won an MVP considering that the 2012-13 season when he remained in Miami.
Brooklyn likewise simply gotten its 3rd 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 not won an MVP given that the 2012-13 season when he was in Miami.
James teammate Anthony Davis is noted at +2000. The only other players listed below +2000 are previous two-time MVP Steph Curry (+1200 ), who is 3rd in the league in scoring (28.2 ppg), and Sixers center Joel Embiid, who is averaging 26.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per game for the Eastern Conferences top team.
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 really long +10000– is that the Wizards are dreadful. No matter how excellent Beal is, he wont even remain in the MVP conversation unless the Wizards somehow unbelievely get into the playoffs.
After opening at +900, Durant is now listed at +500 to win this years MVP.