Luka Doncic favored in NBA MVP odds
By Bob Garcia
The NBA regular season doesn’t begin until October but the MVP Odds have already been released at the Americas Cardroom sportsbook.
As you can see from the odds below, Dallas’ Luka Doncic is the favorite at +450, followed by Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo (+600) and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid (+700).
Doncic finished 5th in the voting last year but he has a great chance to be a lot higher if he comes into this season in great shape and can stay healthy. Antetokounmpo won the award in 2019 and 2020 and finished third in the voting last year.
Embiid may have missed his best chance to win MVP last year, finishing second overall. The 76ers will likely want to keep his minutes somewhat down this year to make sure he’s fresh for the playoffs.
The winner of the MVP award the last two years, Denver’s Nikola Jokic, currently sits at +1200 odds. The last player to win the award three-straight seasons was Boston’s Larry Bird in the mid-1980’s.
NBA MVP odds:
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks (+450)
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (+600)
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (+700)
The Field (+700)
Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (+900)
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (+1200)
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (+1200)
Jason Tatum, Boston Celtics (+1500)
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (+1500)
LeBron James, L.A. Lakers (+1800)
Kawhi Leonard, L.A. Clippers (+2300)
Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (+2500)
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (+2500)
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (+3300)
Karl Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (+4000)
Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat (+5000)