It’s high time again for all NBA fans out there as the National Basketball Association heads right off to celebrate another season just two days before Christmas Eve, and everyone is cheering. Well, at their homes since the live audience is still not set for a grand return due to health and safety protocols.
But it’s undeniable that after two weeks from the commencement date of NBA Season 2020-21, everyone is out there revealing who are their early MVP favorites. It’s still too early to know who’s going to earn the prestigious MVP trophy this season and who’s going to snatch it from the hands of Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo. Yet, fans can’t be helped as many playmakers are into it as well.
Here are some of the details you might need to know to give everyone hindsight of the current situation in the betting odds for the next NBA MVP.
Top MVP Contenders
It’s still pretty difficult to make it, but there are hard truths and facts in the recent matches that show who these players earn their position in the early rankings.
Starting it off with the NBA veteran player, Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant. Undeniably, the return of Durant is somehow special for the Nets. After Achilles injury in the past season where Durant needs to be seated for most games, his comeback proves that he’s still a strong team player. He continues to display his usual playing style and goes to prove that he’s fully recovered.
Within the six games that he played for the Nets, Durant is averaging 28.2 points per game, seven total rebounds, and 4.8 assists with a 51% field shooting percentage. In the recent updated odds ranking, Durant is running behind Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo at +550.
The star player still had more chance to run them over, not until another injury affects his games?
Let’s hope there’s none.
Fresh from winning his 10th NBA Finals Champion, his last four final championships are with Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James is now on track to be NBA MVP. However, with all the team championships, “The King” has never won another NBA MVP trophy since his time in Miami Heat.
But it doesn’t mean he’s not a tough contender for another shot at NBA MVP Season 2020-21, considerably he’s still one of the favorite to win the 2020 MVP award.
The King is clear that he’s on the road to win the MVP trophy this year, and many experts and fans are rooting for it to happen. But it’s not only that, even with his age (LeBron is currently 36), he’s still performing at his best.
He has played for 14 games this season already, averaging 24.1 points per game, 8.1 total rebounds, and 48.6% field goal percentage. And not only that, LeBron is in between +600 to +900 in the recent odd rankings from different playmakers.
The two-time NBA MVP awardee is also known as “The Greek Freak” of the Milwaukee Bucks. There’s so much intensity around the name Giannis. The hype and the trend surrounding the Bucks’ star player are overwhelming, which is why it’s understandable that he’s the top contender for another NBA MVP award.
And if he wins, it’s three-peat for Giannis, which means he will be joining the rank of Larry Bird, Bill Russell, and Wilt Chamberlain. The only NBA players that won the NBA MVP award in three consecutive years.
This year is another chance for Giannis to compete at his best. And looking at his five recent matches for this season, he is perfectly doing good at it. According to one report, he’s just one rebound away from a double-double. He recorded 31 pts, nine rebounds, and one assist.
Giannis is sitting comfortably in first place in all different playmaking sites NBA MVP odds ranking. His current betting odds are between +300 to +450.
We heard good stuff around Luka Doncic for some time now. The best remark made for Doncic is how he was compared to Larry Bird, LeBron James, and even to Magic Johnson. And that’s where everyone thinks Doncic is up for something more in the court. Undeniably, Doncic is something when it comes inside the court. His basketball IQ, physical abilities, and passing it’s entirely in a different dimension. As others would like to dub it as “fourth dimension.”
But will this be all enough for Luka Doncic to earn that prestigious NBA MVP award? The Dallas Mavericks is still at 6-5 standing and need to beat the other teams to lock in as the top-two seed in each conference.
Nevertheless, of the team standing, Luka on his own has glaring statistics. This season he recorded 27.5 points per game, 9.5 total rebounds, 8.8 assists, and 46.9% field goal percentage.
Luka is beating Giannis closely in the odds ranking at +400 to +550 according to different playmaking sites. Tough contender? We bet he is!
The NBA just tipped off last December 22, and everyone is now discussing their MVP favorites. It can’t be helped then as this season is filled with many great candidates to win the award- both in the veteran and the young guns class. And because of this, every fan is excited to watch every match.
Looking forward to how their favorites will continue to show progress and, at the same time, check the odd rankings if there will be changes. It will be another exciting season for everyone, and we are all looking forward to whoever wins the trophy.