NBA Odds: Barring Injury, just 2-man Race For MVP; Clear Cut Faves For ROy, Coach, Defensive Player

Ja Morant put on a show last night, scoring 52 points with a couple of dazzling shots and a chorus of “MVP” chants from the Memphis contingent. 

Even Allen Iverson gave Mr. Morant some MVP support on social media, but the number crunchers aren’t ready to hand over the hardware to the league’s most improved player, just yet. 

SportsBetting  released updated NBA awards odds Tuesday, and Morant went from +1200, or 12-1, to +800 overnight. Just last week, Morant had odds as high as +2500, and he went into the season with +4000 chances.

Joel Embiid remains the odds-on favorite for MVP at -130 while Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo round out the Top 3.

Below are the latest numbers for MVP, Most Improved Player, ROY, DPOY, Sixth Man and Coach of the Year. 


Joel Embiid                  -130

Nikola Jokic                 +300

G. Antetokounmpo     +600

DeMar DeRozan          +800

Ja Morant                    +800

Stephen Curry             +2000

Devin Booker              +2200

Luka Doncic                 +3300

Most Improved Player

Ja Morant                    -1200

Miles Bridges              +900

Darius Garland            +950

Dejounte Murray        +1600

Anfernee Simons        +3300

Rookie of the Year

Evan Mobley               -600

Scottie Barnes             +650

Cade Cunningham      +1000

Josh Giddey                 +1100

Franz Wagner             +2500

Defensive Player of the Year 

Rudy Gobert               -155

G. Antetokounmpo     +375

Jaren Jackson Jr          +550

Draymond Green        +650

Mikal Bridges              +1400

Joel Embiid                  +2000

Evan Mobley               +3300

Sixth Man of the Year

Tyler Herro                  -3300

Kelly Oubre Jr.             +1400

Kevin Love                   +1800

Montrezl Harrell         +6000

Jordan Clarkson          +6600

Coach of the Year

Monty Williams          -225

JB Bickerstaff              +350

Taylor Jenkins             +650

Erik Spoelstra              +900

Billy Donovan              +1200

Steve Kerr                   +2800

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