|2013 NBA BBVA Rising Stars Challenge MVP Odds: Kyrie Irving Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 15 February 2013 13:15|
NBA Rising Stars MVP Odds
HOUSTON, TX (TheSpread) – The NBA BBVA Rising Stars Challenge takes place on Friday night. Here is a look at the odds to win the MVP of this exhibition game.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kyrie Irving is favored to win this honor, as he has 9/2 odds. Other short odds to win the MVP are Damian Lillard (6/1) and Kenneth Faried (9/1).
Irving, a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, will play for Team Shaq in this game. Irving led Team Chuck to a win last year, scoring a game-high 34 points while dishing out nine assists. Irving is averaging 23.5 points and 5.5 assists per game this season.
Lillard is also part of Team Shaq. He is a rookie for the Portland Trail Blazers. Lillard is averaging 18.3 points, 6.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game this season.
Faried is a member of Team Chuck, coached by Charles Barkley. He is a second-year forward for the Denver Nuggets and averaging 12.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game this season.
NBA Rising Stars Challenge will be part of NBA All-Star Weekend, with the game taking place on Friday at 9PM ET from the Toyota Center in Houston. The event will air live on TNT. For the odds for each competitor to win this year’s NBA BBVA Rising Stars Challenge MVP, see below.
2013 NBA BBVA Rising Stars Challenge MVP Odds
Kyrie Irving (Team Shaq) 9/2
Damian Lillard (Team Shaq) 6/1
Kenneth Faried (Team Chuck) 9/1
Kemba Walker (Team Shaq) 12/1
Klay Thompson (Team Shaq) 12/1
Anthony Davis (Team Chuck) 12/1
Ricky Rubio (Team Chuck) 12/1
Brandon Knight (Team Chuck) 14/1
Chandler Parsons (Team Shaq) 16/1
Dion Waiters (Team Shaq) 16/1
Tristan Thompson (Team Chuck) 18/1
Bradley Beal (Team Chuck) 18/1
Kawhi Leonard (Team Chuck) 18/1
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Team Shaq) 18/1
Isaiah Thomas (Team Chuck) 18/1
Tyler Zeller (Team Shaq) 20/1
Harrison Barnes (Team Shaq) 20/1
Nikola Vucevic (Team Chuck) 20/1
Andrew Nicholson (Team Shaq) 20/1
Alexey Shved (Team Chuck) 25/1