2020 NBA MVP Regular Season Odds

2020 NBA Regular Season MVP Betting Odds, 7/11/19 “Greek Freak” Favored

The 2020 NBA regular season MVP betting odds are out and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks is favored to repeat as the winner. That said, is he the best value?

2020 NBA MVP Regular Season Betting Odds

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com, the “Greek Freak” has 3/1 odds to win the MVP, making him the current favorite. James Harden and Steph Curry, meanwhile, are 5/1, respectively, to win the MVP, followed by Kawhi Leonard at 8/1. Anthony Davis and LeBron James are 10/1, respectively.

Continuing with the odds, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic are 12/1, respectively, followed by Luka Doncic at 15/1. Russell Westbrook is 20/1, followed by Damian Lillard, Karl Anthony Towns and Paul George at 25/1, respectively.

From their the odds drop to 40/1, which is Kyrie Irving, and then 50/1, which is Donovan Mitchell. Draymond Green is 60/1, followed by DeMar Derozan, Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum, Jimmy Butler and this year’s No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson, who are all 75/1, respectively, to win next season’s NBA MVP award in the regular season.

Best Bang for Bettors’ Buck?

In this decade – so since the 2010-11 NBA season – there have been two back-to-back MVP winners. They were LeBron in 2011-12 and 2012-13, and Curry, who won in 2014-15 as well as 2015-16. So, it’s not inconceivable that Antetokounmpo repeats as the MVP. That said, at 3/1 there’s not a ton of value there.

In my opinion, the value is with LeBron at 10/1. He’s coming off the worst season of his career, arguably both on and off the court, but missing the playoffs this year isn’t a terrible thing for James. His body has taken on a lot of wear and tear over the years but he’ll have a longer offseason to heal, rest and get his mind right again for his second season in L.A.

On top of being a relative redemption story next season (and what NBA writer doesn’t love a good story to go along with their MVP award?), LeBron will also have a legit wingman this year in Davis. Depth is an issue for the Lakers but they were able to add DeMarcus Cousins, who played with Davis and fellow teammate Rajon Rondo in New Orleans. The bottom line is that this is a more talented team around LeBron this year than last season.

While the Lakers aren’t the best team in L.A. at the moment, nobody should be surprised if LeBron and Co. jump back into contender mode, especially with Kevin Durant no long in the Golden State. If you’re looking for value with your MVP odds, why not go with a vet that is 10/1 and who has already won the NBA Most Valuable Player award four times in his illustrious career?

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