clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Giannis Antetokounmpo improves odds to win 2019-20 NBA MVP award

Greek Freak has the Bucks on a 14-game winning streak heading into Week 8 of the season. We take a look at how the lines on DraftKings Sportsbook for MVP have moved.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo works for a shot against Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard during the third quarter at Fiserv Forum. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, we were talking about all the hype surrounding Luka Doncic and his incredible month of November. The Mavericks young star averaged a triple-double of 30-10-10 last month, and improved his odds to win the 2019-20 NBA MVP plenty. But that wasn’t even enough to get him close to Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak has the Bucks on a 14-game winning streak and enter Sunday’s play at 20-3, tied with the Lakers for the top spot in the League.

Giannis has been dominant this season and looks poised to take home his second straight MVP award. He’s improved on his point and rebound averages so far this season and is shooting more from outside, averaging 5.0 three-point attempts per game. His effective FG% is at a career high (60.3%) and Milwaukee is on pace for around 65-70 wins this season. Unless things change, Giannis could run away with the award. I hope the competition doesn’t make it easy on him, though.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 players with the best odds to win NBA MVP on DraftKings Sportsbook:

Giannis Antetokounmpo (+175)
Luka Doncic (+400)
James Harden (+450)
LeBron James (+700)
Anthony Davis (+1200)
Joel Embiid (+3300)
Nikola Jokic (+3300)
Kawhi Leonard (+3300)
Paul George (+5000)
Damian Lillard (+6600)

Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ) or 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN)
21+. NJ/IN Only. Eligibility restrictions apply.
Odds and lines subject to change. See website for details.