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NBA MVP odds tracker: Giannis Antetokounmpo dominates Lakers, Stephen Curry’s odds rise after win vs. Nets

We take an updated look at the NBA MVP odds on DraftKings Sportsbook after a month of games.

Los Angeles Lakers v Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots against Avery Bradley of the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA game at Fiserv Forum on November 17, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images

Update: Giannis Antetokounmpo entered the week third in the MVP odds table at +600. He put up 47 points on 18-23 shooting in a 109-102 win over the Lakers Wednesday, which will surely see his numbers improve slightly. Curry’s odds have jumped up to +250 after Golden State’s win Tuesday over the Nets.

Update: Curry dropped 37 points, five assists and seven rebounds in Golden State’s 117-99 victory over Brooklyn. Durant had 19 points, three assists and five rebounds but struggled from the field in a 6-19 effort. The MVP odds have not moved as a result of this game at the moment, but there could be some change in the coming days.

Curry moved up to +250 to win MVP after the Dubs beat the Nets on Tuesday night. Durant remains at +475 behind Curry despite having an awful shooting performance on Tuesday in the third quarter, when the Warriors pulled away from Brooklyn.

After one month of the 2021-22 NBA season, the MVP race has begun to take shape. Preseason odds-on favorite Luka Doncic is now fourth in the running at +800 according to DraftKings Sportsbook, as three NBA champions have overtaken the Mavericks phenom.

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry leads the way at +275. He was +900 at the beginning of the season. Curry is averaging 28.4 points, 6.4 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game while maintaining his deadly efficiency from deep. The numbers might be down from his previous MVP campaigns but that’s largely due to Golden State’s deep rotation. The Warriors are 11-2 early in the season and look like title contenders once again.

Durant (+475) has been brilliant even as the Nets had a rocky start with Kyrie Irving sidelined. It’s hard to believe he had an Achilles injury a few seasons ago, as Durant is averaging 29.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. He’s not quite at 50-40-90 splits due to free throw shooting but Durant could end up being the best player on the league’s best team. That’s usually a good formula for success when it comes to lifting the MVP award.

The reigning Finals MVP is looking good early in the season as well. Giannis Antetokounmpo has had to keep the Bucks afloat amid some injuries and Khris Middleton being sidelined with COVID. The Greek Freak is averaging 26.6 points, 11.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game so far. The Bucks are 6-8 at the moment but should turn things around as their starters return. Watch out for Antetokounmpo as the season goes on. He’s +600 in MVP odds.

NBA MVP odds 2021-22 (November 15)

Steph Curry: +275
Kevin Durant: +475
Giannis Antetokounmpo: +600
Luka Doncic: +800
Nikola Jokic: +1300
Joel Embiid: +1500
Ja Morant: +2200
Jimmy Butler: +2500
Paul George: +3000
Anthony Davis: +3500
James Harden: +4000
Jayson Tatum: +4000
Donovan Mitchell: +4000
Trae Young: +4500
Damian Lillard: +5000
Devin Booker: +5000
LeBron James: +5000
Julius Randle: +5500
LaMelo Ball: +6000
Zach LaVine: +6500
DeMar DeRozan: +7000
Chris Paul: +10000
Karl-Anthony Towns: +10000

Full list of odds at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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