The international NBA players are all the rage with NBA MVP odds, including Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid.
Jokic is the favorite to win another MVP title at +450, and many believed he deserved to win last year. However, the Greek Freak has firmed with NBA odds throughout the week.
The top-rated American is Jayson Tatum at +800, and Kevin Durant is lurking at +1400.
Antetokounmpo Boosts Chances
The Milwaukee Bucks signing Damian Lillard could be the best thing for Antetokounmpo.
He’s good enough to win MVP titles by himself, but with Lillard in the team, he’ll rack up way more assists and likely get more offensive rebounds.
It’s why he has firmed with NBA MVP odds to +550. A strong betting move is coming for the superstar, who knows what it takes to win individual awards.
After a disappointing year, where the Bucks failed to make an impressive in the NBA Finals following solid NBA conference standings, they had to change something: Lillard.
His addition to the team should free up this NBA team, and get them working more as a unit instead of giving it to Antetokounmpo and hoping for the best.
Back-to-Back for Embiid?
It was a close-run race between Embiid and Jokic last season, but the Philadelphia 76er got it done.
However, it was another early NBA playoffs exit for the 76ers, and Embiid wants to change the narrative.
They have changed a few pieces, namely their coach. Nick Nurse takes over from Doc Rivers, and his coaching style could help Embiid put up bigger numbers.
He also has his mind on the Paris Olympics, where he chose to play for USA and not his native nation of Cameroon.
“It’s exciting for USA Basketball that Joel Embiid wants to represent the United States,” USA director Grant Hill said Thursday in a statement. “Joel and I have had several conversations about his goals, and I’m looking forward to continuing that dialogue knowing that one of those goals is to represent USA Basketball next summer in Paris.”
We like his NBA MVP odds, so include him on your ticket.
Durant never went anywhere, but winning an MVP title could change his career trajectory.
He’s already one of the best shooters ever, but he’s not a natural-born leader. If he wants to take the next step, he might need to take the bull by the horns and go for it.
Winning the MVP is a possibility for Durant with the Phoenix Suns. It’s a dynamic roster, and he’s the senior player with NBA Championship-winning experience, so there are no excuses.
There have been some solid bets for Durant at +1400, and we expect those odds to firm as the NBA season continues. If he gets off to a fast start, which he usually does, he could firm to around +800.
All he needs is to stay away from distractions, X (formerly known as Twitter), and he should be well on his way to MVP success.
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