2023 NBA MVP Odds: Luka Doncic Favored Over Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo on FanDuel Sportsbook
By Larry Rupp
The 2021-2022 NBA season was full of stellar performances and standout players, but it was Nikola Jokic that reigned supreme as the MVP. The Denver Nuggets center has taken home the hardware in back-to-back seasons now as the rest of the NBA's superstars aim stop his dominant run next year.
Dallas' Luka Doncic is the favorite to be named NBA MVP with odds set at +500, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The 23-year-old has gotten better with each passing season, recently averaging 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game. Doncic's ability to rack up triple-doubles is simply impressive.
Joel Embiid is right on Doncic's tail with odds set at +550 and Giannis Antetokpunmpo has odds set at +700. It should come as no surprise considering Embiid has finished as the MVP runner-up in each of the last two seasons and Antetokounmpo has two MVP awards to his credit already (2019 and 2020).
Keep in mind Jokic ranks fifth with odds set at +1200 and four-time MVP LeBron James finds himself tied for the tenth-best odds at +2800. Here's a look at the rest of the 2023 NBA MVP odds, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
2023 NBA MVP Odds
1. Luka Doncic, DAL (+500)
2. Joel Embiid, PHI (+550)
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL (+700)
4. Kevin Durant, BKN (+1000)
5. Nikola Jokic, DEN (+1200)
6. Stephen Curry, GSW (+1300)
7. Jayson Tatum, BOS (+1500)
8. Ja Morant, MEM (+1600)
9. Kawhi Leonard, LAC (+2400)
10. Devin Booker, PHO (+2800)
11. LeBron James, LAL (+2800)
12. Trae Young, ATL (+4100)
13. Karl-Anthony Towns, MIN (+4500)
14. Jimmy Butler, MIA (+6000)
15. Zion Williamson, NOP (+6000)
16. Anthony Davis, LAL (+6500)
17. Anthony Edwards, MIN (+6500)
18. Donovan Mitchell, UTAH (+7000)
19. Damian Lillard, POR (+8000)
20. LaMelo Ball, CHA (+8500)
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