Jrue Holiday NBA Finals MVP Odds Crash After Poor Start to the Series at FanDuel Sportsbook

Larry Rupp
Jrue Holiday's odds to win NBA Finals MVP have dropped following his performance to start the series.
Jrue Holiday's odds to win NBA Finals MVP have dropped following his performance to start the series. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks find themselves in a 2-0 series hole after dropping Game 2 of the NBA Finals to the Phoenix Suns by a score of 118-108. Jrue Holiday's struggles on the offensive end of the court continued on Thursday night and it has caused his odds to win NBA Finals MVP to plummet.

Jrue Holiday NBA Finals MVP Odds

Holiday's odds to capture the storied award sat at +1000 heading into the Finals, but has now dropped all the way down to +24000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Those odds rank well below leaders Chris Paul (-140), Devin Booker (+250) and teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo (+400).

It's no secret that Holiday has been struggling when it comes to his shooting efficiency. He has made just 11 of his 35 field goal attempts (31.4%) this series. That low mark is especially surprising given he posted a career-high 50.3% field goal percentage in the regular season this year.

The 12-year pro is also failing to contribute from beyond the arc as he has attempted just 3.5 three-pointers per game so far compared to his regular season average of 4.8. Holiday is elite on the defensive side of the ball, but his failure to consistently score is a big deal when these games are being decided within 10 points or so.

There are at least two more games to go in this series and anything can happen in the NBA Finals MVP race. However, Holiday seems like long shot to take home the award at this point.

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