Kawhi Leonard is Massive Favorite to Win 2019 NBA Finals MVP After Raptors Take 3-1 Series Lead

Max Staley
2019 NBA Finals - Game Four
2019 NBA Finals - Game Four / Ezra Shaw

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The 2019 NBA Finals have taken a surprising turn, with the Toronto Raptors jumping out to a commanding 3-1 series lead. And the odds to win the 2019 NBA Finals MVP certainly reflect this, as Kawhi Leonard (-650) is now a massive favorite to win the award, according FanDuel Sportsbook.

When Toronto was up 2-1 in the series, Stephen Curry was still a slight favorite to win the MVP with -115 odds, just ahead of Leonard, at -104. But following a 36-point performance in Game 4 and the Raptors just one win away from winning the title, it's Leonard that is the massive favorite to take home his second NBA Finals MVP award. Kawhi was the 2014 NBA Finals MVP when he was with the San Antonio Spurs.

Following Leonard is Curry, with +450 odds, as he's also been fantastic in this series, averaging more than 32 points per game. Pascal Siakam and Draymond Green share the same odds to win NBA Finals MVP (+3300), while Kyle Lowry rounds out the top five at +7000 to win the award.

While Leonard and Curry are the heavy favorites to win the 2019 NBA Finals MVP, it looks like this the recipient of this award will ultimately be dictated by which team emerges victorious. And right now, all signs point to Leonard and the Raptors.

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