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LeBron James Disrespected by Latest NBA MVP Odds

Jason Schandl
LeBron James' NBA MVP odds have fallen behind Joel Embiid.
LeBron James' NBA MVP odds have fallen behind Joel Embiid. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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Heading into the All-Star break last week, LeBron James was favored to win the NBA MVP award for the 2020-21 season.

Despite the fact that the league has been on break for the last week, FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA MVP odds suddenly favor Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid as teams prepare to return to action on Wednesday.

LeBron James NBA MVP Odds

LeBron's odds have plummeted from +170 to +260, even though he has only played in one game since he was last favored.

Oh, and in that one game? He went 16-of-24 from the field, dropping 38 points to go with 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 1 block.

Joel Embiid NBA MVP Odds

Embiid, on the other hand, vaulted from +350 to +190. That move was on the back of an admittedly outstanding 40-point, 19-rebound showing against the Utah Jazz, but one single game in the middle of the regular season shouldn't cause such a drastic swing.

Whether he's the betting favorite or not, Lakers fans have to be feeling pretty good about The King's chances of taking home another NBA MVP award, not to mention another NBA Championship.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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