NBA 6th Man of the Year Odds Place Lou Williams & Spencer Dinwiddie Atop Race for 2019 Season Award

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The sixth man on an NBA team is an important and often overlooked role. A sixth man is expected to bring a spark off the bench, play alongside the starters and even lead the second-unit players into a rhythm on the floor.

Los Angeles Clippers' guard Lou Williams won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award last season to earn back-to-back distinctions, and he is the betting favorite to win it for a third straight season in 2019 at +170 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Lou Williams Sixth Man Award

Williams has been an important member of this Clippers' team for a couple seasons now, which has led to him winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in back-to-back seasons, as well as for a third time in the last five seasons. Should Williams win it again this season, he would break his tie with Jamal Crawford for the most NBA Sixth of the Year Awards in history with four.

Brooklyn Nets' guard Spencer Dinwiddie is behind Williams with the second-best odds to win it this year, at +700. He had a career year last season, averaging 16.8 points per game (PPG) and 4.6 assists per game (APG) in 28.1 minutes per game (MPG).

Clippers' big man Montrezl Harrell and Orlando Magic swingman Terrence Ross are both tied for the third-best shot to win the award, as the pair's latest odds both fell from +950 to +1100, respectively.

Harrell also saw a career year last season, averaging 16.6 PPG and 6.5 rebounds per game (RPG). With improved health, the veteran Ross thrived in his sixth-man role for Orlando last season, averaging 15.1 PPG and 2.7 made 3-pointers per game last season.

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