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NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds Favor New Leader Marcus Smart on FanDuel Sportsbook

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NBA Defensive Player of the Year odds in final 10 days of 2021-22 season.
NBA Defensive Player of the Year odds in final 10 days of 2021-22 season. / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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Just over a month ago, there were four players as top contenders for NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Neither Marcus Smart or Bam Adebayo were even in the top 10 and considered an after thought for the top defensive player award.

The Adebayo surged into the favorite role last week, but now Marcus Smart has made the late season move. The Boston Celtics guard has spearheaded an NBA-best defense, and Smart’s odds have quickly shortened to the favorite's position at +135 after sitting near +4000 in mid-March and +1600 last week.

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was on his was to winning his fourth DPOY award a month ago, but he's faded a bit and is now +500. Phoenix Suns small forward Mikal Bridges is still a leading contender at +360, and he's continued to move up since being +1600 in mid-February.

With just 10 days and six games or less remaining for each team, here are the updated Defensive Player of the Year odds as the major moves and odds have adjusted on FanDuel Sportsbook.

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds 2022

1. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics (+135)

2. Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (+270)

3. Mikal Bridges, Phoenix Suns (+390)

4. Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz (+500)

5. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (+1400)

6. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (+1400)

7. Robert Williams, Boston Celtics (+3000)

8. Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers (+5500)

9. Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (+6500)

10. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (+24000)

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