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NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds: Rudy Gobert and Ben Simmons to Decide Race on FanDuel Sportsbook

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The NBA Defensive Player of the Year award race likely is down to Rudy Gobert and Ben Simmons based on the odds.
The NBA Defensive Player of the Year award race likely is down to Rudy Gobert and Ben Simmons based on the odds. / Alex Goodlett/Getty Images
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The NBA Defensive Player of the Odds continue to favor Rudy Gobert (-450) at FanDuel Sportsbook with less than 15 games remaining in the regular season. The Utah Jazz's dominant center remains a favorite over Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons (+390) and Indiana Pacers top shot blocker Myles Turner (+1500).

Gobert is No. 2 in the Association with 13.6 rebounds per game, and he's stifled opponents this season with 2.8 blocks per game, just behind league-leader and DPOY challenger Turner. Gobert's defensive presence is a huge part of the Jazz (44-15) maintaining the league's best record.

The versatile 6-foot 10 Simmons is having a strong season averaging 14.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game. But his defense is the difference as he's most often tasked with guarding the opponents top scorer. Simmons and leading MVP candidate Joel Embiid have led the 76ers (39-19) to the best record in the Eastern Conference and remain slightly ahead of the NBA Championship favorite Brooklyn Nets (39-20) in the Atlantic division.

Here's a look at the rest of the odds to win the Defensive Player of the Year award.

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds

1. Rudy Gobert (-450)

2. Ben Simmons (+390)

3. Myles Turner (+1500)

4. Giannis Antetokounmpo (+3600)

5. Joel Embiid (+6500)

6. Bam Adebayo (+10000)


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