NBA Finals MVP Odds Show a Two-Man Race With Steph Curry & Jayson Tatum

Larry Rupp
NBA Finals MVP odds show a two-man race between Steph Curry and Jayson Tatum.
NBA Finals MVP odds show a two-man race between Steph Curry and Jayson Tatum. / Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The end of the NBA Conference Finals round is on the horizon and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors maintains the top spot in the Finals MVP odds. Boston's Jayson Tatum follows right on his heels, though, in what has become a two-man race.

Curry leads all candidates with odds set at +125, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The only other player even close to him is Tatum at +220 then comes a massive gap. The rest of the top five is filled out by Jaylen Brown (+800), Klay Thompson (+1300), and Draymond Green (+1500).

Curry has been the driving force of a Warriors team that is up 3-1 in a series against the Dallas Mavericks. He is averaging a reliable 26.7 points per game to go along with 6.0 assists and 5.1 rebounds during the playoffs. The 34-year-old has yet to be named a Finals MVP in his career.

Meanwhile, Tatum continues to improve in his fifth NBA season. He is pouring in 26.9 points, racking up 6.3 rebounds and dishing out 6.3 assists per night this postseason. The 24-year-old's efforts have been highlighted by a stellar 46-point performance in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Here's a look at the rest of the NBA Finals MVP odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

2021-22 NBA Finals MVP Odds

1. Stephen Curry (+125)

2. Jayson Tatum (+220)

3. Jaylen Brown (+800)

4. Klay Thompson (+1300)

5. Draymond Green (+1500)

6. Jimmy Butler (+2700)

7. Jordan Poole (+3000)

8. Marcus Smart (+4300)

9. Luka Doncic (+4900)

10. Al Horford (+6000)

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