NBA Finals MVP Odds Shaken Up After Raptors' Game 1 Win Over Warriors

Dan Israeli
2019 NBA Finals - Game One
2019 NBA Finals - Game One / Gregory Shamus

Cover Photo: Getty Images

The odds to win the 2019 NBA Finals MVP award got a little spicy following the Toronto Raptors' 118-109 victory against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1.

Pascal Siakam, the man known as Spicy P, saw a sizeable increase in his odds to win the award following his 32-point explosion, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Entering Game 1, Siakam was listed at +5000 to win the NBA Finals MVP, but he's since jumped to +850. Despite the boost, he is still a fairly big underdog compared to his teammate Kawhi Leonard, who has the second-best odds (+195).

However, both players are looking up at Steph Curry, who leads the pack at -111 to win the award. The loss did impact Curry's odds, however, as he was listed at -154 ahead of Thursday night's game.

Klay Thompson's odds also took a hit, as he fell from +1400 on May 30 to +3600 following his 21-point performance in Game 1.

A sleeper for MVP, however, may be the guy who didn't play one minute in Game 1, Kevin Durant. While Durant (+2200) has been ruled out for Game 2, he can still make a great case for MVP if he returns in Game 3 and changes the tide of this series.

Even though Curry is still favored to win his first Finals MVP, he'll likely face some stiff competition from Leonard, Siakam and Durant.

Join FanDuel Sportsbook Today. New users get a risk-free bet up to $500. Join Now.