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NBA Most Improved Player Odds: Jerami Grant Leads and Julius Randle Rises

Julius Randle - New York Knicks
Julius Randle - New York Knicks / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Jerami Grant moved into the lead as favorite to win the NBA's Most Improved Player award three weeks ago. Now halfway through the season and the Detroit Pistons seventh-year forward has increased his lead. Grant is -210 to win the award, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Grant moved past Christian Wood last month, but now Julius Randle has made a major move up the odds to +480 this month. Randle was +6500 in mid-February. FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds show Christian Wood (+500) and Jaylen Brown (+700) as the other leading contenders to challenge Grant.

Grant has exploded in his first year with the Detroit Pistons, averaging 23.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. The Pistons (10-26) still have the worst record in the Eastern Conference.

Randle leads the playoff-bound Knicks (19-18) with career-highs of 23.2 points, 11.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.

The Houston Rockets (11-23) have fallen into last place in the Southwest division since trading James Harden in January. Christian Wood leads the team in points (22.0) and rebounds (10.2) per game. Zach LaVine's scoring surge to 28.7 points per game has moved him up considerably, as he's now +3000 as the Bulls (16-18) battle for a playoff spot.

Here are the current FanDuel Sportsbook odds to win the NBA Most Improved Player Award.

1. Jerami Grant, F, Detroit Pistons (-210)

2. Julius Randle, F, New York Knicks (+480)

3. Christian Wood, F/C, Houston Rockets (+500)

4. Jaylen Brown G/F, Boston Celtics (+700)

5. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, G, Oklahoma City Thunder (+3000)

6. Zach LaVine, G, Chicago Bulls (+3000)

7. Chris Boucher, F, Toronto Raptors (+3600)

8. Collin Sexton, G, Cleveland Cavaliers (+3600)

9. Dejounte Murray, G, San Antonio Spurs (+5500)

10. Domantas Sabonis, F, Indiana Pacers (+5500)

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