NBA MVP Odds Favor Giannis Antetokounmpo One Week Prior to 2019-20 Season Tip Off

Mike Esposito
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With just one week before the 2019-20 NBA season tips off, Giannis Antetokounmpo remains the favorite to repeat as the NBA Most Valuable Player Award.

The Greek Freak has +270 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, putting the reigning NBA MVP atop the list of superstars that could take home the 2019-2020 version of the award.

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Antetokounmpo is coming off a monster 2018-19 campaign in which he set career highs in points per game (27.7), rebounds per game (12.5) and assists per game (5.9), leading the Milwaukee Bucks to an NBA-best 60-22 regular-season record and an Eastern Conference Finals appearance.

Behind Antetokounmpo in the MVP odds is Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (+500), who won the award in back-to-back seasons (2014-15 and 2015-16). The two-time MVP could see a sizable leap in production with Kevin Durant now in Brooklyn and Klay Thompson expected to be out for a majority of the year.

The rest of the top-five consists of the some of the league's usual suspects in James Harden (+750) and LA Lakers teammates Anthony Davis (+750) and LeBron James (+850).

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Another notable MVP option is Rookie of the Year favorite Zion Williamson, who has +10000 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

While Antetokounmpo's name remains at the top of the odds, there will surely be some moving and shaking once the season kicks off on Oct. 22.

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