NBA MVP Odds: Joel Embiid Extends Lead as Favorite Before James Harden's 76ers Debut

Isaiah De Los Santos
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid has extended his lead as the favorite in the odds to win NBA MVP.
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid has extended his lead as the favorite in the odds to win NBA MVP. / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

The Philadelphia 76ers made a huge move at the NBA Trade Deadline by swinging a deal for James Harden. They'll now pair the former league MVP with Joel Embiid, who continues to grow his lead as the frontrunner for the award this season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Embiid took over as the favorite in the first week of February, and he remains on top at +145 MVP odds with All-Star Weekend approaching. He continues to carry the fifth-place Sixers, but Harden (+24000) could help lighten the load and reignite his MVP case once he returns from injury.

Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic checks in second (+370) behind Embiid, followed by Giannis Antetokounmpo (+410).

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry finds himself slipping in the race, going from +450 in early February to +750. Ja Morant, meanwhile, rounds out the top five at +1400 odds.

Here's how the latest MVP odds are shaping up on FanDuel Sportsbook.


1. Joel Embiid (+145)

2. Nikola Jokic (+370)

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo (+410)

4. Stephen Curry (+750)

5. Ja Morant (+1400)

6. Devin Booker (+2700)

7. Chris Paul (+2700)

8. Luka Doncic (+4800)

9. DeMar DeRozan (+4800)

10. Kevin Durant (+5500)

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