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NBA MVP Odds: Joel Embiid Leads Three Top Contenders at All-Star Break on FanDuel Sportsbook

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NBA MVP odds favor Joel Embiid with Giannis Antetokounmpo a top contender.
NBA MVP odds favor Joel Embiid with Giannis Antetokounmpo a top contender. / Stacy Revere/GettyImages
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Three quarters of the way through the regular season at the All-Star Game break, and Joel Embiid is holding his lead for MVP over Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Embiid now has another superstar on the Philadelphia 76ers with the recent trade and addition of James Harden. Will he still get as many touches and shots to keep up his league-leading scoring at 29.6 points per game?

Embiid's MVP-caliber season also includes 11.9 rebounds and a career-high 4.5 assists per game. Embiid is just behind Jokic and Antetokounmpo in Player Efficiency Ratings, and Giannis is scoring 29.4 points per game with 11.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists. Jokic is scoring 26.0 points per game with 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists.

Steph Curry went into a 10-day slump in mid January and lost his spot as favorite to Giannis. But Embiid has been surging since mid-January when his MVP odds were +3000. The 76ers big man has been the favorite with Nikola Jokic as those two put up monstrous stat lines over a two-week stretch to close January.

Here are the updated futures and MVP odds for the leading favorites and challengers on FanDuel Sportsbook.

NBA MVP Odds 2022

1. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (+145)

2. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (+270)

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (+390)

4. Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors (+1200)

5. Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (+1800)

6. DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls (+2000)

7. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks (+3000)

8. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (+3000)

9. Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns (+3000)

10. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (+6500)


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