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NBA MVP Odds: Kevin Durant's Knee Injury Shakes Up Favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook

Kevin Durant's knee injury has shaken up the odds to win NBA MVP.
Kevin Durant's knee injury has shaken up the odds to win NBA MVP. / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

The NBA MVP race has taken a big turn following news of Kevin Durant's knee injury. Durant has been ruled out for the next 4-6 weeks, knocking off the co-frontrunner for the award and opening the door for new contenders to work their way up the leaderboard.

Durant's injury caused him to fall from +200 odds last week to +1400, and simultaneously helped other players' chances.

The Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (+390) has seen his odds rise in the aftermath. Milwaukee buried the Golden State Warriors 119-99 on Jan. 13, and Bucks superstar's performance helped him close the gap on Stephen Curry (+140), who disappointed in that outing.

Last year's regular season MVP Nikola Jokic (+600) had his odds improve as well this week. The Denver Nuggets star leads nearly every meaningful efficiency metric while carrying the short-handed Nuggets to an above .500 record.

Here are the updated MVP odds available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

1. Stephen Curry (+140)

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo (+390)

3. Nikola Jokic (+600)

4. Joel Embiid (+1100)

5. Kevin Durant (+1400)

6. Ja Morant (+1600)

7. DeMar DeRozan (+3300)

8. LeBron James (+3300)

9. Luka Doncic (+6000)

10. James Harden (+6500)

11. Devin Booker (+7000)

12. Chris Paul (+7000)

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