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NBA MVP Odds: Nikola Jokic Running Away With Award at FanDuel Sportsbook

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Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic is running away in the odds to win 2021 NBA MVP.
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic is running away in the odds to win 2021 NBA MVP. / Sean Gardner/Getty Images
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The MVP race is nearly decided with six games remaining in the NBA regular season. Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (-1300) has extended his lead in the MVP odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Jokic is now the clear favorite for Most Valuable Player over Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (+950). Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (+2100) has made a push but is on the outside looking in.

Jokic is currently averaging 26.4 points, 10.9 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game for the Nuggets, who are tied for the third-best record in the Western Conference. He's recording career highs in points, assists, shooting percentage (56.5%) and free throws (85.8%).

Embiid has led the 76ers to the best record in the Eastern Conference while averaging 29.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Philadelphia is battling the NBA championship favorite Brooklyn Nets for the top playoff seed in the East.

Here's a look at FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA MVP odds as the regular season comes to a close.

NBA MVP Odds 2021

1. Nikola Jokic (-1300)

2. Joel Embiid (+950)

3. Stephen Curry (+2100)

4. Giannis Antetokounmpo (+2900)

5. Damian Lillard (+6500)

6. LeBron James (+8500)

7. Luka Doncic (+8500)

8. Chris Paul (+10000)

9. James Harden (+10000)

10. Julius Randle (+13000)

11. Russell Westbrook (+24000)


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