NBA MVP Odds Update Sees LeBron James Surging as Favorite
We're now well into the NBA season as February arrives, and the King has moved to the top of the MVP odds at FanDuel Sportsbook. LeBron James has surged from +1100 less than three weeks ago to the new NBA MVP favorite at +350.
Right behind is Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (+440), who has also moved up while recent MVP favorite Luke Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks has fallen back and is now +750, along with Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.
Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has made a massive leap lately, and he is No. 3 in this week's update at +550 odds to win NBA MVP.
LeBron scored 46 points on 19-of-26 shooting in a 115-108 win at Cleveland Jan. 25. That got bettors attention and was a big part of his rise up the odds board for NBA MVP. The Los Angeles Lakers (16-6) are battling the Los Angeles Clippers (16-5) atop the Pacific Division.
James and Jokic will go head to head when the Lakers and Nuggets (12-8) square off in Los Angeles on Feb. 4 in a showdown of MVP favorites.
Latest NBA MVP Odds 2021
1. LeBron James (+350)
2. Nikola Jokic (+440)
3. Joel Embiid (+550)
4. Kevin Durant (+750)
5. Luka Doncic (+750)
6. Steph Curry (+1200)
7. Giannis Antetokounmpo (+1300)
8. Damian Lillard (+3000)
9. Kawhi Leonard (+3600)
10. James Harden (+4600)
11. Paul George (+5500)
12. Jayson Tatum (+8500)
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