NBA Rookie of the Year Odds on Opening Night Favor Jalen Green Over Cunningham, Suggs on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA Rookie of the Year odds favor Jalen Green ahead of opening night of the 2021-22 NBA season.
FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA Rookie of the Year odds favor Jalen Green ahead of opening night of the 2021-22 NBA season. / Joe Scarnici/GettyImages

The 2021-22 NBA season opens on Tuesday, Oct. 19 and people are already looking ahead to the future. FanDuel Sportsbook has odds on a variety of award markets, including who'll be named this year's NBA Rookie of the Year.

Houston Rockets shooting guard Jalen Green is the +210 NBA Rookie of the Year favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The 19-year-old played for the G-League Ignite last season, averaging 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists against grown men.

The first overall pick in this year's draft, Cade Cunningham has the second-best odds at +300. The Detroit Pistons guard proved he could do it all for the Oklahoma State Cowboys last season, averaging 20.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG and 3.5 APG across 27 contests.

Orlando Magic point guard Jalen Suggs rounds out the top three at +700 odds. While he may not be a scoring threat like Green and Cunningham, Suggs averaged a respectable 14.4 PPG, 5.3 APG, 4.5 APG with Gonzaga last season while also averaging 1.9 steals.

Here's a look at how the rest of the NBA Rookie of the Year odds are shaping up ahead of opening night.

1. Jalen Green, Houston Rockets (+210)

2. Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons (+300)

3. Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic (+700)

4. Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors (+1100)

5. Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers (+1300)

6. Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets (+1400)

7. Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder (+1600)

8. Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings (+1600)

9. James Bouknight, Charlotte Hornets (+2500)

10. Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers (+2900)

11. Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic (+3400)

12. Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors (+4000)

13. Jalen Johnson, Atlanta Hawks (+4000)

14. Joshua Primo, San Antonio Spurs (+5000)

15. Tre Mann, Oklahoma City Thunder (+5000)

16. Trey Murphy, New Orleans Pelicans (+5000)

17. Corey Kispert, San Antonio Spurs (+6000)

18. Cameron Thomas, Brooklyn Nets (+6000)

19. Nah'Shon Hyland, Denver Nuggets (+7000)

20. Jared Butler, Utah Jazz (+8000)

21. Moses Moody, Golden State Warriors (+8000)

22. Quentin Grimes, New York Knicks (+8000)

23. Ziaire Williams, Memphis Grizzlies (+9500)

24. Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls (+9500)

25. Keon Johnson, Los Angeles Clippers (+9500)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.