NBA Sixth Man of the Year Odds Have Dennis Schroder Nearing Lou Williams in Latest Update
The NBA's Sixth Man of the Year race has been largely dominated by two players for much of the season. The odd part is that the two players are teammates.
Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrel have been the top two players in the odds since November, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. As of Nov. 13, Williams was at +125, while Harrell was available at +600.
However, fast forward to now and there's a new man in the running. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder has leapfrogged Harrell and now has the second-best odds at +195.
Williams, meanwhile, is still the favorite at +135, while Harrell has fallen to +260 after being listed at +195 on Jan. 19.
Schroder has been on a tear the last few months. After averaging 14.6 points per game (PPG) in October and 15.7 PPG in November, he has put up 22.3, 20.4 and 23.3 PPG in December, January and February, respectively.
The Thunder as a team have also performed well, winning nine of their last 11 games, which have included two 30-point and seven 20-point performances from Schroder in that span.
While Williams still has a decent lead in the odds to win this award, Schroder's ascendance certainly has shifted things a bit.
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