The NBA's MVP award race got a major shakeup last night, as Steph Curry left the Warrior's game against the Phoenix Suns with a broken hand. Curry had the second-best odds to win the award as of Oct. 25, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
With Curry set to miss 4-6 weeks of action, the MVP race looks a lot more wide open than it did last night.
However, the odds at the top didn't change much, as Giannis Antetokounmpo is still favored to win the award, at +270. Last year's MVP has gotten off to another hot start, averaging 23.8 points per game (PPG), 13.5 rebounds per game (RPG) and 8.0 assists per game (APG).
Giannis' Milwaukee Bucks are just 2-2 on the season though, and Anthony Davis has seen his odds improve from +750, as of Oct. 25, to +490. Davis' 40-point, 20-rebound performance (in just three quarters of action) against the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this week likely had a lot to do with his spike in value.
Trailing Davis is another perennial MVP contender, James Harden (+500). Harden erupted last night, scoring 59 points against the Washington Wizards, leading his Houston Rockets to victory, 159-158. The Beard is now averaging 36.8 PPG on the year, which is the best mark in the NBA.
Rounding out the rest of the top five, Kawhi Leonard is available at +800, and LeBron James clocks in at +1000.
There's still plenty of basketball yet to be played though, so while Giannis is currently the favorite, these odds are likely to shift in the not-too-distant future.
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