The Michigan State senior is averaging 18.1 points and 6.1 assists per game this season, and he's led the Spartans to a 14-4 record thus far. That impressive effort has kept him atop the odds to win the 2019-20 Wooden Award, and he's currently available at +500.
Marquette's senior guard Markus Howard isn't too far behind though, as his odds have been set at +600. Howard has been on a tear this season, averaging 27.3 points per game, and he's powered the Golden Eagles to a 13-5 start.
Following those two, Dayton's Obi Toppin and Louisville's Jordan Nwora are tied for the third-best odds at +650.
Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. (+750) has the best odds among all freshman, and his 17.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game have helped the Blue Devils jump out to a 15-2 start to the season. He'll certainly have a chance to increase his standing in the odds tonight, when No. 3 Duke faces No. 11 Louisville.
After Carey, there's a pretty significant drop-off, as Payton Pritchard has the sixth-best odds, and he's all the way back at +1500.
While there seems to be a pretty well-defined top five in the odds to win the 2019-20 Wooden Award, there's still plenty of time for someone to make a late-season run. Expect these odds to continue to shift as the season progresses.
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