The 2022 NBA Playoffs are nearing their midway point, and with no runaway favorite for this year’s Larry O’Brien Trophy, bettors have been afforded the luxury of a highly contested battle in the NBA Finals MVP odds market..
Let’s have a look at the current futures market as the postseason marches on!
Stephen Curry (+275)
The Warriors are once again NBA title favorites, so it’s no surprise to see Stephen Curry leading the charge at +275 odds. For all of the success Golden State has had throughout the years, it’s amazing that Curry has never won a Finals MVP award. Bettors certainly like his chances this year, though, with the 34-year-old holding the highest handle percentage at 16.6%. Curry most recently dropped 32 points against the Grizzlies on Monday, propelling the Dubs to a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Devin Booker +450
Slotting in behind the two-time league MVP is Phoenix Suns superstar Devin Booker, who opened as the odds-on-favorite at +500. Booker was fantastic in last night’s 110-80 blowout win over the Mavericks, racking up 28 points on 11-20 shooting and helping the Suns take a 3-2 series lead back to Dallas. Appearing fully recovered from his opening-round hamstring injury, the 25-year-old sits second in both ticket and handle percentages at 12.8% and 15.3%, respectively.
Jayson Tatum (+500)
Tatum dropped 30 points on the Bucks in Game 4, leading a fierce fourth-quarter comeback as Boston rallied to secure a much-needed 116-108 victory to tie the series up at two games apiece. It was an impressive bounce-back performance from the 24-year-old superstar after he was held to just ten points on 4-of-19 shooting in Game 3. In a series that continues to go back and forth – both in outright winners and in NBA spreads – Tatum’s standing on the odds board will likely fluctuate. The same goes for his Milwaukee counterpart, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Chris Paul (+600)
Naturally, we can’t forget about Phoenix’s crafty veteran point guard. Paul has looked a little out of sorts against Dallas of late, fouling out in Game 4 with just five points while racking up an uncharacteristic 17 turnovers through the first five contests. That said, we all remember his historic Game 6 performance in the opening round against the New Orleans Pelicans, so he should be able to right the ship soon enough.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (+750)
Despite Game 4’s ugly fourth-quarter collapse, bettors remain confident in the defending champs, with the Greek Freak besting Tatum in both ticket (12.1%) and handle (15.1%) percentage in the NBA Finals MVP market. Last year’s Finals MVP has impressed in the online sports betting and prop betting spaces by dominating Boston’s No. 1 defense. Giannis is averaging 32 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, as he continues to shoulder even more of the scoring load in the absence of Khris Middleton.
Giannis Antetokounmpo since the start of 2018-19 (regular and postseason combined):
30.9 PTS, 13.3 REB, 6.2 AST, 1.4 BLK, 1.2 STL per 75 possessions, 62.7 TS%
2 MVPs, 1 Defensive Player of the Year, 1 Finals MVP, 1 championship
35, 13, 5, 2 and 1 in the 2021 Finals
— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) May 1, 2022
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