2022-23 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds

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Giannis Antetokounmpo at NBA All-Star Weekend.
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Mar 16, 2023, 11:40 AM

When it comes to betting on basketball, it’s not just about NBA betting lines for individual games.

Prop bets and future bets have become very popular and when it comes to the NBA, you can wager on who will win season awards, including Defensive Player of the Year.

While the art of defense in today’s NBA can best be described as “optional,” there are still a handful of players who take pride on that end of the floor.

Here’s the NBA Defensive Player of the Year odds as of March 6:

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds

PlayerTeamOdds
Brook LopezBucks -154
Jaren Jackson Jr.Grizzlies+140
Bam AdebayoHeat+2200
Giannis AntetokounmpoBucks+2500

Brook Lopez -154

The big man from the Bucks is staying atop the DPOY race. The 34-year-old is averaging 2.5 blocks, 0.5 steals and contributing 4.7 defensive rebounds per game.

Lopez’s consistency on the defensive end has paid off, as he has always stayed near the top of the list. In the past couple of weeks, the big man gained ground on Jaren Jackson Jr. in the race for DPOY.

Jaren Jackson Jr. +140

The Grizzlies’ young star remains near the top of the DPOY race for yet another week. The former Spartan is averaging 3.1 blocks, 5.0 defensive rebounds, and one steal per game.

Jackson Jr. has led the DPOY race for most of the year but now finds himself facing adversity and is falling behind.

Bam Adebayo +2200

The Miami Heat center enters another week sitting at +2200 to win the Defensive Player of the Year award.

Adebayo is averaging 7.0 defensive rebounds, 1.2 steals, and just under one block per game at 0.8. Time is running out for the former Kentucky star to make a push to the top of the DPOY race.

Giannis Antetokounmpo +2500

The star forward makes his presence known on both ends of the floor, so it comes as no surprise that he remains within the top five. Antetokounmpo is averaging 9.6 defensive rebounds, 0.7 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game.

 

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