Stephen Curry has led the Golden State Warriors through two rounds of the playoffs and currently boasts the highest NBA odds to win Western Conference Finals MVP.
The former league MVP has played in all 12 Warriors playoff games, and he leads the team averaging 26.4 points per game on 45% shooting from the floor. The sharpshooter hasn’t been his typical self from beyond the arc but has still done enough that he’s a favorite to win the award as we head into Game 2 of the West Finals.
Curry opened up as the odds on favorite to win the award at -110 and has seen his odds have a slight increase to -150 after Game 1. The 6-foot-2 guard from Davidson finished the first game of the West Finals with 21 points in 31 minutes of action.
With the NBA being such a star-studded league, it only made sense that Curry and Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks would be neck and neck to capture this award.
Doncic didn’t have a banner showing in Game 1, picking up just 20 points and seven rebounds over 35 minutes in the team’s 112-87 loss.
The Slovenian superstar opened the third round of the playoffs with +200 odds to win the West Finals MVP but has since seen his odds fall to +375 after a lackluster Game 1 showing.
Seven Warriors players scored in double-figures in the first matchup, which included all three of Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Jordan Poole. The trio rounds out the top-five in this series, with Green leading the charge in third place at +1000, followed by Thompson at +1100, and Poole at +1400.
It’s hard to see any value in anyone outside of these five players in this series, but Doncic is going to need a supporting cast if the Mavericks stand any chance of keeping this series close and the best option he has is Jalen Brunson. Brunson opened the series at +5000 and has seen his odds shift to +10000 after putting up just 14 points in Game 1.
Doncic boasts the highest ticket percentage at 25%, with Poole garnering 21.7% of tickets, and Thompson 13%.
Despite Curry being a sizable favorite to win the West Finals MVP, when it comes to NBA betting he only owns 5.4% of tickets.
Where things get more serious with Curry is with the handle percentage though, where he boasts 31.4%. That number is followed by Doncic at 18.4%, and Brunson at 12.7%.
Below you can find the top-5 best current odds to win the Western Conference Finals MVP.
|Player||Team||Opening Odds||Current Odds|
|Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors||-110||-150|
|Luka Doncic||Dallas Mavericks||+200||+375|
|Draymond Green||Golden State Warriors||+950||+1000|
|Klay Thompson||Golden State Warriors||+900||+1100|
|Jordan Poole||Golden State Warriors||+2200||+1400|
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