Odds To Win The 2020-21 NBA MVP

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks dribbles the ball against Nikola Jokic #15 and Gary Harris #14 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter at American Airlines Center on January 25, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The NBA season is still young with most teams playing 16-18 games. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t any interest in NBA MVP odds.

The debate on who is most deserving of this award is fascinating every year. Is it the best overall player in the NBA? Who put up the best numbers? Or who was the most valuable and instrumental in their team’s success?

Just a quarter of the way through the regular season, here are the odds to win the NBA MVP.

The Favorites

Leading the way at +500 are two players at very different stages of their careers but are equally as dominant.

Luka Doncic is 21 and in his third season in the NBA. LeBron James is 36 and in his 18th season.

Doncic is a young and rising superstar, nearly averaging a triple-double this season with 27.3 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, and 9.9 assists per game. James isn’t slowing down at all, contributing on all levels with 25.2 PPG, 7.9 RPG, and 7.4 APG.

Not far behind are Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid at +600. Embiid is averaging 27.7 PPG, 11.5 RPG, and 2.7 APG. Durant is scoring 30.4 PPG with 7.6 RPG and 5.8 APG.

Top 15 Odds To Win The NBA Regular-Season MVP

Odds via the BetMGM Sportsbook as of Jan. 27, 2021.

Luka Doncic+500
LeBron James+500
Kevin Durant+600
Joel Embiid+600
Nikola Jokic+800
Giannis Antetokounmpo+1000
Stephen Curry+1200
Damian Lillard+3500
Anthony Davis+4000
Kawhi Leonard+5000
James Harden+5000
Jayson Tatum+5000
Paul George+5000
Donovan Mitchell+8000
Domantas Sabonis+8000

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Sam Herder is a writer for BetMGM and HERO Sports. A North Dakota State journalism grad, he spent several years in the print media industry before writing for online outlets. Sam has covered sports at all levels — high school, college, and professional — since 2011.