Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Devin Booker

Who is favored to win the 2021 NBA Finals MVP award? originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

As the 2021 NBA playoffs chug along, it’s fair to wonder who might be crowned NBA Finals MVP, and perhaps place a bet.

The top teams in the league have battled it out in the playoffs, and now only four squads remain in the conference finals round. The Phoenix Suns lead the Los Angeles Clippers 1-0 in the Western Conference Finals, while the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks are set to face each other in the Eastern Conference Finals.

At the beginning of the Play-In Tournament, the three players with the best odds to be named Finals MVP were Kevin Durant (+360), Kawhi Leonard (+600) and LeBron James (+600). Since then, the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers — along with Durant and James — have been eliminated, and Leonard has been sidelined with a knee sprain. In fact, eight of top 11 names are no longer in contention.

Now, the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo has moved his way to the top of the list with +100 odds to win Finals MVP. He has been on a tear for the Bucks, averaging 28.8 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game in the postseason. Just behind Antetokounmpo is the Suns’ Devin Booker with +180 odds.

Here are the top 17 potential Finals MVPs and their current odds (courtesy of our partner, PointsBet):

Giannis Antetokounmpo, +100

Devin Booker, +180

Chris Paul, +500

Paul George, +800

Jrue Holiday, +1100

Trae Young, +1200

Khris Middleton, +1400

Deandre Ayton, +1400

Reggie Jackson, +3300

Brook Lopez, +7000

John Collins, +10000

Clint Capela, +10000

Mikal Bridges, +12500

Jae Crowder, +12500

Bogdan Bogdanovic, +15000

Marcus Morris, +15000

Terance Mann, +25000

Editor’s note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.


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