The NBA season has officially tipped off and aside from betting on everyday gamelines and futures odds for specific teams, you can also start taking a look at the odds for regular season awards.
There are four main regular season awards to keep an eye on this season and those include the odds to win the MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year, and Sixth Man of the Year.
Starting with the odds to win the regular season MVP, Nikola Jokic is favored to win his third MVP in the last four seasons and it isn’t hard to see why. He put up MVP-like numbers last at 24.5 ppg, 9.8 apg, and 11.8 rpg, but was narrowly beaten out by Joel Embiid.
To start off the season, Jokic looks like he is out for revenge for not winning three straight by putting up a 29-point, 13 rebound, and 11 assist triple double in the Nuggets first win of the season. Jokic currently has 400 odds to win the MVP.
Moving on to the DPOY, Jaren Jackson of the Memphis Grizzlies is favored to walk away with his second straight award at 500 odds and is already off to a steaming hot start. In Memphis’s first game of the season, Jackson deflected five shots while pulling in five rebounds.
It also helps his case that the Grizzlies starting center, Steven Adams, will miss the season with knee surgery which would force Jackson to step up and play the five spot.
|23-2024 Nikola Jokic Stats|
|27.4 / 8th||12.7 / 4th||7.9 / 8th||63.4 9th|
On to the Most Improved Player of the Year where Washington Wizards Guard, Jordan Poole has 900 odds to win. Poole is in a great spot with the Wizards and he and Kyle Kuzma will act as a one-two punch on offense with Poole as the main ball handler.
Being that the ball will be in his hands a lot and the lack of consistent talent on the current Washington roster, it could be just a matter of time before Poole’s odds get shorter.
Looking at the odds for the Sixth Man of the Year odds, it’s Immanuel Quickley of the Knicks with the shortest odds at 650. Over his last two seasons, Quickley has averaged a massive 28 minutes per game off the bench. If he could continue getting this number of minutes and produce like he has been, he is another candidate to see his odds come way down.
Nikola Jokic this season:
28 PTS, 16 REB, 9 AST, 3 STL, 56% FG
33 PTS, 14 REB, 9 AST, 87% FG, 2/2 3PM
25 PTS, 10 REB, 3 AST, 48% FG
27 PTS, 10 REB, 11 AST, 2 BLK, 75% FG
28 PTS, 14 REB, 5 AST, 75% FG, 1/2 3PM
22 PTS, 12 REB, 7 AST, 1 BLK, 57% FG
29 PTS, 13 REB, 11 AST, 54% FG pic.twitter.com/79C64mNYCg
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| Title: NBA Regular Season Award Favorites
| Author: Sam Profeta
| Date: Nov 5, 2023