The 2023-24 NBA season is already off to a great start, and the league has done a good job of making things exciting again. The in-season tournament appears to be generating some excitement, and that is only going to continue as the season moves along.
Even though basketball is a team sport, it is the individual players that tend to dominate the action and drive the excitement. With that in mind, you are going to see some tight MVP betting odds each year, and this season is no exception.
It’s still very early on in the year, but now might be a good time to bet on the 2023-24 NBA regular season MVP Award.
Two Clear Favorites
If you are looking at the betting odds to win the MVP Award this season, then you are going to find that there are two clear betting favorites. While it doesn’t always work out that way, it does seem as if two players are separating from the pack.
Nikola Jokic heads into the month of November as the betting favorite to win the MVP Award as he currently has odds set at +300. This is a familiar position for Jokic and he was also the favorite to win the award when the season began.
There has been some shuffling behind Jokic so far this season, and it’s another player from the Western Conference that is in the next spot. That would be Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic at +400, and he is certainly a player talented enough to win the MVP Award.
Even if these two players don’t stay at the top of the MVP Award odds throughout the entire season, you are going to see them in contention at least. There is still some value in betting on these players now, and you don’t want to delay too long.
A Look at the Contenders
While it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bet on either Jokic or Doncic to win the NBA MVP Award this season, this is still a very long season. There is a ton of time to players to make a move either way, and you are going to want to check out the list of contenders before locking in a bet.
Jayson Tatum is ahead of the pack when it comes to contenders as he has betting odds set at +750. The Boston Celtics superstar has been in the race in the past, and he should have a monster season for this team.
The options don’t stop there though as here are some other NBA superstars that you are going to want to consider:
- Joel Embiid +1000
- Stephen Curry +1100
- Giannis Antetokounmpo +1200
- Devin Booker +1400
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander +1600
There are many other options besides those players mentioned above as well, and you will get more value the further you go down the list.
Doncic Gets it Done
Even though voters are not supposed to get fatigued or tired of voting for the same player, it definitely happens often. It’s hard to think that there is another NBA player better than Nikola Jokic in the league, but he isn’t going to get all the votes that he deserves.
Luka Doncic is off to a tremendous start with the Dallas Mavericks, and he is due to win an MVP Award at some point. Doncic appears to be in better shape this season, and he finally has enough help around him to lead his team to some success.
Now is the perfect time to get on Doncic at +400 as he will win the NBA Regular Season MVP Award in 2023-24.