2014 NBA Finals MVP Odds

The NBA Finals could be wrapped up on Sunday with the Spurs holding a 3-1 series lead over the Heat. San Antonio opened as 5-point favorites for Game 5 at home but have moved to -5.5 where the line currently stands. You can view all the latest odds and betting percentages from our free NBA betting trends page.

Although the Spurs were slight favorites to win the title prior to the series, LeBron James was listed as the clear front runner to win his third consecutive Bill Russell Award, given to the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. However, with the Heat trailing the series 3-1, Kawhi Leonard has emerged as the clear frontrunner at -200.

The table below compares the NBA Finals MVP odds from Sportsbook.com throughout the series:

Updated 6/13/14 at 9:30 am ET

Player (Team) Sportsbook.com (6/13) Sportsbook.com (6/11) Sportsbook.com (6/9) Sportsbook.com (6/4)
Kawhi Leonard (Spurs) -200 +700 +3000 +1500
Tim Duncan (Spurs) +180 +140 +200 +250
Tony Parker (Spurs) +600 +400 +300 +250
LeBron James (Heat) +1000 +165 -150 +120
Manu Ginobili (Spurs) +5000 +1500 +1200 +1000
Danny Green (Spurs) +7500 +4000 +7500 +5000
Dwyane Wade (Heat) +10000 +4000 +4000 +800
Chris Bosh (Heat) +15000 +6500 +4000 +2000
Ray Allen (Heat) N/A +30000 +25000 +7500
Mario Chalmers (Heat) N/A N/A +100000 +25000
Boris Diaw (Spurs) N/A N/A +20000 +5000
Tiago Splitter (Spurs) N/A N/A +25000 +15000
Norris Cole (Heat) N/A N/A +100000 +50000

After taking Game 1 at home, the Spurs’ Tim Duncan was the new favorite to win NBA Finals MVP at +120 with LeBron at +180. A win for the Heat in Game 2 changed all of that, making LeBron the favorite again at -150 and Duncan at +200. Following the Spurs Game 3 blowout victory, Kawhi Leonard skyrocketed from +3000 to +1000 to be named the Finals MVP. Now with a chance to win the title at home, Leonard is the favorite at -200, followed by Duncan at +180.

In addition to MVP odds, there were a number of Over/Under props available at Bovada for a number of players’ statistical averages in the NBA Finals: (Note: odds are from prior to Game 1)

– LeBron James O/U: 28.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6 assists
– Tim Duncan O/U: 16.5 points, 9.5 rebounds
– Kawhi Leonard O/U: 13.5 points, 6 rebounds
– Chris Bosh O/U: 15 points, 6 rebounds
– Dwyane Wade O/U: 18 points
– Tony Parker O/U: 16.5 points
– Manu Ginobili O/U: 13.5 points
– Ray Allen O/U: 9 points

Will Kawhi Leonard hold on to win NBA Finals MVP, or is there any value on LeBron to win 3 games in a row? Please leave your thoughts and comments in the section below.

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  1. This is a wager that is fairly easy to pick. Year after year the winner of the series is the star of thew winning team. That said if you like one side over the other go with the star. I liked the Spurs to win the series so I took Duncan and to win MVP. The thing I like about betting the MVP, using my logic, if you like the Spurs in the series you could have gotten Duncan +250 vs the Spurs -125. Of course the Spurs win the series and Parker is the MVP might give up part of your Spurs winnings with the loss on Duncan.

    History is on your side using my logic going back the past twenty years. I’m way up over the years. So go Spurs and hope Timmy Duncan goes out on top of an illustrious career. Good luck

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