2017-18 NBA Most Improved Player Odds

2017-18 NBA Most Improved Player Odds

Last season, the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo ran away with the Most Improved Player award. He improved his stats across the board and went from being a solid player to elite almost overnight. His PER (player efficiency rating) skyrocketed from 18.8 to 26.1 and he heads into this year with the 5th best MVP odds.

However, this is one award that you really can’t win two seasons in a row. Now, oddsmakers have the difficult job of projecting who is going to break out this year. Many of the top names will have new roles heading into the season, while others are high draft picks who are still young and have yet to show their full potential.

Player10/16 (PaddyPower)10/2 (PaddyPower)
Aaron Gordon+500+2200
D'Angelo Russell+600+600
Rodney Hood+850+550
Myles Turner+900+700
Brandon Ingram+900+750
Devin Booker+1100+750
Dennis Schroeder +1100+900
Kristaps Porzingis+1100+900
Jusuf Nurkic+1100+900
Tim Hardaway Jr. +1400+1100
Austin Rivers+1600+1400
Nikola Jokic+1600+1600
Buddy Hield+1600+1600
Karl-Anthony Towns+2200+2200
Jaylen Brown+2200+5000
Bojan Bogdanovic+2500+1000
Bradley Beal+2500+2500
Kris Dunn+2500+2500
Elfrid Payton+3300+3300
Clint Capela+5000+1400
Khris Middleton+5000+1800
Seth Curry+5000+2200
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist+6000+6000

Originally published 10/2

At +550, Rodney Hood of the Jazz is PaddyPower’s favorite. With Gordon Hayward out of town, Hood’s role is expected to be much more important. Heading into his fourth season, he’s hoping to bounce back from somewhat of a down year in which he only played 59 games due to injury. Without Hayward, Hood has the chance to be Utah’s #1 option on offense and push for 20 points a game.

Now in Brooklyn, D’Angelo Russell has the chance to become the bright spot for a depressing franchise. The former #2 pick was kind of bogged down on the Lakers, but could put up some big numbers on a crappy, but improving Nets squad.

A funny name on the list in my mind is Austin Rivers. This will be his sixth season, but guess what?! Daddy’s boy is going to get mad minutes with CP3  and JJ Redick out of town. Last year, he had a career best 12 points an  2.8 assists per game. This season…18 and 5? We shall see.

Who do you like? I’m guessing some of those people that say that Buddy Hield is the next Steph Curry will like his odds at 16/1. Let us know you you’re taking by tweeting @SportsInsights.

Mark Gallant

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