2017 NBA Playoffs: Finals MVP Odds

The 2017 NBA Playoffs began back on April 15th, but 5Dimes had already released odds to win the Bill Russell Finals MVP Award several days earlier. Sure, it was a bit early for most people to think about wagering on this, but with the Cavs and Warriors such heavy favorites to reach the Finals, this provided another opportunity for NBA bettors. LeBron James won this award last year after Cleveland’s epic comeback over Golden State, but it was longshot Andre Iguodala in 2015 and darkhorse Kawhi Leonard in 2014.

The table below shows the odds to win this year’s NBA Finals MVP from 5Dimes and Paddy Power:

Player (Team) May 1 (Paddy Power) April 14
(5Dimes)
Kevin Durant (Warriors) +187 +220
Stephen Curry (Warriors) +260 +300
LeBron James (Cavaliers) +400 +450
Draymond Green (Warriors) +550 +1200
Kawhi Leonard (Spurs) +1100 +800
Klay Thompson (Warriors) +1100 +650
Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers) +1800 +1700
James Harden (Rockets) +1900 +1300
Isaiah Thomas (Celtics) +2000 +1300
LaMarcus Aldridge (Spurs) +3500 +2500
John Wall (Wizards) +6000 +3500
Kevin Love (Cavaliers) +6600 +6000
DeMar DeRozan (Raptors) +8000 +4500
Kyle Lowry (Raptors) +9000 +5000
Al Horford (Celtics) +9000 +6000
Bradley Beal (Wizards) +10000 +6000
Avery Bradley (Celtics) +12500 +9000
Tony Parker (Spurs) +12500 +9000
Gordon Hayward (Jazz) +15000 +8000
Pau Gasol (Spurs) +17500 +9000
Rudy Gobert (Jazz) +17500 +9000
Jae Crowder (Celtics) +20000 +12500
George Hill (Jazz) +27500 +17500
Jonas Valanciunas (Raptors) +50000 +17500
Marcin Gortat (Wizards) +50000 +40000
Ryan Anderson (Rockets) +50000 +50000
Patrick Beverley (Rockets) +50000 +50000
Serge Ibaka (Raptors) +50000 +17500
JJ Redick (Clippers) N/A +15000
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks) N/A +10000
Mike Conley (Grizzlies) N/A +15000
Paul George (Pacers) N/A +12500
Paul Millsap (Hawks) N/A +10000
Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers) N/A +17500
Marc Gasol (Grizzlies) N/A +17500
DeAndre Jordan (Clippers) N/A +10000
Dennis Schroder (Hawks) N/A +22500
Blake Griffin (Clippers) N/A +6000
Jimmy Butler (Bulls) N/A +15000
Jeff Teague (Pacers) N/A +47500
Steven Adams (Thunder) N/A +50000
Victor Oladipo (Thunder) N/A +50000
Dwyane Wade (Bulls) N/A +50000
Russell Westbrook (Thunder) N/A +5000
Matthew Dellavedova (Bucks) N/A +50000
CJ McCollum (Trail Blazers) N/A +50000
Myles Turner (Pacers) N/A +50000
Khris Middleton (Bucks) N/A +42500

Kevin Durant (+220) opened as the early favorite, followed by Stephen Curry (+300) and LeBron James (+450). Russell Westbrook opened +5000, but the Thunder have already been eliminated from playoff contention. Durant, Curry, and James still have the best odds of being named Finals MVP, but Draymond Green has seen his odds improve from +1200 to +550 following his impressive (and well-rounded) first round performance.

Track all the latest odds, betting %’s and more at our free live odds page throughout the NBA Playoffs.

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. He can be reached at dan.mcguire@sportsinsights.com.

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