NBA Award Updates: Harden A Substantial MVP Favorite After Torrid November Stretch

NBA Award Updates: Harden A Substantial MVP Favorite After Torrid November Stretch

NBA MVP odds are back and The Beard is sitting pretty after one hell of a No-Shave November.

MVP

Player12/4 (Bovada)10/23 (Bovada)10/16 (Bovada)9/24 (Bovada)8/23 (Bovada)8/16 (Bovada)8/13 (Paddy Power)
James Harden+115+1000+1000+1000+900+800+700
Giannis Antetokounmpo+400+250+1000+1000+850+850+750
LeBron James+400+500+400+450+500+750+750
Kyrie Irving+900+1200+1200+1200+1500+5000N/A
Kevin Durant+1500+800+550+550+550+450+350
Russell Westbrook+1500+1000+600+600+450+350+350
Steph Curry+1800+1200+1200+1200+1200+1100+1100
Kawhi Leonard+2800+600+400+350+400+650+550
Joel Embiid+3300+2500+2500+4000+5000+5000+5000
Anthony Davis+4000+2500+1800+1800+1800+1600+1600
Kristaps Porzingis+4000+2500+10000+10000+10000+10000N/A
John Wall+5000+2800+3300+3300+3300+3300+3000
Ben Simmons+5000+3300+8000+8000+8000+6600N/A
Karl-Anthony Towns+6000+2500+3300+3300+3300+3300+3000
DeMarcus Cousins+7000N/A+4000+4000+4000+3300+3000
Damian Lillard+7500N/A+4000+5000+5000+5000+4500
Andre Drummond+8000N/A+25000+25000+25000+25000N/A
LaMarcus Aldridge+8000N/A+25000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Nikola Jokic+10000N/A+4000+4000+4000+4000+3300
Demar Derozan+10000N/A+6000+6000+6000+5000+5000
Paul GeorgeN/AN/A+3000+3000+3000+2500+2000
Chris PaulN/AN/A+3300+3300+3300+2500+3300
Jimmy ButlerN/AN/A+8000+10000+10000+7500+9000
Andrew WigginsN/AN/A+10000+8000+8000+7500N/A
Draymond GreenN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000+6000N/A
Blake GriffinN/A+5000+4000+4000+4000+4000+3000
Gordon HaywardN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000+7000+6600
Carmelo AnthonyN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000+7500+6000
Kyle LowryN/AN/A+15000+15000+15000+10000+9000
Kemba WalkerN/AN/A+15000+15000+15000+15000N/A
Kevin LoveN/AN/A+20000+20000+20000+10000N/A
Marc GasolN/AN/A+20000+20000+20000+15000N/A
Bradley BealN/AN/A+20000+20000+20000+20000N/A
Mike ConleyN/AN/A+20000+20000+20000+20000+15000
Paul MillsapN/AN/A+20000+25000+25000+15000N/A
Dirk NowitzkiN/AN/A+25000+25000+25000+25000+50000
Dwight HowardN/AN/A+25000+25000+25000+25000N/A
Hassan WhitesideN/AN/A+25000+25000+25000+25000N/A
Devin BookerN/AN/A+25000+25000N/AN/AN/A
Goran DragicN/AN/A+25000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Daniel TheisN/AN/A+99900N/AN/AN/AN/A
Isaiah ThomasN/AN/AN/A+3500+3500+2500+2000
Jeff TeagueN/AN/AN/A+25000+25000+25000N/A

The first in-season odds update came just a week into the season and the Greek Freak was putting on a hell of a show. However, as he cooled off, James Harden began filling up the stat sheet.

In his first eight games in the month of October, Harden averaged a mere 26 points and the Rockets went 5-3. In November, he averaged nearly 35 points and 10 dimes, leading Houston to a 12-1 record. Before the season began, I was a little weary of how Harden and Chris Paul would play together and how much CP3’s presence would impact Harden’s stats. So far, it has only helped. In the seven games since Paul returned, Harden has averaged 33.9 points, 8.6 assists, and 5.6 rebounds.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is still having himself an excellent season, but not good enough apparently. His Bucks are also just 12-9, which doesn’t help his chances. Unfortunately, he’ll likely have to put up even better stats than he currently is to win the award. And if you haven’t looked at his stats, they’re enough to make a DFS player drool. At 29.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.8 steals and blocks a piece, he’s putting up DraftKings points hand over fist.

Though the King’s Cavaliers were not looking good at all in the early going, they’re on quite the streak. With 11 straight wins, the Cavs are pulling off a very nice Celtics impersonation and LeBron is a big reason why, of course. With 28.3 points per game, 8.7 assists, and 7.9 rebounds, James is taking care of business in just about every way imaginable.

Speaking of the Celtics, Kyrie Irving is throwing his name into the hat thanks to Boston’s winning ways. Irving’s stats don’t match up with the other leaders, which is obviously why he is lower down on the list, but he still has a chance with plenty of season left to play.

Rookie of the Year

PlayerTeam12/4 (Bovada)11/2 (Bovada)10/17 (5Dimes)8/14 (5Dimes)7/15 (5Dimes)6/30 (BetOnline)6/23 (BetOnline)
Ben SimmonsPHI-2000-300+225+280+300+225+150
Jayson TatumBOS+1400+1200+1200+1125+1000+1800+2000
Dennis Smith, JrDAL+1500+1000+400+370+350+500+1200
Lauri MarkkanenCHI+1500+1200+5000+8500+3000+3300+3300
Lonzo BallLAL+1800+700+205+240+275+240+200
Donovan MitchellUTA+2000+4000+1400+1850+1000+3300+3300
De'Aaaron FoxSAC+2800+1800+1100+1200+700+850+900
Kyle KuzmaLAL+3000+5000+1500N/AN/AN/AN/A
John CollinsATL+4000+2500N/AN/A+5000+5000N/A
Malik MonkCHA+4000+3300+3000+2800+1800+1000+900
Bogdan BogdanovicSAC+6600+6600+3300N/AN/AN/AN/A
Josh JacksonPHXN/A+2800+2000+1750N/A+1200+1200
Justin JacksonSACN/A+5000+5500+5000N/A+3300+2500
Mike JamesPHXN/A+5000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Markelle FultzPHIN/A+6600+1050+1000+600+500+500
Dillon BrooksMEMN/A+6600N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Milos TeodosicLACN/AN/A+3300N/AN/AN/AN/A
Jonathan IsaacORLN/AN/A+5000+4000+1800+3300+3300
Bam AdebayoMIAN/AN/A+5000+4000+2500N/AN/A
Zach CollinsPORN/AN/A+5000+4250+3500+5000+4000
Frank NtilikinaNYN/AN/A+6600+6000+2700+3300+3300
TJ LeafINDN/AN/A+6600N/AN/AN/AN/A
Semi OjeleyeBOSN/AN/A+7500+7500N/AN/AN/A
Luke KennardDETN/AN/A+8000+6000+3700+3300+3300
Caleb SwaniganPORN/AN/A+8000+10000N/AN/AN/A
Frank JacksonNOPN/AN/A+8000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Terrance FergusonOKCN/AN/A+9000+9000+5000N/AN/A
Frank Mason IIISACN/AN/A+10000+10000N/AN/AN/A
OG AnunobyTORN/AN/A+10000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Jarrett AllenBKNN/AN/A+10000N/AN/AN/AN/A
DJ WilsonMILN/AN/A+10000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Derrick WhiteSAN/AN/A+12500+12500+5000+5000+4000

It’s Ben Simmons’ world and we’re just living in it. With just over a quarter of the season in the books, Simmons’ has locked up the Rookie of the Year in the eyes of the oddsmakers. The only thing that can probably stop him is an injury, but nobody ever gets hurt in Philly, right?

Mark Gallant

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