Who Will Win the 2016-17 NBA MVP? Odds Update

Written by: sbnadmin This entry was posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2016

This year’s NBA MVP plum is a race between plenty of all-around players. They are guys that fill the stat sheet so much, they make you look twice. Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and LeBron James are the clear front-runners, but stars from lesser-known teams are also doing quite well.

Let’s make a quick recap of how some of the MVP contenders are doing 18-20 games in. Read on!


Russell Westbrook (+120)

Current team record: 12-8

“Brodie,” “Beastbrook,” “Westbeast,” (or whatever nickname you want to call him) is averaging 31.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 11.5 assists per game. His nine triple-doubles this season is more than the whole league combined. Yep, you read that correctly.

James Harden (+280)

Current team record: 11-7

Harden is also filling it up from everywhere. His added role as an official point guard has resulted in three triple-doubles through his first 12 games. The seven 30-plus points and 10-plus assists this season is second only to Westbrook. “The Beard” is recording 28.7 points, 7.3 assists, and  11.9 assists (leads the league) per game, along with 14 double-doubles and three triple doubles.

LeBron James (+600)

Current team record: 13-4

LeBron has dropped his point production, but his rebounds and assists have increased, while his field goal percentage are still in the high 40s and low 50s (23.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per game). He’s tied with Harden in triple-doubles.

Stephen Curry (+600)

Current team record: 18-2

The best shooter in the game is still dominating teams with his insane shooting prowess. His 178 threes made is 26 more than second-placer James Harden, who also takes (and makes) a crazy amount of trifectas. Chef Curry is averaging 26.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 5.9 assists.

Kawhi Leonard (+600)

Current team record: 15-4

As arguably the best two-way player today, “The Claw” is an offensive and defensive nightmare. He boasts averages of 24.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.1 steals per game, while also being one of the most unhateable all-star-level player we’ve all seen in a while.

Current team record: 15-4

Anthony Davis (+2,000)

Davis is carrying his unibrow and the New Orleans Pelicans all by himself. He’s simple doing it all with averages of 32.1 points (leads the league), 11.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.9 steals, and 2.8 blocks (leads the league) per game. The Pels started 0-8, but are 7-4 since then.

Current team record: 7-12





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