Who is favored to win the 2021 NBA Finals MVP award?


Jun 19, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates after defeating the Brooklyn Nets in overtime in game seven in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

As the 2021 NBA playoffs chug along, it's fair to wonder who might be crowned NBA Finals MVP, and perhaps place a bet.

The top teams in the league have battled it out in the playoffs, and now only four squads remain in the conference finals round. The Phoenix Suns lead the Los Angeles Clippers 1-0 in the Western Conference Finals, while the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks are set to face each other in the Eastern Conference Finals.

At the beginning of the Play-In Tournament, the three players with the best odds to be named Finals MVP were Kevin Durant (+360), Kawhi Leonard (+600) and LeBron James (+600). Since then, the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers -- along with Durant and James -- have been eliminated, and Leonard has been sidelined with a knee sprain. In fact, eight of top 11 names are no longer in contention.

Now, the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo has moved his way to the top of the list with +100 odds to win Finals MVP. He has been on a tear for the Bucks, averaging 28.8 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game in the postseason. Just behind Antetokounmpo is the Suns' Devin Booker with +180 odds.

Here are the top 17 potential Finals MVPs and their current odds (courtesy of our partner, PointsBet):

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, +100
  • Devin Booker, +180
  • Chris Paul, +500
  • Paul George, +800
  • Jrue Holiday, +1100
  • Trae Young, +1200
  • Khris Middleton, +1400
  • Deandre Ayton, +1400
  • Reggie Jackson, +3300
  • Brook Lopez, +7000
  • John Collins, +10000
  • Clint Capela, +10000
  • Mikal Bridges, +12500
  • Jae Crowder, +12500
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic, +15000
  • Marcus Morris, +15000
  • Terance Mann, +25000

Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.

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