Betting Odds To Win The NBA Regular Season MVP Changed Dramatically At Sportsbooks This Week 76ers star joel embied Catch denver‘S Nikola JokicThe longtime favourite, in what is proving to be a close race.
Embiid went from 2-1 underdog to the odds-on favorite Wednesday. Jokic has been the clear favorite on the sportsbooks since February 1st and was listed at -350 at Caesars Sportsbook earlier this week.
Things changed on Tuesday, after the Nuggets lost at home to Brooklyn. As of Thursday, Jokic and Embiid were the co-favorites, each -105 at Kaiser. Embiid is the outright favorite at other sportsbooks, including DraftKings and PointsBet.
“Money sets the price, and customers are betting on Embiid,” said Kevin Lawler, head of trading at Pointsbet. “Time will tell if they are right.”
Jokic’s decline in MVP odds coincides with the Nuggets’ recent struggles. They lost their fourth in a row on Wednesday, extending their lead over the top seed in the Western Conference to 4.5 games. sacramento kings And memphis grizzlies,
Jokic invested a lot during the Nuggets’ downturn. He had a 35-point, 20-rebound triple-double in a loss to the Nets, and averaged 29.5 points and 14.8 rebounds during the team’s four-game losing streak. But the betting public believes the MVP race is tightening up and becoming a three-man race.
Over the past week in the Caesars sportsbook, 85% of bets and 79% of all money on the MVP market is placed on Embiid, who leads the league with 33.5 points per game. Jokic, on the other hand, has only attracted 2% of the money on 6% of bets since last week.
Milwaukee giannis antetocampo Has emerged as the consensus third choice behind Embiid and Jokic. Antetokounmpo’s MVP odds have also improved this week, going from a 9-1 underdog to 3-1 as of Thursday at Caesars.