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May 02, 2022

2021-22 NBA AWARDS ODDS

The 2021-22 NBA season started October 19, 2021 and will conclude on April 13, 2022. Various players futures markets are available for wagering. There are multiple player awards that bettors can wager on, which includes anything from the Sixth Man of the Year to the Scoring Champion.

2021-22 NBA MVP ODDS

  • Nikola Jokic (Denver) -380
  • Joel Embiid (Philadelphia) +265
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee) +800
  • Devin Booker (Phoenix) +7500
  • Luka Doncic (Dallas) +15000

The Most Valuable Player of the Year Award is given to the player who had the most successful regular-season, which usually includes how the player's performance reflects on the team's success. Nikola Jokic won the award for the Denver Nuggets last season, the first for Denver. An international player has won the award three straight seasons, with James Harden as the last American to win in 2017-18 with the Houston Rockets.

Complete Most Valuable Player Odds

2021-22 NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR ODDS

  • Evan Mobley (Cleveland) -213
  • Scottie Barnes (Toronto) +155
  • Cade Cunningham (Detroit) +1000

The Rookie of the Year Award is given to the first-year player who has the most successful regular-season. LaMelo Ball for the Carlotte Hornets won the last award, despite a late-season rush from Anthony Edwards who was the first pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. A guard has won the award five straight seasons, with Karl-Anthony Towns being the last center to win which was in 2015-16.

Complete Rookie of the Year Odds

2021-22 NBA SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR ODDS

  • Tyler Herro (Miami) -10000
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (Charlotte) +6600
  • Kevin Love (Cleveland) +6600
  • Montrezl Harrell (Washington) +12500

The Sixth Man of the Year Award is given to the bench player who sees the most productive regular season. Jordan Clarkson ran away with the award last year, and is the opening favorite to see a repeat. Lou Williams has seen a handful of Sixth Man of the Year Awards, but has long odds to open the season with the Atlanta Hawks. The Western Conference has won the award six straight seasons.

Complete Sixth Man of the Year Odds

2021-22 NBA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR ODDS

  • Marcus Smart (Boston) -250
  • Bam Adebayo (Miami) +500
  • Mikal Bridges (Phoenix) +600
  • Rudy Gobert (Utah) +900
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis) +900

The Defensive Player of the Year Award is given to the player who sees the best defensive performance throughout the regular season, typically hightlighted with steals, blocks and/or rebounds. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has dominated this award, winning it last year (2020-21) along with three of the last four seasons.

Complete Defensive Player of the Year Odds

2021-22 NBA MOST IMPROVED PLAYER ODDS

  • Ja Morant (Memphis) -833
  • Darius Garland (Cleveland) +600
  • Dejounte Murray (San Antonio) +1800
  • Miles Bridges (Charlotte) +2000
  • Desmond Bane (Memphis) +3300
  • Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia) +6600

The Most Improved Player of the Year Award is given to the player who has shown the most progress during the regular-season. This is a very broad and judgmental award, as it has been given to players who have seen a vast improvment over the course of a year while also being given to players who showed steady progress but lifted their team's overall success. A forward has won the award three straight seasons, with Julius Randle of the New York Knicks winning the award during the 2020-21 season.

2021-22 NBA COACH OF THE YEAR ODDS

  • Monty Williams (Phoenix) -2000
  • Erik Spoelstra (Miami) +700
  • Taylor Jenkins (Memphis) +800
  • JB Bickerstaff (Cleveland) +1000
  • Ime Udoka (Boston) +1500

The Coach of the Year Award is given to the coach who has had the most impressive regular season. The award is also given to a coach who has shown impressive growth for a club that struggled the prior season. New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau won the award in 2020-21 for improving the New York Knicks' growth, despite the team not having the best regular season record in the Eastern Conference. The Eastern Conference has seen four straight winners for this award.

2021-22 NBA LEAGUE LEADER ODDS

The 2021-22 NBA season is set to begin on October 19, 2021, with plenty of preseason wagering markets available. One popular market includes NBA leaders in certain categories. These categories can vary on sportsbooks but mainly consist of points leaderrebound leaderassists leaderblocks leadersteals leader and three-pointers made leader. The NBA points leader is most commonly known as the 'Scoring Champion'.

Double-double and triple-double leader markets are also available sometimes. Stephen Curry led the 2020-21 season with total points (2015) and three-pointers made (337), Rudy Gobert led the league in total rebounds (960) and total blocks (190), Russell Westbrook led the league in total assists (763) while T.J. McConnell led the league in total steals (128).

Odds Provided by DraftKings - Updated Sun., April 10 - 10:17 AM ET

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