OKBET on NBA Betting Preview: Luka Doncic is the MVP favorite, but is he a good bet?

OKBET on NBA Betting Preview: Luka Doncic is the MVP favorite, but is he a good bet?

The OKBET on NBA Betting may continue to make Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic the NBA MVP favorite until he wins one.

For the third year in a row, Doncic is the MVP favorite. He didn’t come through the first two times, but oddsmakers don’t care. Doncic is a +400 favorite to win MVP this season at OKBET NBA Online Betting. Doncic is only 23 years old, but he’s a good chance to win MVP before he’s done.

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Here are the top NBA MVP favorites, along with their OKBET NBA Online Betting odds:

  • +400 Doncic
  • +600 Joel Embiid
  • +650 Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • +850 Kevin Durant
  • +900 Nikola Jokic
  • +1200 Jayson Tatum
  • +1400 Ja Morant
  • +1400 Stephen Curry
  • +2500 LeBron James

Here are our top picks for NBA MVP in 2022-23.

GREG BRAINOS: I am grateful. You could make the case that Joel Embiid should have won the award for the previous season. This year, he will eliminate all doubt and crush the haters in order to cash in on the +600 MVP tickets that will be available to him when voters ignore Nikola Jokic in the same way that they did Markieff Morris. Anyone who takes Giannis Antetokounmpo with a point spread of +650 has my full support.

You’ll be able to get a good night’s rest if you tuck your Embiid and Giannis slips beneath your pillow, since this will remind you that you have bets on the two most dominant players in the NBA.

NICK BROMBERG: The East appears to be insanely competitive, so I’m going to bet on the MVP coming from that side of the NBA. Giannis Antetokounmpo appears to be the best bet among players at +900 or lower because the Bucks are the favorites to win it all and he may be particularly motivated after nearly single-handedly defeating the Celtics in the semifinals.

However, with Ime Udoka on the sidelines, Jayson Tatum (+1200) could take another stride ahead in 2022-23. If Tatum becomes dominant and the Celtics maintain their form from the second half of last season, he’ll be a frontrunner for MVP.

SCHWAB, FRANK: It’s not like voters were dying to bestow the MVP title to a Denver Nuggets player. Nikola Jokic has left them with no choice over the last two seasons. He won back-to-back MVP awards because he was the clear choice both times. I see why Jokic is at +900, the fifth-best odds. Voters prefer to spread the award around, and they’re unlikely to put Jokic in the same category as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Larry Bird, who have all won three MVPs in a row.

However, Jokic’s amazing efficiency and all-around supremacy may force them to make a decision. I also like Ja Morant, who is a little further down the list at +1400. As my two friends mentioned above, it’s tempting to choose Giannis Antetokounmpo, but Giannis’ regular-season games will continue to be limited. The Bucks want to win another title and understand that they don’t need to be the top seed in the East to accomplish so.

They do, however, need Giannis to be fresh for the postseason.

On a good but not great Nuggets team, Jokic does not have that luxury. With Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. back, his playing time and usage may decrease slightly, but it’s also possible that Murray and Porter relieve some of the load on Jokic and he becomes even more efficient, which seems impossible given the bar he has set. The king will remain king.

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