2023 NBA MVP Award Odds Tracker
- Get the latest 2023 NBA MVP odds
- Nearly a month into the season, Giannis Antetokounmpo is narrowly favored over Luka Doncic in the 2023 NBA MVP odds
- Track the movement over the course of the 2022-23 season for all NBA MVP odds favorites
This page tracks the odds to win the 2023 NBA MVP award. The first graphs below shows how the odds have changed since they first opened. The table under the graph and tables below display the past and current odds .
2023 NBA MVP Odds
- Nov. 7, 2022: Giannis has taken over as the +235 favorite, narrowly ahead of Doncic (+335).
- Oct. 25, 2022: A hot start has consolidated Doncic’s status as favorite (+415). Leading Portland to a studding 4-0 start, Damian Lillard has improved from +5200 to +1950.
- Aug 25, 2022: Luka Doncic has opened as the +450 favorite, on average. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid are tied for second at +663.
2022-23 NBA MVP Odds
Odds as of November 7, 2022, at Barstool Sportsbook. Claim the Barstool Sportsbook promo code.
NBA MVP Trends to Consider
- Since 1985, only three MVPs have come from a team that finished worse than second in its conference during the regular season
- The MVP award has been won by players who were 23 or younger on just four occasions
- Wilt Chamberlain (1960) and Wes Unseld (1969) are the only players to earn MVP honors as rookies
- The MVP award has been won by the NBA’s leading scorer four times in the past five years
- Only three MVPs have ever averaged fewer than 17 points per game. They were Bill Russell (1961, 1963, 1965), Wes Unseld (1969), and Steve Nash (2005)
NBA MVP Award Winners By Position
NBA MVP Trends Based On Position
- Centers won a whopping 22 of the first 28 NBA MVP awards
- The last 14 MVPs are split evenly between guard and front-court players
- Michael Jordan personally won five of the eight NBA MVP awards that have been given to shooting guards
Past 10 NBA MVP Winners
|2021||Nikola Jokic (Nuggets)||27.1||13.8||7.9|
|2021||Nikola Jokic (Nuggets)||26.4||10.8||8.3|
|2020||Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)||29.5||13.6||5.6|
|2019||Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)||27.7||12.5||5.9|
|2018||James Harden (Rockets)||30.4||5.4||8.8|
|2017||Russell Westbrook (Thunder)||31.6||10.7||10.4|
|2016||Steph Curry (Warriors)||30.1||5.4||6.7|
|2015||Steph Curry (Warriors)||23.8||4.3||7.7|
|2014||Kevin Durant (Thunder)||32.0||7.4||5.5|
|2013||LeBron James (Heat)||26.8||8.0||7.3|
Nikola Jokic’s MVP win in 2021 was historic for many reasons, becoming both the first Serbian winner of the award, and the lowest-drafted player ever selected for the honors.
NBA Teams with the Most MVP Winners
It should come as no surprise that the NBA franchise with the most championships also has the most league MVPs. Four different Celtics have been named the Association’s most valuable player including Bob Cousy (1957), Bill Russell (1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965), Dave Cowens (1973), and Larry Bird (1984, 1985, 1986). Need another fun fact to share at the bar? Cowens is the only MVP who also worked as a cab driver. Beat that Michael Jordan!
Players with Multiple NBA MVP Awards
|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||6||1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980|
|Bill Russell||5||1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965|
|Michael Jordan||5||1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998|
|Wilt Chamberlain||4||1960, 1966, 1967, 1968|
|LeBron James||4||2009, 2010, 2012, 2013|
|Larry Bird||3||1984, 1985, 1986|
|Magic Johnson||3||1987, 1989, 1990|
|Moses Malone||3||1979, 1982, 1983|
|Bob Pettit||2||1956, 1959|
|Karl Malone||2||1997, 1999|
|Tim Duncan||2||2002, 2003|
|Steve Nash||2||2005, 2006|
|Steph Curry||2||2015, 2016|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo||2||2019, 2020|
|Nikola Jokic||2||2021, 2022|
NBA MVP Historical Trends
- Celtics legend Bill Russell was the first player to win back-to-back MVP awards in 1961 and 1962
- Russell was also the first player to win three consecutive MVP awards (1961-63). The only other players who accomplished the same feat are Wilt Chamberlain (1966-68) and Larry Bird (1984-86)