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  • Nikola Jokic is a sizable favorite in the 2024 NBA MVP odds ahead of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luka Doncic
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This page tracks the odds to win the 2024 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 .

2024 NBA MVP Odds

 

  • Jan. 12, 2024: While Jokic (+170) remains the favorite, Gilgeous-Alexander (+295) has surpassed Doncic (+449) for second.
  • Nov. 4, 2023: Jokic continues to shorten incrementally, while Doncic remains the second-favorite.
  • Oct. 26, 2023: A strong start to the season from Nikola Jokic moved his odds to +382, while second-favorite Doncic is back at +550.
  • July 10, 2023: At +418, two-time winner Jokic is slightly ahead of Giannis (+525) and Doncic (+546) in the early 2024 NBA MVP odds with reigning-winner Embiid fourth at +733.
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2024 NBA MVP Favorites

Player
Best Odds
DraftKings
BetMGM
FanDuel
Bet365
Jokic, Nikola
Gilgeous-Alexander, Shai
Doncic, Luka
Antetokounmpo, Giannis
FanDuel
+2000
+1800
+2000
Tatum, Jayson
FanDuel
+4500
+3000
+4500
Leonard, Kawhi
FanDuel
+16000
+12500
+16000
Brunson, Jalen
BetMGM
+25000
+25000
+25000
Edwards, Anthony
BetMGM
+25000
+25000
+25000
Mitchell, Donovan
FanDuel
+30000
+25000
+30000
Curry, Stephen
FanDuel
+30000
+25000
+30000
Durant, Kevin
BetMGM
+50000
+50000
Booker, Devin
BetMGM
+50000
+50000
James, Lebron
BetMGM
+50000
+50000

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NBA MVP Trends to Consider

  • Since 1985, only four 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
  • 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 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

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Past 10 NBA MVP Winners

Year Player PPG RPG APG
2023 Joel Embiid (76ers) 33.1 10.2 4.2
2022 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

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

Player MVP Awards Years
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)

Archived NBA MVP Award Odds: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

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