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  • Evan Mobley is now an odds-on favorite
  • Track how the odds fluctuate throughout the 2021-22 NBA season

We’ve been tracking the odds to win the 2022 NBA Rookie of the Year Award all year long and have included the data below. The main graph on this page has been generated by calculating the average from many of our most trusted sportsbooks.

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2022 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

  • [January 18] Mobley remains the odds-on favorite, while Franz Wagner’s price has seen a slight improvement as he continues to excel down in Orlando
  • [January 12] With the Cavs holding a top six spot in the East and Mobley a main contributor – the big man out of USC has shifted to an odds-on favorite to win ROY
  • [December 23] No change in the hierarchy of the ROY odds, with Evan Mobley still the favorite
  • [December 17] The top three remained the same, while Jalen Green has now faded nearly totally out of the race
  • [December 10] Mobley has averaged nearly 13 points and 9 boards along with 2.7 blocks per game over the last two weeks, now at average odds of +160
  • [December 3] Cunningham and Barnes continue to improve, while Evan Mobley has returned from his elbow injury to re-enter the race. All have average odds between +250 to +300
  • [November 24] Cunningham is fresh off a triple-double for the frisky Pistons, and his odds have shortened in to favorites position
  • [November 17] Cade Cunningham has been shaking off the rust of his early season ankle sprain, with his average odds shortening to +340. Scottie Barnes remains the favorite, while Evan Mobley’s odds may see a fade with him suffering an elbow sprain that may keep him out 2-4 weeks
  • [November 9] With Cleveland off to a surprisingly competitive 7-4 start, Evan Mobley has inched ahead of the pack as the current favorite at +325 odds on average. This is shaping up to be an all-time race for ROY with four to five legitimate contenders
  • [November 3] Barnes is the new favorite at FanDuel, as Jalen Green’s scoring numbers have been up and down while Barnes has had a positive affect at both ends of the floor for the Raps
  • [November 1] Scottie Barnes continues his torrid start for the Raptors, and his odds have shortened ahead of all but Jalen Green – with the Florida State product now +340 at FanDuel
  • [October 26] While Jalen Green remains the favorite as Cade Cunningham’s odds trickle higher before his return to action, three players have seen their odds take a leap. Most impressively 24-year-old Chris Duarte is starting and starring for the Pacers, shortening all the way from +3800 to an average of +775. Scottie Barnes and Evan Mobley have also seen their prices improve after strong opening weeks
  • [October 15] As Cunningham has dealt with an injury during the preseason, Rockets G Jalen Green is now the favorite heading in to the season next week
  • [October 5] Cunningham and Jalen Green remain neck and neck favorites as the preseason has begun
  • [September 9] Jalen Green has seen his odds shorten nearly to the price of Cade Cunningham, with both expected to have productive seasons
  • [July 30] No surprise at the top of the opening set of odds, with Cunningham a heavy +250 favorite to win Rookie of the Year after being selected first overall to Detroit. With Michigan sports betting off and running, Pistons fans will want to jump in on that price before it shortens further. Jalen Green will likely be given the chance to put up big numbers early in Houston – his odds are set at +450. An interesting flyer could be taken on Ayo Dosunmu, who slid to the 2nd round but will be a fan favorite in his hometown of Chicago

2022 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

Player Odds
Evan Mobley -155
Scottie Barnes +430
Cade Cunningham +750
Franz Wagner +1000
Josh Giddey +1900
Jalen Green +2600
Chris Duarte +4900

Odds as of January 18th at FanDuel

NBA Teams with the Most Rookie of the Year Winners

The Golden State Warriors haven’t always been the toast of the NBA. Long before they were winning back-to-back championships they were routinely finishing near the bottom of the standings.

Those poor finishes netted them first rate players like Chris Webber, Mitch Richmond, Jamaal Wilkes, Rick Barry, Wilt Chamberlain, and Wood Sauldsberry, all of whom won Rookie of the Year honors.

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Past 10 NBA Rookie of the Year Winners

Year Player Team Draft Position
2021 LaMelo Ball Charlotte Hornets 3
2020 Ja Morant Memphis Grizzlies 2
2019 Luka Doncic Dallas Mavericks 3
2018 Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers 1
2017 Malcolm Brogdon Milwaukee Bucks 36
2016 Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves 1
2015 Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves 1
2014 Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia 76ers 11
2013 Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers 6
2012 Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers 1

Rookie of the Year Trends Based off Draft Position

  • Since 1990, the NBA Rookie of the Year award has gone to the first pick in the draft 14 times
  • Since 1990, the NBA Rookie of the Year award has only been given to a second-round selection just once (Malcolm Brogdon in 2017)

Past Rookie of the Year Winners by Position

Rookie of the Year Trends Based off Position

  • The award has gone to a primary ball-handler in eight of the past 11 years
  • Power forwards and centers won five of the first six NBA Rookie of the Year awards
  • The NBA Rookie of the Year award has only been won just three times by a player who was 6’0” tall or shorter: Ernie DiGregorio (1974), Damon Stoudamire (1996), Chris Paul (2006)

NBA Rookie Records

Record Player Season
Most points in a season: 2,707 Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors) 1959-60
Most minutes played in a season: 3,695 Elvin Hayes (Rockets) 1968-69
Most rebounds in a season: 1,941 Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors) 1959-60
Most assists in a season: 868 Mark Jackson (Knicks) 1987-88
Most steals in a season: 211 Dudley Bradley (Pacers) 1979-80
Most blocks in a season: 397 Manute Bol (Bullets) 1985-86
Most three-pointers made in a season: 158 Kerry Kittles (Nets) 1996-97

Wilt Chamberlain was a rookie in name only when he entered the league in 1959. The Big Dipper led the Association in scoring, rebounding, and minutes played that season and became the first player in NBA history to win Rookie of the Year and MVP honors in the same season.


Archived NBA Rookie of the Year Odds: 2021, 2020, 2019

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Mitch graduated from Ryerson University's Sport Media program in June of 2018, and has been with SBD since 2019. He's worked in broadcast and digital for the Score, Sportsnet, TSN & CBC and has done play-by-play work for basketball at all levels including NCAA, Pan Am Games & U Sports.