NBA Regular Season Award Odds
The NBA is arguably playing at the highest level of skill that we have ever witnessed, which means each and every regular season award is that much more competitive. With superstars vying to cement their legacies, unproven players looking to break through to the next level, and rookies that want to prove they’re the top of their draft class, NBA awards odds are a great way to see who’s got the best chance to end this season with a new accolade to their name.
Below you can find all of the current favourites with their up-to-date odds courtesy of DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook so you know who the leaders are for all the major awards given out at the end of the NBA regular season.
Most Valuable Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo/Luka Doncic (+260)
In the midst of a dead heat for this years Most Valuable Player Award, two of the leagues top young superstars are tied in this seasons race. Both Giannis Antetekounmpo and Luka Doncic currently sit with +260 odds to win this years top player honour.
At only 27-years-old, Giannis Antetokounmpo has carved out a Hall of Fame career already. With two Most Valuable Player Awards already sitting on his mantle, Antetokounmpo looks to earn his third MVP in five seasons.
As the early frontrunner for the award, Antetokounmpo has looked unstoppable on the court. Using his terrific blend of strength and size coupled with his underrated passing ability, Antetokounmpo draws ample attention when the ball is in his hands, allowing him to find open shooter along the outside.
One of the premier two-way players in the NBA, Giannis gets the job done on both ends of the court, doing everything possible to secure his team the victory. Always bringing the intensity, Antetokounmpo excels at galvanizing his team and motivating them to go to war alongside him and leave it all on the court in order to get the win.
Giannis isn’t a lock however, as another one of the leagues top international sensations has taken the NBA by storm since his rookie season. Luka Doncic has been a dominant presence on the Dallas Mavericks since day-one and is once again in the mix to claim his first MVP award this season.
Doncic may not be the greatest athlete we’ve ever seen, but his skillset and talent level are like something we’ve never seen in the NBA. With fantastic size, Doncic is able to play all positions on the court, score at every level, as well as act as a primary distributor for his team.
Both Doncic and Antetekounmpo are terrific choices for this years MVP Award and come with great odds attached. Pick a side and place a bet on this years NBA MVP today.
Defensive Player of the Year: Giannis Antetokounmpo (+300)
Not only is Antetokounmpo the favourite to win this years MVP, but he’s also favoured to claim the Defensive Player of the Year Award as well.
A former recipient of the award, Antetokounmpo looks to make this his second season in his career winning both the MVP and DPOY honour in the same year. This would be the first time in NBA History a player would have ever accomplished the feat multiple times.
One of the most gifted athletes in NBA history, with his freakish length, insane verticality, all in a hulkish 6′11 frame, Antetokounmpo is nearly impossible to score on. Able to clamp down along the perimeter, play big in the paint while protecting the rim, and fast enough to play help defence at a moments notice, he can truly do it all on the defensive end.
A fantastic bet to claim this years top defensive honour, look for Antetokounmpo to etch his name in NBA history once again as he moves one step closer to establishing himself as one of the greatest talents of his generation.
Sixth Man of the Year: Russell Westbrook (+120)
A player that has received more than his fair share of criticism entering into the 2022-23 NBA Season, Russell Westbrook may have found his new niche as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The former league MVP was hesitant to the reserve role at first, but has blossomed and found an increase in production since being moved from the starting lineup.
Able to use his explosive first step and plethora of NBA experience to work against opposing reserve players, Westbrook has quickly developed into a standout sixth-man in the NBA. Helping his Lakers squad find results from their bench as well as creating a more fluid starting lineup, Westbrooks move to the bench not only has his team looking improved, but has himself looking rejuvenated.
If Westbrook can continue his fantastic play and maintain his pace, we could see Westbrook become the third player in NBA history to claim both the MVP as well as Sixth Man of the Year honours in their career (James Harden and Bill Walton the other two to do so).
At +150, Brodie looks to be a a great bet for all 6MOY bettors as he continues to blossom in his new role and help provide meaningful minutes for his Lakers team.
Most Improved Player of the Year: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (+120)
One of the top Canadian players in the NBA, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has looked specatcular this season, shining as a lone bright spot on a mediocre Oklahoma City Thunder sqaud.
SGA has looked fantastic at every aspect of the game, currently averaging career-bests in points, steals, and blocks per game, while shooting the ball at a highly efficient clip. As one of the leading scorers in the entire NBA, Gilgeous-Alexander is a fantastic bet for this years Most Improved Player.
Having shown growth in his game each and every season in the NBA, SGA has been balling out this season and has given his team legitimate hopes of making the play-in tournament. As the undisputed top dog on his team, SGA uses his smooth game to slither through the defence, finishing cleanly at the rim or pulling up for easy jumpers and floaters from the mid-range.
Back the Toronto Native to claim his first individual player award as he takes the next step in his career towards stardom as he emerges as one of the next top talents in the league.
Rookie of the Year: Paolo Banchero (-750)
The number-one overall draft pick from this past years NBA Entry Draft, Paolo Banchero is looking to remain atop his draft class and claim the Rookie of the Year award this season.
Coming out of Duke, Banchero uses his great size and world class athleticism to blow past defenders and finish strong at the rim. After being drafted by the Orlando Magic, Banchero will be the instant alpha on his team, and will receive the majority of touches on the offensive end.
The Rookie of the Year award doesn’t usually take into account team success, which is a benefit for Banchero as the Magic are unlikely to pick up many wins this season. Banchero will be be able to stuff the stat sheet on a nightly basis and have ample room for growth and opportunity on his team.
At (-900) Banchero is a heavy favourite to claim the leagues top freshman honour, and will be set for a big first year as a pro.
Coach of the Year: Will Hardy (+500)
Flipping the script on the NBA worlds head, Will Hardy and his Jazz team have defied expectations and have looked like a squad with serious playoff potential in the Western Conference.
With many speculating that the Jazz would plummet in the standings and begin “Wobbling for Wembanyama” after trading away All-Stars Donovan Mitchell & Rudy Gobert, instead they’ve vaulted towards the top of the conference standings. Utilizing their terrific depth and veteran core, as well as the emergence of Lauri Markkanen in a starring role, the Jazz have found ways to compete at a high level.
Moving forward the Jazz may still have moves to make with several players who may not fit their current timeline, but you can’t argue with the results. With rookie Head Coach, Will Hardy doing a sensational job at leading his rag tag group to success, he has rightfully risen through the rankings and now lands as the odds on favourite to claim this years Coach of the Year honour.
If the Jazz brass do decide to roll the dice and push onwards with their current lineup, if the Jazz can find their way into the playoff picture by seasons end, Coach Hardy will be a near shoe-in for the Coach of the Year award.